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Landis Sims, 10, Defies the Odds on the Baseball Field

Landis Sims, 10, Defies the Odds on the Baseball Field

12/02/2016

Landis Sims dreams of playing baseball for the New York Yankees. Because he was born missing his hands and feet, Landis visits the Scheck & Siress clinic at UI Health to get fitted for the prosthetics that help him compete at this best. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Prompt, Ongoing HIV Care Critical to Preventing New Infections

Providers Weigh In: Prompt, Ongoing HIV Care Critical to Preventing New Infections

11/28/2016

HIV-positive individuals with a suppressed viral load are less likely to transmit the disease, but just 3 in 10 people living with HIV have the virus under control. Patient engagement and care retention can help increase the proportion of persons who have suppressed the virus. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Safe, Appropriate Antibiotic Use Can Keep Communities Healthy

Providers Weigh In: Safe, Appropriate Antibiotic Use Can Keep Communities Healthy

11/15/2016

Antibiotics can treat infections and save lives, but if misused they can lead to harmful reactions, infections, and drug-resistant bacteria strains. Stay smart about how you use them. Read More

Patient Receives Vision-Restoring Implant at UI Health

Patient Receives Vision-Restoring Implant at UI Health

11/15/2016

Missouri man is one of about 60 patients in the U.S. to receive the Argus II retinal implant to aid vision and promote more independent living Read More

Chicago Cubs History at UI Health

Chicago Cubs History at UI Health

10/28/2016

The UI Health campus now sits on the site of the former West Side Grounds, where the Cubs called home when they last won the World Series in 1908. Read More

Improving the Safety of Opioid Therapy

Improving the Safety of Opioid Therapy

10/24/2016

UI Health can improve the safety of opioid therapy by taking steps to ensure the responsible use opioid drugs to relieve pain and safeguard against their destructive potential Read More

'CBS Sunday Morning' Features Wedding of UI Health Transplant Patient, Organ Donor

'CBS Sunday Morning' Features Wedding of UI Health Transplant Patient, Organ Donor

10/24/2016

Heather Krueger received a liver transplant at UI Health — and eventually married the organ donor for her surgery Read More

Breast Cancer Survivorship: Improving Health and Well-Being After Treatment

Breast Cancer Survivorship: Improving Health and Well-Being After Treatment

10/21/2016

More than 3 million people in the U.S. have survived breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Survivorship Team at UI Health helps patients address their post-treatment challenges and concerns. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Don’t Let Type 2 Diabetes Control Your Life

Providers Weigh In: Don’t Let Type 2 Diabetes Control Your Life

10/18/2016

About 27 million people in the US have type 2 diabetes. Dr. Eisenberg on the many that don’t even know they have it. Left uncontrolled, it can lead to complications and even death. Read More

$1.5 Million Grant to Study Diagnostic Error in Asthma, COPD

10/13/2016

More than 30 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, studies suggest 30 to 50 percent of these patients may have an incorrect diagnosis. UI Health has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to study the impact of diagnostic error on outcomes for pulmonary patients and the use of lung-function testing in primary care. Read More

Now Open: UI Health Pilsen Family Health Center Lower West

Now Open: UI Health Pilsen Family Health Center Lower West

10/03/2016

New family medicine center at 1713 S. Ashland Ave. to serve the Pilsen community on Chicago's Lower West Side. Read More

‘Early Diagnosis Can Ease the Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease’

‘Early Diagnosis Can Ease the Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease’

09/28/2016

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. While there is no cure, early detection can help patients and their families plan for the future make important preventative lifestyle changes. Read More

Grant to Study Technology's Impact on Diabetes Patients

Grant to Study Technology's Impact on Diabetes Patients

09/28/2016

UI Health receives five-year, $4 million grant to research how mobile technology can help minority patients adhere to diabetes treatment plans Read More

Boxer Mike Lee Talks Health, Fitness, and Achieving Your Goals

Boxer Mike Lee Talks Health, Fitness, and Achieving Your Goals

09/26/2016

Before his light heavyweight title fight at the UIC Forum, the Chicagoland native shares his advice on what it takes to achieve your best Read More

Get Smart About PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer

Get Smart About PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer

09/23/2016

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Men should learn the facts about PSA screening for prostate cancer to be better advocates for their health. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Exchange Transfusion Therapy is a Key Intervention in Managing Sickle Cell Disease

Providers Weigh In: Exchange Transfusion Therapy is a Key Intervention in Managing Sickle Cell Disease

09/08/2016

The procedure can help reduce the incidence of sickle cell-related complications, including acute chest syndrome, stroke, and multi-organ failure. Read More

Zika Virus in the US: What it Means & How to Protect Yourself

Zika Virus in the US: What it Means & How to Protect Yourself

08/30/2016

Dr. Susan Bleasdale, medical director of infection prevention and control at UI Health, talks about the risks of the virus and what individuals need to do to stay safe. Read More

Provider’s Weigh In: The Importance of Establishing a Primary Care Medical Home

Provider’s Weigh In: The Importance of Establishing a Primary Care Medical Home

08/30/2016

Creating a strong relationship with your doctor by using consistent cooperation and open communication can lead to more personal, comprehensive, and continuous medical care Read More

Providers Weigh In: ‘Exclusive Breastfeeding’ Can Improve the Health of Babies — and Mom

Providers Weigh In: ‘Exclusive Breastfeeding’ Can Improve the Health of Babies — and Mom

08/19/2016

The importance of breastfeeding is well understood, but social and cultural barriers can make it exceedingly difficult for women to breastfeed. Breastfeeding resources are available, and new mothers should be shy about reaching out for help if they have questions. Read More

UI Health Launches Project to Improve Sickle Cell Outcomes in Chicago

UI Health Launches Project to Improve Sickle Cell Outcomes in Chicago

08/16/2016

New grant funds a six-year study to redesign the care of young adult and adult sickle cell patients. Read More

UI Health ranked in Top 10 in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report

UI Health ranked in Top 10 in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report

08/02/2016

The hospital is listed as the No. 8 hospital both in Chicago and the state of Illinois for 2016-17. Read More

UI Health at the Olympics: Hutch’s Road to Rio

UI Health at the Olympics: Hutch’s Road to Rio

08/02/2016

Dr. Mark Hutchinson, director of sports medicine at UI Health, is serving on Team USA’s medical staff at the Rio Games Read More

Providers Weigh In: Hepatitis Testing Can Save Your Life

Providers Weigh In: Hepatitis Testing Can Save Your Life

07/22/2016

Nearly 400 million people worldwide are infected with viral hepatitis, according to the World Health Organization, and most don’t know they have the infection. Testing is the only way to know about your infection — and the first step toward saving your life. Read More

UI Health Listed Among ‘Health Care’s Most Wired’ Organizations for 2016

UI Health Listed Among ‘Health Care’s Most Wired’ Organizations for 2016

07/06/2016

The hospital has received the designation 6 consecutive years Read More

Providers Weigh In: A Healthy Heart is the Best Way to Prevent Hypertension

Providers Weigh In: A Healthy Heart is the Best Way to Prevent Hypertension

06/10/2016

Hypertension can afflict you without any warning signs, but exercise and a smart diet can help you decrease your risk Read More

Redesigned Mobile App Offers New Services, Improved Patient Experience

Redesigned Mobile App Offers New Services, Improved Patient Experience

05/31/2016

Latest version of UI Health app gives patients more ways to manage their health Read More

Providers Weigh In: It’s Not Worth the Weight

Providers Weigh In: It’s Not Worth the Weight

05/27/2016

Obesity threatens the health of the new generation, but healthier choices can lead to a healthier life. Read More

Cuban Health Officials to Observe, Advise at Mile Square Health Center

Cuban Health Officials to Observe, Advise at Mile Square Health Center

05/16/2016

Physicians to evaluate women and children’s health, cancer prevention programs Read More

Providers Weigh In: Stroke — Know the Signs. Have a Plan.

Providers Weigh In: Stroke — Know the Signs. Have a Plan.

05/04/2016

Every 4 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from stroke. Knowing the warning signs and immediately taking action can save a life. Read More

UI Health Recognized for Inclusive Care and Policies for LGBT Patients, Visitors, and Employees

UI Health Recognized for Inclusive Care and Policies for LGBT Patients, Visitors, and Employees

04/28/2016

Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality’ designation given to facilities that meet non-discrimination policies and practices Read More

UI Health Receives Full Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer

UI Health Receives Full Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer

04/20/2016

Accreditation recognizes Cancer Center’s commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient-centered cancer care. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Vaccinations are Vital to Keeping the Public Safe and Healthy

Providers Weigh In: Vaccinations are Vital to Keeping the Public Safe and Healthy

04/18/2016

Vaccines have helped eliminate the threat of many diseases, which is why they remain so important today Read More

UI Health Bariatric Surgery Program Receives Blue Distinction Center+ Designation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

UI Health Bariatric Surgery Program Receives Blue Distinction Center+ Designation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

04/18/2016

Program recognized for delivering quality, specialty care and its cost-of-care measures for gastric stapling and gastric banding Read More

UI Health Is On Your Team

UI Health Is On Your Team

04/13/2016

We’re committed to being a part of the community, which is why we’re proud to partner with the Chicago Fire to expand health awareness and education across Chicago. Read More

National Museum of Mexican Art Celebrates Children’s Day

National Museum of Mexican Art Celebrates Children’s Day

04/13/2016

Día del Niňo Promotes Health, Fitness, and Family Read More

UI Health Research Helps Expand Medicare Coverage for Sickle Cell Patients

UI Health Research Helps Expand Medicare Coverage for Sickle Cell Patients

04/07/2016

Research from Dr. Damiano Rondelli is cited in decision to cover bone marrow transplantation for specific blood disorders. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Organ Donation is a Gift of Life — Even Without a Match

Providers Weigh In: Organ Donation is a Gift of Life — Even Without a Match

04/06/2016

UI Health’s team of experts have been able to successfully transplant across incompatible individuals. One donor alone can save or improve the lives of up to 50 people. Read More

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Names UI Health Blue Distinction Center + for Maternity Care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Names UI Health Blue Distinction Center + for Maternity Care

03/23/2016

New designation recognizes the UI Health’s commitment to quality, affordable maternity care. Read More

With Little Hope for Life-Saving Transplant, Woman Receives Kidney in Unique Procedure

With Little Hope for Life-Saving Transplant, Woman Receives Kidney in Unique Procedure

03/23/2016

Orphan drug called Eculizumab used to suppress patient’s antibodies to lessen chance of organ rejection Read More

Health Science Colleges at UI Health Recognized on 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings

Health Science Colleges at UI Health Recognized on 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings

03/18/2016

Colleges of Pharmacy, Applied Health Sciences, and Nursing achieve high national rankings. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

Providers Weigh In: Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

03/15/2016

Colonoscopy can find and remove abnormalities early, helping individuals reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Read More

The Center for Breast Care at UI Health Receives Full Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers

The Center for Breast Care at UI Health Receives Full Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers

03/11/2016

The Center for Breast Care now has full accreditation from the three bodies it recognizes for establishing care standards. Read More

Providers Weigh In: A Sharp Mind Starts with a Good Night’s Sleep

Providers Weigh In: A Sharp Mind Starts with a Good Night’s Sleep

03/01/2016

More than 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Learn how to avoid chronic sleep deprivation, which can lead to permanent brain changes. Read More

Olympic ‘Flame’: Dr. Mark R. Hutchinson to Serve on Medical Team at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Olympic ‘Flame’: Dr. Mark R. Hutchinson to Serve on Medical Team at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

02/29/2016

The selection is fulfillment of lifelong dream for UIC athletics head physician. Read More

UI Health’s Partnership with The Chicago Lighthouse Provides Jobs to Underrepresented Work Force

UI Health’s Partnership with The Chicago Lighthouse Provides Jobs to Underrepresented Work Force

02/10/2016

Since starting in 2014, UI Health now employs nearly 60 staff members from The Chicago Lighthouse Read More

Dr. Susan Bleasdale Educates Chicagoans About Zika Virus

Dr. Susan Bleasdale Educates Chicagoans About Zika Virus

02/07/2016

As spring travelers embark for warm destinations, it’s important they know how the virus can be contracted and transmitted. Read More

UI Health Will Help Link Chronically Homeless Patients to Housing Services

UI Health Will Help Link Chronically Homeless Patients to Housing Services

01/27/2016

A $100,000 grant will allow UI Health to develop a way to link homeless patients to housing services improving their health and reducing overall healthcare costs Read More

Federal, Local, and State Leaders Visit UI Health Encouraging People to get Health Insurance

Federal, Local, and State Leaders Visit UI Health Encouraging People to get Health Insurance

01/14/2016

Danny Davis and other Federal, Local, and State Leaders Visit Mile Square Health Center Encouraging People to get Health Insurance Read More

UI Health Recognized for Treatment of Rare Blood Vessel Disease

UI Health Recognized for Treatment of Rare Blood Vessel Disease

01/13/2016

The Sturge-Weber Foundation has designated the UI Health a Center of Excellence for patients living with Sturge-Weber syndrome, a rare vascular disorder that can cause neurological abnormalities and glaucoma. Read More

Providers Weigh In: Regular Eye Checks are Crucial to Prevent Blindness

Providers Weigh In: Regular Eye Checks are Crucial to Prevent Blindness

01/05/2016

Over 2.7 million people in the U.S. over age 40 have Glaucoma. This number will reach 4.2 million in the next 15 years, reports the National Eye Institute. Awareness can slow down the disease. Read More