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2013 Archive: UI Health System in the Media

December 19, 2013
Dr. Jerry Krishnan, associate vice president for population health services at UI Health and a principle investigator on CAPriCORN, a grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, was quoted in Modern Healthcare. The article can be read here: (registration required)

November 27, 2013
WGN and Fox News interviewed two families involved in a living-donor kidney swap at UI Health. Dr. Enrico Benedetti, head of surgical services, and Dr. Jose Oberholzer, chief of transplantation surgery, were interviewed about the swap procedure and the hospital's program to transplant obese kidney patients, who are frequently denied access to transplantation, using robotic surgery.

October 31, 2013
ABC 7 and Chicago's Local News Service covered the annual Halloween festivities and trick-or-treating for pediatric patients at Children's Hospital University of Illinois.

October 2, 2013
Drs. Robert Winn and Sonja Boone, UI Health Community Based Practice, and Elizabeth Calhoun, UIC School of Public Health, appeared on NBC 5 with reporter Nesita Kwan to discuss how the Affordable Care Act will help people who need care but have no insurance, how people can learn about their health insurance options, and how to obtain help from specially trained counselors. 

September 26, 2013 
Dr. Victoria Persky, professor of epidemiology, appeared on NBC 5 in a report by Carol Marin about addressing asthma in Englewood, a collaborative project of the UIC School of Public Health and the Respiratory Health Association.

September 25, 2013
Dr. Peter Orris, professor of occupational and environmental medicine, appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight to discuss a recent Environmental Protection Agency study that found dangerous levels of lead in Chicago homes where pipes were disturbed by street work or plumbing repairs. Watch the video.

September 12, 2013
Dr. James Herdegen, medical director of the UI Health Sleep Science Center, and his patient appeared on NBC 5 Chicago News to discuss how light affects sleep.  

September 3, 2013
ABC 7 reporter Theresa Gutierrez interviewed Katherine Lee Mosio, assistant director of University Village Pharmacy, about the newly available quadrivalent influenza vaccine and filmed her administering the flu shot.  

August 28, 2013
Dr. Bryan Becker, associate vice president for operations at UI Health, is quoted in a Crain's Chicago Business article about local competition for newly eligible Medicaid enrollees under the Affordable Care Act.

July 25, 2013
Dr. Max Brito, UI Health specialist in infectious diseases, appeared on ABC 7 news discussing a foodborne illness, cyclosporiasis, that is responsible for more than 275 cases of intestinal illness in seven states.

July 9, 2013 
Maarten Bosland, pathology, is quoted in Reuters Health and HealthDay in US News & World Report about his study which found that adding soy to a diet does not reduce recurrence of prostate cancer.

June 19, 2013 
Dr. Enrique Elli, Bariatric Surgery specialist and assistant professor of surgery, appeared on ABC 7 News to discuss the American Medical Association's decision to recognize obesity as a disease. Dr. Elli discusses how the measure will impact patients and providers.

May 30, 2013 
Craig Niederberger, professor and head of urology at UI Health, is quoted in TIME Magazine in an article about new techniques to treat infertility.

May 10, 2013
On Mother's Day, Dr. Anuja Antony, assistant professor of surgery and vice chair of the UI Health Breast Cancer, participated in a live in-studio interview with medical reporter Sylvia Perez on ABC 7 to discuss breast cancer and African Americans.

May 8, 2013
Dr. Mark Dworkin, professor of epidemiology, appeared on ABC 7 news to discuss bacterial meningitis following the death of a 16-year-old Chicago high school student.

May 6, 2013
Dr. Octavia Kincaid , UI Health Neurology and Rehabilitation, appeared on ABC 7 news to discuss how and why a spinal tap procedure is performed. The story stems from the recent hospitalization of Chicago Bulls' forward Luol Deng after he reportedly suffered side effects after having a spinal tap to test for viral meningitis.

May 1, 2013
Dr. Subhashini Ayloo , assistant professor of surgery, is quoted in Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Health Matters column about using BMI as a measure obesity.

April 24, 2013
Dr. Jessica Shepard , assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, appeared on the Dr. Oz show on Fox. Shepherd will discuss health habits and mistakes that people make that may be dangerous to their health and wellness.

April 17, 2013
Chicago Tribune and HealthDay News, Modern Physician and Medscape reported on a study by UI Health doctor Saul Weiner, professor of medicine, pediatrics and medical education, that found improved outcomes when physicians consider patients' life circumstances.

April 11, 2013
Dr. Bert Scoccia Medical Director of the IVF Program and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UI Health , is quoted in a Reuters article about a recent study that found women who take fertility drugs are not at increased risk of ovarian cancer.

March 19, 2013
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, appeared on the Dr. Oz show on Fox News. Shepherd discussed abnormal and normal menstruation in a segment with Alisa Vitti, author of "Woman Code."

March 13, 2013
Dr. Mark Stein, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, was interviewed for an ABC 7 story about teens who misuse drugs intended for illnesses like ADHD to boost their academic performance. The segment is scheduled to air at 4:30 p.m. on March 13th.

March 7, 2013
Dr. Joan Briller, Director of Cardiovascular Program for Women, is featured in February's issue of Chicago Parent.

February 21, 2013
CBS 2 broadcasted live from the University of Illinois Hospital for the annual 
St. Baldrick's Foundation head shaving event to support pediatric cancer research.

February 1, 2013
ABC 7 News aired a segment about quadruplets born in November at University of Illinois Hospital who were recently discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit. An earlier story about the quads aired when they were born and can be seen online at ABC 7 News.

January 29, 2013
WGN News aired a segment about UI Health efforts to cure sickle cell disease through stem cell transplantation. Dr. Damiano Rondelli, professor of medicine and director of the Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, and two patients were interviewed. The patients -- brothers Julius and Desmond Means -- received stems cells from their healthy older brother and are now cured of sickle cell. Watch the segment .

January 14, 2013
Dr. Sharmilee Nyenhuis, assistant professor of medicine, was interviewed by ABC 7 about a new study that suggests a fast food diet may be linked to asthma and eczema severity in kids.

January 08, 2013
Dr. Timothy Erickson, professor of emergency medicine, appeared on CBS 2 news to discuss cyanide poisoning following the death of a lottery winner who was found to have toxic levels of the chemical in his blood.

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