The Loyola University Health System is a Jesuit Catholic private medical center near Chicago, Illinois. Loyola University Health System is a teaching, patient care and research institution. It is comprised of the core Loyola University Medical Center, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Children's Hospital of Loyola, Burn/Trauma Center, Center for Heart and Vascular Center, Gottlieb Hospital, The Stritch School of Medicine and Niehoff School of Nursing. The Loyola University Health System is one of the top research and patient care centers in the nation. It is noted for leading the way in treating heart disease, cancer, organ transplant, and neurological disorders.
Better ethics education needed in community-based research
A growing number of health research programs are collaborating with community groups to conduct research. The groups help recruit study participants, obtain informed consent, collect data and provide input on study design ...
Bioethicist calls Jon Stewart 'our greatest public intellectual'
In an article in the American Journal of Bioethics, a Loyola bioethicist is calling political satirist Jon Stewart "our greatest public intellectual. This is no joke."
Surprising finding from smoke inhalation study
An award-winning Loyola University Health System study includes some unexpected findings about the immune systems of smoke-inhalation patients.
Allergy season no laughing matter
For allergy sufferers, April Fools Day means something better than a good laugh. Its the start of the daily Gottlieb Allergy Count.
Passing the basic Air Force fitness exam: Could you do it?
Can you do 27 push-ups in 1 minute, 46 sit-ups in 1 minute and run 1.5 miles in under 14:22? If so, you can graduate from the United States Air Force Basic Mandatory Training.
How brain surgery saved the life of a patient preparing to die
John Moran was 27 years old when he underwent a long-shot brain surgery for what appeared to be a malignant tumor that would almost certainly be fatal.
Best time to deal with varicose veins is spring
Like many women, Karen Special, 57, developed varicose veins during her first pregnancy. These unsightly veins became permanent while she was pregnant with her third child.
Beverage calories shock consumers
Americans may like their drinks "sickeningly sweet," but a new labeling initiative may discourage us from gulping unnecessary calories, said Jessica Bartfield, MD, medical weight-loss specialist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.
Daylight savings time can be dangerous
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13, but a word of caution. Studies have found that losing an hour can be hazardous for your health.
Study provides insight into aging immune systems
A study featured on the cover of the March 15 Journal of Immunology is providing insight into why the elderly are so vulnerable to pneumonia and other bacterial infections.
Preventing online relationships from blossoming into affairs
If you're single, Facebook and other social networking sites can help you meet that special someone. However, for those in even the healthiest of marriages, improper use can quickly devolve into a marital disaster.
The dangers of the 'ballerina body'
With actress Natalie Portman in Oscar contention, the movie Black Swan has taken center stage. So have concerns surrounding the dramatic weight loss Portman underwent for the role. Her depiction of a dangerously ...
Rise in flu, contagious lung infections hit Chicago children
If you thought the regular seasonal flu has been late making its annual appearance, you might be surprised to learn that based on recent history, its right on time.
Best Valentine's Day bets for your sweetie, and your heart
Forget the oysters and the champagne this Valentines Day. If you want to keep your true loves heart beating strong, Susan Ofria, clinical nutrition manager at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, said the real food of ...
Many stroke patients not getting preventive therapy for blood clots
Patients with strokes, brain tumors and spinal cord injuries are at high risk for life-threatening blood clots, but many do not receive preventive therapy, Loyola University Health System researchers report.