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.
To succeed in academia, grad students need 'street smarts'
In an era of reduced funding, it's not enough for a young researcher to be a good scientist. He or she also needs "street smarts" to, for example, find an influential mentor, dress professionally, network during scientific ...
How Bacteria Boost the Immune System
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have long known that certain types of bacteria boost the immune system. Now, Loyola University Health System researchers have discovered how bacteria perform this essential task.
How sunlight causes skin cells to turn cancerous
Most skin cancers are highly curable, but require surgery that can be painful and scarring.
Increased stroke risk from birth control pills
She was only 30 years old, but she was experiencing the classic symptoms of a stroke. Her speech suddenly became slurred, and her left hand became clumsy while eating.
How Flip-Flops, Baseball Caps Can Raise Your Skin Cancer Risk
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cheap, convenient and casual, baseball caps and flip-flops have acquired a trendy charm. Those qualities have made them must-wear accessories for teens, outdoor enthusiasts, gardeners or anyone trying to ...
Laptops Linked to Male Infertility
While fatherhood might be far from the minds of most young men, behavior patterns they establish early on may impact their ability to become a dad later in life. Excessive laptop use tops this list of liabilities, according ...
Landmark study confirms chemotherapy benefit in breast cancer patients
Chemotherapy generally improves survival in postmenopausal breast cancer patients, according to a landmark study led by Dr. Kathy Albain of Loyola University Health System.
What makes C-Diff superbug deadly?
A major breakthrough about the potentially deadly superbug Clostridium difficile (C-diff) could lead to new ways to combat the bacterium, according to a study to be published March 1 in the journal Nature.
Surgical gel used to stop bleeding could confuse mammograms
Dr. Kathleen Ward noticed something odd when she examined the mammogram of a patient who had recently undergone breast cancer surgery.
Obesity cuts U.S. children's life expectancy short
For the first time in history, the next generation will not live longer than their parents.