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February 20, 2015

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has designated the Rush Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery a three-star program for lobectomy, a surgical procedure commonly used to treat lung cancer. It is the society’s highest rating and only is bestowed on the top five percent of thoracic surgery programs in the United States.

February 18, 2015

The human genome project captured the public imagination when its first draft was published 14 years ago this week in the international science journal Nature, but the epigenome may hold the real promise for conquering disease.

While your genome is the same in every cell in your body (except for the gametes), the epigenome is made up of chemical compounds that determine which part of the genome is available for instructing the cells to make proteins. It’s why a skin cell, for example, knows it’s a skin cell.

February 09, 2015

Using advanced imaging technology to more precisely target radiation beams to treat soft tissue cancers (sarcomas) in the extremities significantly reduces long term side effects without effecting survival rates.

January 19, 2015

Rush University Medical Center has chosen Dr. Omar Lateef as its new chief medical officer. Lateef, 41, a pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist, succeeds Dr. David Ansell.

January 16, 2015

Preventive medicine experts at Rush University Medical Center and Canyon Ranch Institute have teamed up to design and test a new program that tracks what students are actually choosing to eat at school meals and supports parents and caregivers in helping their child achieve a healthy lifestyle. The program is called Healthy School Meals Realized through Technology (SMART) Schools.

January 09, 2015

An international research team led by physician-scientists at Rush University Medical Center has gained new insights into hypothyroidism – a condition affecting about 10 million people in the U.S. – that may lead to new treatment protocols for the disease.

December 12, 2014

Dr. Kathleen Weber, a sports medicine expert and team physician for the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls, was named  president-elect for the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. 

December 02, 2014

The White House and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Dec. 2 that Rush University Medical Center and 34 other hospitals across the U.S. have been designated as Ebola treatment centers.

November 25, 2014

Rush Health has expanded its network with the addition of Riverside Medical Center, which joined Rush Health at the beginning of September. Rush Health is a clinically integrated network of hospitals, physicians and other clinicians. Riverside Medical Center is a 325-bed hospital based in Kankakee that employs approximately 57 doctors and 35 non-physician clinicians, who also have joined Rush Health.

November 25, 2014

David Bennett, MD, and Julie Schneider, MD, of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center have been included in “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014,” a listing compiled by Thompson Reuters, a global media and information company.