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Health Information Discover Rush Winter 2012
Discover Rush Winter 2012  
Discover Rush Winter 2012 

Welcome to the Winter 2012 issue of Discover Rush, the health newsletter from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Here you'll find articles on health and medical topics from the latest issue of our Discover Rush print newsletter, as well as Web-exclusive features.


Discover Rush Winter 2012: The Cold Issue

Cold, Hard Facts
Learn interesting facts about the cold.

Cold Hands and Frigid Digits: What They Might Mean 
When snowflakes swirl and Chicago's wind chills to the bone, warm woolen mittens may top your list of favorite things. A physician from Rush offers advice about what to do if you're still offering a cold handshake even after the mitts come off.

A Common Cold Q&A
Approximately 62 million cases of the common cold occur each year in the United States, according to estimates from the National institutes of Health. Discover Rush spoke with internist Kelly Stein, MD, to find out more about this all-too-frequent illness.

Web exclusive: Watch a video in which Stein describes her approach to care.

Heat or Ice: What's Best for Your Pain? 
Advice from a physician at Rush about how to handle three common pain-producing scenarios.

Cold Cases: Investigating the Role of Cold in Medicine 
Every day doctors at Rush become detectives as they diagnose and treat a variety of medical issues. For Discover Rush, a few of them open the files on orthopedic, neurological and urological "cold cases."

Collisions on Ice: Take Care to Protect Your Brain   
As the parents of ice hockey players, Ted and Valerie Devine are well-versed not only in the art of back checks and power plays, but also in the dangers of this highly physical winter sport. So when their son Jack, age 8, slammed his head into a rink wall and skated away seemingly unscathed, they went on alert.

Web exclusive: Watch a video in which Jeffrey Mjaanes, MD, a pediatric sports medicine specialist who treated Jack at Rush, discusses his approach to concussion prevention.

Rush in the News

Rush Recognized for Strong Quality of Care
Rush University Medical Center earned rankings in 11 specialty areas in the 2012-2013 "America's Best Hospitals" issue of U.S.News & World Report.

Erectile Dysfunction May Indicate Heart Disease Risk 
A study authored by physician at Rush finds that a man's sexual function might provide information about his overall health.

Clinical Trials

Home Environment's Effects on Children's Eating Habits and Activity Levels 

Study of Treatment for Sleep Disturbance in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Upcoming Events at Rush

See the latest schedule of our free health classes, support groups and community wellness events.

More Ways to Get Discover Rush

View the print version of Discover Rush Winter 2012 or download a PDF of this issue at right under "Related Topics."

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To receive health information, helpful tips and breaking medical news each month in your inbox, subscribe today to our monthly e-newsletter, Discover Rush Online. You can also browse all of our past issues of Discover Rush Online.

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Cold Hands: What They Might Mean
Collisions on Ice: Take Care to Protect Your Brain
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Facts About Cold
Heat or Ice: What's Best for Your Pain?
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