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News Releases

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April 22, 2017

Two genes are associated with people having better cognitive function than expected, given the damage in their brains due to conditions of aging.

April 18, 2017

A new elective rotation for neurology residents will bring badly needed care to Zambia while teaching lessons doctors will bring back to the U.S.

April 12, 2017

All three Rush hospitals have received an ‘A’ grade, the highest possible, from the Leapfrog Group, a patient safety watchdog organization. 

April 10, 2017

Construction has begun on a facility that will provide more convenient access to Rush specialist care to people in the western suburbs.

March 31, 2017

Rush University Medical Center is among the first health care providers in the United States to offer primary care patients the convenience of an online medical evaluation service, which allows a patient to conduct an electronic consultation with a physician, who will determine a diagnosis and treatment plan that may include prescriptions.

March 30, 2017

Preventive medicine experts at Rush University Medical Center have discovered that delaying access to tempting, high-calorie foods and snacks in vending machines potentially can shift people’s choices to purchase less desired, but healthier snack options. Results of this study will be presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions being held in San Diego, California.

March 28, 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, Rush University Medical Center has been designated a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey of health care facilities.

March 24, 2017

Neurologists at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center are conducting an 18-month clinical trial testing a type of insulin delivered in a nasal spray – which is used to treat diabetes in some patients — in the Study of Nasal Insulin to Fight Forgetfulness (SNIFF).

March 24, 2017

Investigators at Rush University Medical Center and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that accumulates in several different conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, certain forms of dementia and Parkinsonian syndromes as well as chronic traumatic encephalopathy that occurs with repeated head injuries.

March 20, 2017

In honor of his late wife, Congressman Bobby L. Rush has established the Carolyn and Bobby L. Rush Scholarship, which will be awarded to  underrepresented minority students interested in pursuing a career in health sciences through the Rush University College of Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) program.