Analysis of more than 29,000 adults listed on the national heart transplant registry from 2006 to 2015 shows how rules that give hospitals discretion in determining who gets a transplant result in large discrepancies in how sick patients are when they …
The University of Chicago Medicine has earned its 16th consecutive “A” in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, further validating the academic medical center’s patient-safety track record as being among the best in the nation.
A review of 922 prescription medications taken by almost 150 million people over an 11-year period shows that just 10 of these drugs were associated with an increased rate of suicide attempts.
Physician and human rights activist Steven Miles, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Bioethics at the University of Minnesota, won the 2019 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics and Health Outcomes.
Pancreatitis causes more than 360,000 hospitalizations each year. Sajan Nagpal, MD, a medical pancreatologist at the University of Chicago Medicine, answers common questions about this painful condition.
What began as a 51-year-old mystery comes down to a single gene, as researchers from the University of Chicago and University of California, San Francisco discovered the cause of a new inherited form of pancreatitis.
A new research effort is helping some senior citizens on Chicago’s South Side stay active with a little assistance from Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker Alexa.
Millions of Americans are affected by varicose veins, which can be uncomfortable and even incredibly painful. The common condition can be treated with same-day, minimally invasive procedures that don’t require general anesthesia or a trip to the OR.
A new study, led by researchers at the University of Chicago, provides an answer to why cancer cells consume and use nutrients differently than their healthy counterparts and how that difference contributes to their survival and growth.
Two University of Chicago faculty members, Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, and Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.