Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Study: U.S. Health Care Providers See Black Patients as Less ‘Personally Responsible’ for Their Health

Newswise imageAmerican clinicians rated white patients as significantly more likely to improve and more likely to adhere to recommended treatments than black patients, and to be more personally responsible for their health than black patients.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: ​Comer Children’s Receives Baby-Friendly USA Recognition for Offering Optimal Care to Breastfeeding Mothers

The University of Chicago Medicine has received international recognition for having a birth facility that offers exceptional care to breastfeeding mothers and their babies. The Comer Children’s Hospital Family Birth Center has been designated a Baby-Friendly birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: ​New Research: Additional Measures Needed to Curb Opioid Exposure in Children

The number of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admissions for opioid overdoses doubled between 2004 and 2015, despite continuing efforts to curb misuse of the addictive painkillers among adults, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine published in the journal Pediatrics.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: ​Youth Consider Mobile Health Units a Safe Place for Sexual Health Services

Mobile health units bring important medical services to communities across the country. A new study indicates that mobile health units may provide a new approach for offering sexual health education and services to adolescents.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: An Innovative PET Tracer Can Measure Damage From Multiple Sclerosis in Mouse Models

Newswise imageIn the January 12, 2017 Scientific Reports, a research team describes early tests of a minimally-invasive way to assess myelin damage–the hallmark of multiple sclerosis–using positron emission tomography (PET). This approach could be used to follow MS lesions over time.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Personalized Blood Sugar Goals Can Save Diabetes Patients Thousands

A cost analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine shows treatment plans that set individualized blood sugar goals for diabetes patients, tailored to their age and health history, can save $13,546 in health care costs over their average lifetime when compared with treatment strategies that stick to a uniform national standard.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: For Women with Genetic Risk, Bi-Annual MRI Beats Mammograms

Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram. DCE-MRI every six months performed well for early detection of invasive breast cancer in high-risk women.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Three of Chicago’s Leading Medical Centers Join National Network for Emergency Medicine Clinical Trials

The University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Chicago Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital are part of a newly-formed national network that will collaborate to conduct clinical trials designed to improve the outcomes for patients with neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic and trauma-related emergency events.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Elderly Who Have Trouble Identifying Odors Face Risk of Dementia

Newswise imageA long-term study of nearly 3,000 older adults found that those who could not identify at least 4 out of 5 common odors were more than twice as likely as those with a normal sense of smell to develop dementia within five years. About 14% could name just 3, 5% percent could identify only 2, and 2% could name just 1. One percent of the study subjects were not able to identify a single scent.