All Entries by Sherri McGinnis González

October 1, 2012

$4M Grant to Study Impact of Policy, Environment on Kids’ Health

UIC’s ImpacTeen project to study influences on youth nutrition, physical activity

John DeNardo greets cardiologist George Kondos

September 5, 2012

Hospital CEO moves to public health

After 12 years as the CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital, John DeNardo moves to the School of Public Health.

August 31, 2012

First Simultaneous Robotic Kidney Transplant, Sleeve Gastrectomy Performed

A 35-year-old Chicago woman is the first patient in the world to have a combined procedure that offers new hope for obese kidney patients.

August 21, 2012

Study to Evaluate Zoning Code Reforms and Physical Activity

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a $1.5 million federal grant to examine the relationship between zoning code reforms, the physical environment, and physical-activity behavior in communities throughout the U.S.

August 9, 2012

UIC Study Examines Exercise and Weight Loss for Older Adults with Osteoarthritis

UIC researchers have been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the effectiveness of two community-based health promotion programs for older adults with osteoarthritis.

Jay Olshansky

August 8, 2012

More education equals longer life

Despite advances in health care and increases in life expectancy overall, Americans with less than a high school education have life expectancies similar to adults in the 1950s and 1960s, a new report finds.

August 6, 2012

More Education, Socioeconomic Benefits Equals Longer Life

Despite advances in health care and increases in life expectancy overall, Americans with less than a high school education have life expectancies similar to adults in the 1950s and 1960s.

Howard Ozer

August 1, 2012

Physician-scientist heads Cancer Center

Cancer researcher and clinician Howard Ozer, former interim director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center, has been named the center’s director.

August 1, 2012

ALS Patient Receives Device to Aid Breathing Without Ventilator

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is one of only a dozen hospitals nationwide to implant in ALS patients a device shown to help them live longer without a mechanical ventilator. A 41-year-old Chicago woman had the surgery on July 27.

July 31, 2012

SATURDAY: Children’s Hospital Hosts Free Back-to-School Health Fair

Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a free back-to-school health fair offering school physicals, vision screenings and health counseling.

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