All Entries by Sherri McGinnis González

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.

July 25, 2012

UI Hospital ranked among ‘most wired’

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System has been named among the top “Most Wired Hospitals” for the sixth year by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

July 19, 2012

UI Hospital Named to ‘Most Wired’ List

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System has been named among the top “Most Wired Hospitals” for the sixth year by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

July 12, 2012

Noted Leukemia Clinician, Researcher Named UI Cancer Center Director

Dr. Howard Ozer, a renowned cancer clinician and researcher, has been named director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center.

June 18, 2012

Chicago Woman Cured of Sickle Cell Disease

A Chicago woman treated at the University of Illinois Hospital is the first Midwest patient to receive a successful stem cell transplant to cure her sickle cell disease without chemotherapy in preparation for the transplant.

April 24, 2012

Can Weight Loss Help African American Breast Cancer Survivors?

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Health Research and Policy have designed a novel community-based weight loss intervention designed for African American breast cancer survivors.

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