August 21, 2012Study 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, 2012UIC 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.
August 1, 2012ALS 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, 2012SATURDAY: 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, 2012Employee retirements on the rise
The University of Illinois has already seen a 50 percent increase in employee retirements so far this calendar year as compared to last.
April 24, 2012Can 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.
March 26, 2012Asian American Awareness Month at UIC
The University of Illinois at Chicago celebrates Asian American Awareness Month with cultural events, performances, lectures and presentations. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
January 25, 2012Entry Point for Hepatitis C Infection Identified
A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.