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University of Chicago Physicians First in U.S. to Implant Smallest Blood Pumping Device

University of Chicago Physicians First in U.S. to Implant Smallest Blood Pumping Device

A 66-year-old Gary, Ind., woman has become the first person in the country to receive an innovative mechanical heart pump that is the smallest and lightest of its kind. Physicians… Read more »

Humboldt Park Teens Now Have Greater Access to Primary Medical Care

Humboldt Park Teens Now Have Greater Access to Primary Medical Care

The Erie Teen Center, the Chicago area’s only freestanding health center providing specialized services just for teens and young adults, has moved, is expanding its hours and offering more confidential… Read more »

Take These Precautions to Avoid Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus

Take These Precautions to Avoid Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new interim guidelines to help prevent the sexual transmission of Zika virus, after confirming that the illness passed between… Read more »

Doctores de la Universidad de Chicago Primeros en Implantar el Dispositivo Más Pequeño de Bombeo Sanguíneo

Doctores de la Universidad de Chicago Primeros en Implantar el Dispositivo Más Pequeño de Bombeo Sanguíneo

Una mujer de Gary, Ind., de 66 años de edad, se convirtió en la primera persona del país en recibir una innovadora bomba cardíaca mecánica, la más pequeña y ligera… Read more »

Tome Precauciones para no Contagiarse Sexualmente del Virus del Zika

Tome Precauciones para no Contagiarse Sexualmente del Virus del Zika

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de E.U. (CDC) publicaron recientemente nuevas guías interinas para ayudar a prevenir la transmisión sexual del virus Zika, después de… Read more »

Adolescentes de Humboldt Park Tienen Ahora Mayor Acceso a Atención Médica Primaria

Adolescentes de Humboldt Park Tienen Ahora Mayor Acceso a Atención Médica Primaria

Erie Teen Center, único centro de salud independiente del área de Chicago que ofrece servicios especializados solo para adolescentes y adultos jóvenes, se ha cambiado, ampliando sus horas y ofreciendo… Read more »

Citywide campaign transmits love and shows the sexier side of HIV prevention

Citywide campaign transmits love and shows the sexier side of HIV prevention

On February 1st, the Chicago PrEP Working Group (CPWG) launched PrEP4Love, a citywide, sex-positive media campaign designed to increase awareness of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a daily HIV prevention pill for… Read more »

Little Hats, Big Hearts

Little Hats, Big Hearts

By: Ashmar Mandou According to the American Heart Association, nearly 40,000 children across the U.S. are born with a congenital heart defect, a portion of the heart that faces structural… Read more »

Holy Cross Hospital Announces In-Person Medical Interpreter Services

Holy Cross Hospital Announces In-Person Medical Interpreter Services

With the beginning of 2016, Holy Cross Hospital has expanded its medical interpreter services to include specially trained and qualified, medical interpreters available on site for all programs and departments… Read more »

Take Care of Your Teeth

Take Care of Your Teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, offering a reminder that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children. Locally, Illinois received a “B” grade for managing the… Read more »