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The new simulation lab at Rush University Medical Center uses "smart dummies" to help save lives. (Credit: Twitter/@RushMedical)

New Simulation Lab At Rush Using “Smart Dummies” To Improve Patient Care

Simulation Lab co-director Mike Kremer said phones have been ringing off the hook with medical students and doctors wanting to reserve time with the dummies in the center that opens to them on Monday.


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Rush, Northwestern Studying New Anti-Dementia Drug

Alzheimer’s researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University have launched a study to test a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, and are looking for volunteers to take part.


Former President George W. Bush speaks addresses a private at the Civil Rights Summit on April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ralph Barrera-Pool/Getty Images)

Former President Bush Has Second Knee Surgery In Chicago

Less than two months after having his right knee replaced in Chicago, former President George W. Bush was back at Rush University Medical Center this past weekend to have a partial replacement of his his left knee.


Former President George W. Bush speaks addresses a private at the Civil Rights Summit on April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ralph Barrera-Pool/Getty Images)

Former President Bush Has Knee Replaced At Rush

Former President George W. Bush was in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend for outpatient knee replacement surgery at Rush University Medical Center.


A surgeon sitting in front of screens of a Focal One device performs a robot-assisted prostate tumorectomy using ultrasound imaging on April 10, 2014 at the Edouard Herriot hospital in Lyon, center France. Focal One is the first robotic HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) device dedicated to the focal approach for prostate cancer therapy. According to EDAP TMS SA, a leader in therapeutic ultrasound, it combines the three essential components to efficiently perform a focal treatment: state-of-the-art imaging to localized tumors with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combined with real-time ultrasound, utmost precision of robotic HIFU treatment focused only on identified targeted cancer areas, and immediate feedback on treatment efficacy utilizing Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging. (Photo credit: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Rush Using New More Accurate Tests For Prostate Cancer

The new technology involves the use of software that helps guide an ultrasound probe to possible problem spots detected on prostates through Magnetic Resonance Imaging exams (MRIs).


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Chicago Hospital Evaluates New Stem-Cell Therapy For Pain

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist looks at a new procedure offered at only a handful of places. It’s still a bit controversial. But some doctors and their patients swear by it.


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“Hi Mom” Written In Snow For Mom With Leukemia “Made Me Cry”

When Shari Hart was diagnosed with leukemia last week, her 14-year-old son wanted to do something special. So he wrote her a simple message: “HI MOM,” with a smiley face inside the O.


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Chicago Nurse Followed Her Passion For Helping Others And Her Hard Work Paid Off

While some people go into their intended field purely for financial gain, Carissa Waters opens up about what inspired her to go into the field of nursing.


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H1N1 Flu Virus Surfaces In Chicago

Loyola University Medical Center microbiologist Paul Schreckenberger says last week alone, 21 patients tested positive for influenza. All but one of those cases were the 2009 H1N1 swine flu.


Staff at Rush University Medical Center work on Christmas. (CBS)

No Holiday For ER Staff

It might be the last place you’d want to be on Christmas Day: the ER at Rush University Medical Center. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


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Chicago Nurse Sees Degrees As Vital For ‘The Big Picture’ Of Patient Care

Patty Nedved believes advanced degrees help nurses gain a better perspective on patient care.


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Allergy Season Is Here, And Likely Will Be As Bad As Last Year

This spring is shaping up as a red-eyed, congested allergy season – on a par with last year.

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Sadie, a dachshund, visits with Bernadette Slesinski-Evans, a cancer patient at Rush University Medical Center. (Credit: Rush University Medical Center)

Rush Allowing Pets To Visit Patients

Robyn Hart, director of child life services at Rush says pet visitors have a great therapeutic benefit. She says they, “just bring so much joy to their owners. I can’t think of anything better.”

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Dieticians Offer A Few Tricks To Help You Lose Weight

What if something as simple as changing the color of your plate helped you lose weight? Or if clenching a fist put an end to a fattening craving?

CBS 2–01/16/2013

Flu vaccine and a syringe are displayed on a table. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

Early, Hard-Hitting Start For Flu Season This Year

Experts were predicting a longer and stronger flu season this year.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

Flu Season Kicks Off Early, Strong

The flu is back with a vengeance this year, earlier than usual and affecting more people this winter.


Students at a Neuqua Valley High School football game toss white powder into the air as part of a "White Out." Doctors say the large clouds of white powder can cause breathing problems, especially for excited youth who are breathing hard. (Credit: CBS)

Doctors: Sports Fans’ ‘White-Outs’ Can Be A Big Health Risk

At some sporting events, it’s become more and more common for fans to shoot or throw white powder into the air as part of a “White-Out” for their team. It’s a burgeoning tradition at one suburban high school, and doctors say it’s downright dangerous.

CBS 2–09/25/2012

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‘Supportive Surgery’ Can Help Heart Patients Reduce Anxiety

Some heart patients are getting a unique experience in the operating room. They’re able to watch their own surgeries with their loved ones by their sides.


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Northwestern Memorial Ranks 12th On List Of Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report placed Northwestern Memorial Hospital as the 12th on its list for best medical centers in the country this year.


Kristen Stewart plays Snow White in Universal Pictures' "Snow White And The Huntsman". (Photos by Kevin Winter/ Getty Images)

Snow White Gets A New Attitude At The Box Office

As two box office movies tell an age-old story of Snow White — the fairy-tale character gets a new attitude — one that could send different messages to little girls.