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Parents' Health Literacy Affects Child Weight-loss Tactics, Study Finds

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Parents’ level of health literacy determines the weight-control strategies they would choose for their children, according to a new study.

MoveSense app makes cellphone an oxygen saturation monitor for heart and lung patients

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Patients suffering from chronic cardiopulmonary diseases could soon have a solution to help them accurately monitor their health and warn doctors at the first sign of trouble.

Another Look at the Antidepressant “Myth”

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Within the next three years, ketamine, the popular club drug referred to as “Special K,” may replace the current generation of antidepressant drugs. But, do we currently understand depression?

New Technology Looks Into the Eye and Brings Cells Into Focus

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Dr. Stephen Boppart led a team that developed a new medical imaging device that can see individual cells in the back of the eye to better diagnose and track disease.

Examining the Role of Psychosocial Factors Beyond the Brain

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Evidence suggests that the effects of mood on cardiovascular health may provide a significant contribution to maintaining heart health.

New Anti-Microbial Compounds Evade Resistance With Less Toxicity

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Illinois medical biochemistry and chemistry professor Martin Burke led a research team that found derivatives of a widely used but highly toxic antifungal drug. The new compounds are less toxic yet evade resistance.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Enhance Cognitive Flexibility In At-Risk Older Adults

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

A study of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease found that those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids did better than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility – the ability to efficiently switch between tasks.

U of I College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign Graduation 2015

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Thirty University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign students received their medical degrees on Saturday, May 9 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.

2015 Research Day Winners Announced

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 annual Research Day symposium award winners.

Interprofessional Education in Health Care

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Some 220 students from the Quad Cities, Peoria and Urbana (including the Urbana School of Nursing and School of Social Work) gathered at Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center in Peoria for a very informative Interprofessional Education Immersion Day.

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