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Friday, May 12, 2017

Diabetes Prevention Program Integrates Depression Treatment For Those On Chicago’s Southwest Side

Diagnosis of depression and diabetes are on the rise across the United States and this is particularly true in Little Village, a predominantly Hispanic community on Chicago’s Southwest side.  

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Understanding How Clinicians Monitor Blood Pressure in Children Born Prematurely

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends checking the blood pressure of children younger than three who were born prematurely. Yet, residents, attending pediatricians, and pediatric nephrologists at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago noticed that blood pressure screenings may not have not been happening as part of primary care routine.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Using Apps to Deliver Mental Health Services to Homeless Young Adults

The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based non-profit providing housing, health care, and human connections to members of the Chicago community struggling with poverty or homelessness. In a survey they conducted among homeless individuals last year, the number one health concern was depression. 

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Improving the Surgery Experience for Kids and Families

Having a child undergo surgery is a stressful time for the whole family. To improve the inpatient experience for pediatric patients, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is getting the feedback from kids, parents and health care providers.

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