With 20 percent of adolescents having experienced a depressive episode by the age of 18, Loyola Medicine pediatricians and primary care physicians will now screen patients ages 12-18 for depression during back-to-school physicals and routine office visits.
The Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at Palos Health South Campus in Orland Park is the first center in Illinois – and only the fifth in the country – to offer a groundbreaking MRI-guided radiation therapy that targets tumors with millimeter precision.
After suffering a severe cervical spinal cord injury from a bad fall at work, Scott McConnell had little function remaining in his hands and arms. Loyola Medicine orthopaedic surgeon Michael Bednar, MD, was able to restore key functions with a series of operations called tendon transfers.
Loyola Medicine kidney specialist Susan Hou, MD, who co-founded a clinic that provides free medical care to indigent people in the Bolivian rain forest, is co-recipient of the 2018 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Excellence in Humanities and Medical Ethics Award. The other recipient is Dr. Hou's husband, Mark Molitch, MD, who co-founded the Centro Medico Humberto Parra along with Dr. Hou and a Bolivian physician, Douglas Villarroel, MD.
A 21-gene test performed on tumors could enable most patients with the most common type of early breast cancer to safely forgo chemotherapy, according to a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.