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New Center Addresses Effects of Violence

Chicago Mayor Emanuel, Bright Star Community Outreach, Northwestern Medicine®, University of Chicago Medicine, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago announced the Bronzeville Dream Center, offering post-trauma counseling and other support.

Elizabeth Woodcock

On the Mend from Biliary Atresia

Soon after she was born, Elizabeth Woodcock was diagnosed with a chronic and progressive liver disease. After surgeons at Comer Children's Hospital removed her damaged bile ducts, Elizabeth was taken off the liver transplant list.

Leroy Cooper

Hybrid Approach Speeds Golfer's Recovery

Leroy Cooper gave his care team "five stars across the board" after a hybrid coronary bypass and catheterization had him swinging a golf club 12 days after surgery.

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Making Beautiful Music: Drug Regimen Relieves Parkinson's Symptoms

With her tremor and other debilitating symptoms effectively controlled, Jean Martinez's hands are once again steady enough to play guitar with her husband.

Louis de Guzman Portugal, MD, Amanda Ruiz, Jonas de Souza, MD

One Cancer, Two Lives at Stake

Amanda Ruiz learned she had head and neck cancer when she was 18 weeks pregnant. Her multidisciplinary medical team successfully treated the cancer and she delivered a healthy baby girl.

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Community Benefit Report

Community Benefit ReportThe University of Chicago Medicine provided 21.7 percent, or $254.1 million, of total operating expenses in community benefits and services to promote health and well-being on the South Side and beyond. Read the 2012 Community Benefit Report and read our latest statement on trauma care.

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Treating patients to death: When a life-saving heart pump may not be the best option

Because of the way an LVAD pump changes the body, it may not be the best treatment for patients with heart failure who are already at risk of clotting or bleeding.

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The Healing Arts

More than 60 pieces by renowned local artists energize and enrich the lives of our patients and visitors at the Center for Care and Discovery. »Learn more about the Healing Arts Program