Kids Health

Chicago sudden infant death cases never make the news

While news media reporting traffic crashes and fire-related deaths of infants and children is routine and often leads to preventative measures to reduce these deaths, there is little or no news coverage of sleep-related or sudden infants deaths, which contributes to the lack of efforts to prevent these deaths, according to a Rush physician. Dr. […]

Health Problems

Genomic autopsy can help solve unexplained cardiac death

Molecular autopsies can reveal genetic risk factors in young people who unexpectedly die, but proper interpretation of the results can be challenging, according to a recent study published in Circulation. Following guidelines set by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) can help assess the risk of certain genetic variants, enabling proper counseling […]

Health News

Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Risk of Depression, CVD Death

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 — Midlife fitness is associated with reduced risk of depression in later life and with reductions in the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and CVD mortality after later-life depression, according to a study published online June 27 in JAMA Psychiatry. Benjamin L. Willis, M.D., M.P.H., from The Cooper Institute in […]