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Cuban Health Officials to Observe, Advise at Engelwood, Back of the Yards Health Care Clinics

The University of Illinois Cancer Center will bring physicians from Cuba and the Cuban Ministry of Health to Chicago to evaluate women and children’s health and cancer prevention programs at two community-based clinics under a two-year, $1 million grant from the Kellogg Foundation. The Cuban partners will embed at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System Mile Square Health Centers in Englewood and Back of the Yards, bringing their expertise on delivering preventive health and improving the health of patients living in high-poverty, underserved communities. “The Cuban health system does preventive health very, very well, and they do it without a lot of ...

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Exhibition series marks African American Cultural Center's 25th anniversary

The African American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago will present "In Retrospect: An Exhibition Series, Oral History and Archival Project" to commemorate the center's 25th anniversary with an opening reception on May 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 830 S. Halsted St. in Addams Hall, Room 207. The May 26 opening reception features remarks by the visiting artists, who include photographer Cousandra Armstrong, visual artist Donna Radcliffe, and mixed media artists Katie V. Flowers-Smith, Alfonso "Piloto" Nieves Ruiz and RHB. The exhibit will run from May 26th to August 11th and is available for viewing from 10 a.m. ...

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Math at Home Program For Early Childhood Learning Available Free Online

How important are early math skills? More important than some might guess. When compared to other domains such as reading and attention, math ability is the biggest predictor of later academic success in third and fifth grade. Researchers have found that children who are successful in early math literacy skill attainment are more likely to graduate from high school than children who have persistent problems in attaining these skills. Math achievement in adolescence is predictive of later labor market success — thus, early math matters. The UIC College of Education’s Math at Home grant project is seeking to bolster early childhood mathematics ...

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Medicare To Cover stem cell transplantation for sickle cell disease

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently ruled that they will pay most medical costs for clinical trials that use stem cell transplantation to treat sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma and myelofibrosis for people covered by Medicare. The expanded coverage will begin this summer. The decision puts a new potential cure for sickle cell disease within reach of more adult patients at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System through an ongoing clinical trial. The new technique, pioneered by clinicians at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and offered only at the NIH and UI Health, eliminates the need for chemotherapy ...

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