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Week of Dec. 05, 2016

Is fitness one of the ‘vitals’?
Jackie Carey: (312)996-8277 /

A new statement from the American Heart Association, co-authored by the head of physical therapy at UIC, says cardiorespiratory fitness is just as much a vital sign as blood pressure, temperature and pulse. Ross Arena says fitness is one of the most powerful indicators of health and future risk of adverse events. He can discuss what routine testing would look like for patients.

Asthma rates in Chicago
Jackie Carey: (312)996-8277 /

An associate professor of pediatrics at UIC says despite an increasing number of treatments for common chronic conditions, many patients keep getting worse. Dr. Molly Martin says asthma in Chicago is proof because doctors know how to make it better, but the prevalence and severity of the condition vary depending on race, income and zip code. Martin, who has a paper published today, can discuss research needs, public policy and pediatric asthma rates in Chicago.

07, Wednesday | Open to Media | Call: (312) 996-8277

UI Health CEO Dr. Avijit Ghosh will host a ceremony and ribbon cutting to open the Pilsen Family Health Center Lower West. Formal remarks will be provided by University of Illinois Chancellor Michael Amiridis, UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Dr. Robert Barish, Chicago Committee on Health & Environmental Protection Chair and 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas, and 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis. 11:30 a.m. Pilsen Clinic, 1713 S. Ashland Ave. Media interested in covering the event should contact Jackie Carey,