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Rookie docs can work longer flex hours safely, study finds
It's a landmark study, testing "a hot button, controversial issue in health care," said lead author Dr. Karl Bilimoria, director of surgical outcomes and quality improvement at Northwestern University's Feinberg medical school. Without flexibility, rookie doctors often have to end their shifts in the middle of caring for patients, handing them off to another medical resident. That can happen at critical times, disrupting the doctor-patient relationship, Bilimoria said.
Associated Press Feb 03, 2016
Kids preserve fertility while fighting cancer
Children younger than ever are able to set aside hopes for the future, in the form of tiny ovarian and testicular tissues saved by Chicago hospitals. This week, Woodruff co-authored an article in the journal JAMA Oncology emphasizing fertility options for ages "from birth upwards." Dr. Teresa Woodruff, a pioneer in the field of oncofertility, a term she coined to combine oncology and patients' fertility options, also leads the Oncofertility Consortium, a Northwestern University-based national group to explore reproductive futures. Hospitals around the country send young patients' tissue samples to Chicago for research. Parents struggle to absorb the realization of their worst nightmare β€” that those flu-like symptoms are, in fact, cancer β€” much less think decades ahead. "That's our job, to make sure they think about it," said Kristin Smith, a Northwestern patient navigator for patients of reproductive age.
Chicago Tribune Feb 02, 2016
For weight loss, HOW you exercise is more important than how much
That doesn't mean that moderate exercise has no benefits. "It's good if you want to lower your blood pressure, alter your HDL scores, or decrease your heart rate," said Jeff Bernard, an exercise physiologist at Northwestern Medicine. "All of those are improved with moderate intensity workouts."
NBC News Feb 02, 2016
Broader Understanding of Heart Disease Risk
Researchers want to know if that type of fat leads to more inflammation and insulin resistance, which could be causing cardiovascular disease, says Namratha Kandula, the principal investigator at the Northwestern University Masala site and an associate professor of medicine at Feinberg School of Medicine. β€œThe assumption has always been that the reason South Asians have more heart disease is because they have more diabetes and insulin resistance,” Dr. Kandula says.
The Wall Street Journal Jan 26, 2016
Northwestern team competes for $1M prize to slow aging
"The biology of aging is becoming more evident every day that goes by," said Vaughan, who is also physician-in-chief at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "We're understanding that there are specific changes about cells and tissues as they age, and that there are markers that aging cells make and it's possible to identify those molecules and theoretically slow down the aging process."
Chicago Tribune Jan 26, 2016
Cold Weather Myths: What You Need to Know During a Snowstorm
Dr. Clyde Yancy, chief of cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, explained that shoveling in the morning can be even more problematic. He explained in a 2014 interview that hormone levels in the morning make blood "stickier" for people at greater risk of a heart attack. "We should all realize that over the winter season, we're just more vulnerable," Yancy said in an earlier interview. "Take it easy."
ABC News Jan 22, 2016
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