- Flu season here; health officials urge vaccine
No one this season has been admitted to Northwestern hospitals with influenza, said Dr. Michael Angarone, an infectious disease specialist at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
- Chicago Tribune Oct 21, 2014
- 3D-printed hearts, iPad mini tablets and surgery inside tiny ears
As the 3D-printed infant ribcage made its way through the Chicago Ideas Week audience, Kathy Barsness talked about innovation.
“Children aren’t as big a market,” said Barsness, a pediatric surgeon at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago explaining how medical companies don’t offer many educational tools for what she does. “Everything we do is rare.”
- Chicago Tribune Oct 20, 2014
- U.S. public 'very worried' about Ebola
Dr. Mark Reinecke, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, on the public's fear concerning the Ebola outbreak.
- CNN (National) Oct 19, 2014
- Dallas hospital stumbles in early response to Ebola
Robert Murphy, the Northwestern professor, said most hospitals in the U.S. should be able to successfully isolate and treat an Ebola patient without staff becoming infected. Learning what went wrong at Texas Health Presbyterian could go a long way in perfecting those plans, he said.
"Everybody's really nervous about it," Murphy said. "Once we figure out why it happened, we could figure out ways to prevent it."
- USA Today Oct 15, 2014