Media Coverage

Dallas hospital stumbles in early response to Ebola
"Everyone's watching and everyone's going to learn by their mistakes," said Robert Murphy, a professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine who has worked with infectious diseases in Africa. 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 17, 2016
Mental health in the black community: A matter of life or death
Most people are ill-equipped to recognize the signs or symptoms of mental illness. And the consequences of unidentified mental health problems and inadequate treatment are particularly salient among disadvantaged black people. We must do a better job of addressing and treating mental illness because limited and inaccurate information about mental illness is dangerous.
Chicago Tribune Oct 17, 2016
Why I’ve Stopped Telling My Patients to Lose Weight
For patients who need more help losing weight, Dr. Robert Kushner, professor of medicine at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, believes physicians should consider weight-loss medications approved in the last five years.
WBUR-FM (NPR) Boston Oct 14, 2016
Many parents who think they have food allergies actually don’t
When kids have food allergies, the children's parents may think they have food allergies too, but this is often not the case, a new study found. The study was conducted by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University and the Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Fox News Oct 12, 2016
Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital
One important factor could be whether hospitals are closely following the guidelines for treating a heart attack, said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, chair of preventive medicine for the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. For example, hospitals should promptly get patients on a multiple-drug regimen that reduces their risk of a second heart attack, and should follow-up regularly with patients to make sure they're taking their medicine, said Lloyd-Jones, a spokesman for the American Heart Association.
HealthDay Oct 06, 2016
Your Surgeon Is Probably a Republican, Your Psychiatrist Probably a Democrat
Dr. Ron Ackermann, the director of the institute for public health and medicine at Northwestern University, says he remembers his experience rotating through the specialties when he was in medical school. “You’ll be on a team that’s psychiatry, and a month later you’re on general surgery, and the culture is extraordinarily different,” he said. “It’s just sort of a feeling of whether you’re comfortable or not. At the end, most students have a strong feeling of where they want to gravitate.”
The New York Times Oct 06, 2016

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