- Feeding Infants Peanut Products Could Prevent Allergies, Study Suggests
Whether infants should be fed peanuts and other foods associated with allergies is one of the most common questions parents ask about introducing solid foods to their children, said Dr. Ruchi Gupta, associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University, who was not involved in the study.
- The New York Times Feb 23, 2015
- Losing weight before pregnancy is healthier for mom, baby
"One way we've learned this is by studying babies born to moms before and after gastric bypass surgery," said Dr. Lisa Neff, an endocrinologist at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. "The babies born after their moms lost weight have fewer problems associated with obesity themselves."
- Chicago Tribune Feb 19, 2015
- Studying Oversize Brain Cells for Links to Exceptional Memory
In 2010, a graduate student named Tamar Gefen got to know a remarkable group of older people.
They had volunteered for a study of memory at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Although they were all over age 80, Ms. Gefen and her colleagues found that they scored as well on memory tests as people in their 50s. Some complained that they remembered too much.
- The New York Times Feb 12, 2015
- Infections Most Common Cause of Readmissions After Surgery
"Most of these things are clearly related to the surgery, well-known accepted complications that we all try to reduce," said Dr. Karl Bilimoria, the study's senior author and director of the surgical quality improvement center at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
- ABC News (Associated Press) Feb 03, 2015
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