- Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin
The larger study suggests that “for every 200 people that we treat with niacin, there is one excess death,” plus higher rates of bleeding, infections and other problems — “a completely unacceptable level” of harm, said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones of Northwestern University in Chicago. “Niacin should not be used routinely in clinical practice at all.”
- The Washington Post Jul 16, 2014
- Treating Breast Cancer With a Gel? It May Be Possible
Now, Dr. Seema Khan, professor of surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, reports in Clinical Cancer Research that putting the drug in a gel, and applying it directly to the breast tissue, where it needs to work, may have merit.
- TIME Magazine Jul 15, 2014
- Best Hospitals 2014-15: Overview and Honor Roll
Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked 10th this year on U.S. News & World Report 's list of the country's best hospitals.
- U.S. News & World Report Jul 15, 2014
- Improved Treatments For Gunshot Victims Saving Lives
Dr. Crandall says 20 to 40 percent more victims are alive today. A professor at Northwestern medical school, she’s done research on gun violence and tells CBS 2 trauma centers in Chicago are actually seeing fewer gunshot victims than two decades ago.
- CBS Chicago Jul 08, 2014