- June 14, 2013
- FOX News.comCan a common hormone prevent unborn babies from developing autism?
“The novel finding here is that these two disorders share molecular vulnerabilities, and if we understand those, we are closer to finding treatments,” Eva Redei, the senior author of the study and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said in a press release.
- June 13, 2013
- News-Medical.netBlack women with breast cancer experience treatment delays, new study finds
Tara Breslin, M.D., an associate professor of surgery and surgical oncology at the Northwestern University School of Medicine, points out that breast cancer care generally begins with surgery in a hospital but that afterwards, chemotherapy and radiation often take place elsewhere on an outpatient basis.
- June 12, 2013
- The New York TimesWhat Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions?
But as Katie Watson, a bioethicist at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, points out, we tell ourselves certain stories for a reason.
- June 10, 2013
- Nurse.comACC, AHA release guideline for treating heart failure
According to writing committee chair Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, professor of medicine and chief of cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, highlights of the 2013 guideline include updated definitions and classifications for heart failure, a more focused approach to dilated cardiomyopathies, critical new indications for aldosterone antagonists and important new considerations for more discriminant use of cardiac resynchronization device therapy.
- June 09, 2013
- The Boston GlobeRob Gronkowski's recovery time up for debate
“Offensive and defensive linemen — and Gronk is included, because he does some blocking — are at the greatest risk for developing a poor outcome after this kind of surgery,” said Dr. Wellington Hsu, associate professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
- The Times of India13 natural ways to lower blood pressure
Eat potatoes: Loading up on potassium-rich fruits and vegetables is an important part of any blood pressure-lowering program, said Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medical.
- June 07, 2013
- The Washington PostCaffeine in snack foods causes concern
“If you want to worry about what kids are ingesting, I would put sugar way up higher on the list,” said Jeffrey Goldberger, a doctor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
- CNN iReportDiagnosis diabetes: Changed man with new attitude
Jerry’s primary care physician Dr. Chris Konstantelos of Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group (known to his patients as Dr. K) calls diabetes “a silent killer because it eats up the body from the inside out” and can lead to accelerated heart disease, kidney disease, the loss of limbs, even blindness.
- Phys.orgTissue in trouble calls in reinforcements to restore health
"Now we know all the tissues are communicating," said Richard I. Morimoto, who led the research. "It's a community response. There is a signaling pathway that is used for conversation between tissues, and tissues at risk use it to call for help."
- June 06, 2013
- FOX News.comMedical breakthrough for multiple sclerosis sufferers
“Most therapies for autoimmune diseases employ approaches broadly called immunosuppressors – they knock down immune response without specificity,” study co-author Stephen Miller, professor of microbiology-immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, told FoxNews.com.
- BBC NewsImmune training MS trial 'safe'
Researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine developed a technique to retrain the immune system.
- News-Medical.netNovel Northwestern University QI educational program proves beneficial
"Clearly, quality improvement is becoming a bigger part of life for our physicians, so we need a way to formally introduce residents to the concepts of QI taking into account formal training in theory and a practical experience so they can implement a process improvement or a quality improvement initiative on their own," said senior author Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS, assistant professor of surgery and director of the surgical outcomes and quality improvement center at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
- Med Page TodayEvidence-Based Tack Drives HF Guidelines
"This important 'call-out' of GDMT should be especially helpful for primary care physicians and physician extenders involved in the care of patients with heart failure," noted writing committee chair Clyde Yancy, MD, chief of cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, in a statement.
- June 05, 2013
- USA TodayNew MS therapy could build autoimmune tolerance
Stephen Miller, the Northwestern microbiologist who led the research and has been refining this approach at building immune tolerance for 30 years, said he is pleased with the results of the preliminary study and eager to try it in more patients.
- ABC NewsMS study: Reset of immune system reduces reactivity to myelin
"The therapy stops autoimmune responses that are already activated and prevents the activation of new autoimmune cells," said Stephen Miller, the Judy Gugenheim Research Professor of Microbiology-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
- Medical XpressQuality improvement educational initiative proves to be a model program
To bridge this gap, Dr. Bilimoria and his colleagues developed a 12-month curriculum, the Northwestern Surgical Resident Quality Improvement Educational Initiative, that teaches surgical residents the fundamentals of QI theory and then pairs them with process improvement and clinical mentors who can offer guidance as they design and lead their own hands-on QI projects.
- Med Page TodayASCO: TKI Offers Hope in Small Cell Lung Cancer
The findings are exciting because there have been no real improvements in treatment for small cell lung cancer in about 4 decades, commented Jyoti Patel, MD, of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University in Chicago.