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Dr. Andrew Weil's Daily Health Tips
The Early Bird Stays Slim

 A new study from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine showed that people whose exposure to bright natural light was mainly early in the day – between 8 a.m. and noon – had a lower body mass index than people whose light exposure occurs mostly in the late afternoon.

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Headline & Global News
Niacin Increases Death Risk, Does Not Prevent Heart Attacks and Stroke

"There might be one excess death for every 200 people we put on niacin. With that kind of signal, this is an unacceptable therapy for the vast majority of patients," Dr Donald Lloyd-Jones, chair of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said in a press release. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately

The study "demonstrates that we are clearly failing our patients by not providing antiviral therapy to patients with influenza consistent with current guidelines while exposing many of the patients to antibiotics from which they likely derive little benefit," wrote Ison, associate professor of infectious diseases and organ transplantation at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. 

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The Associated Press
Studies See New Risks For Cholesterol Drug Niacin

“My guess is that all this new data will lead to a falling off in the use of niacin, which I definitely think is a good thing,” said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, chair of the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who wrote an editorial that accompanied the papers.

The Washington Post
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.”

USA Today
Niacin could have risks as cholesterol therapy

"In the context of seeing no benefit (from the drug), the safety profile is very concerning," said Donald Lloyd-Jones, a cardiologist and chairman of the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, who wrote an accompanying editorial about the study.

U.S. News & World Report
Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds

Lloyd-Jones is chief of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

NBC News (National)
Niacin May Be Too Risky As Heart Drug, Reports Find

“On the basis of the weight of available evidence showing net clinical harm, niacin must be considered to have an unacceptable toxicity profile for the majority of patients, and it should not be used routinely,” Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago wrote in a commentary. 

The Boston Globe
Niacin drug causes serious side effects and no heart benefits, study finds

“My guess is that all this new data will lead to a falling off in the use of niacin, which I definitely think is a good thing,” said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, chair of the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who wrote an editorial that accompanied the papers.

Fox News (National)
Don't take niacin for heart health, doctors warn

“My guess is that all this new data will lead to a falling off in the use of niacin, which I definitely think is a good thing,” said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, chair of the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who wrote an editorial that accompanied the papers.

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TIME Magazine
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.

U.S. News & World Report
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.

NBC News (National)
Gel Works as Well as a Pill to Prevent Breast Cancer

Women who rubbed the topical form of tamoxifen into the breast seemed to get the same benefits as those who took the pill, and theoretically could be at a lower risk of side effects such as blood clots, the team at Northwestern University in Chicago found. 

Chicago Tribune
Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report.

Crain's Chicago Business
Northwestern Memorial on list of top hospitals again

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked 10th this year on U.S. News & World Report 's list of the country's best hospitals.

CBS News (National)
New #1 as U.S. News & World Report ranks best hospitals

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked 10th this year on U.S. News & World Report 's

Forbes
Cleveland Clinic Once Again Tops Heart Hospital Rankings

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked 13th this year on U.S. News & World Report 's ranking of the best heart hospitals. 

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CBS Chicago
Trend Has Coffee Drinkers Putting Butter In Their Cup Of Joe

“There is not a lot of evidence that it’s good for you and it’s probably bad for you,” said Dr. Kannan Mutharasan. “I would not recommend it for anyone. There isn’t anyone I would recommend it to. If someone wanted to try it, one cup won’t hurt.”

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WTTW
A Stroke at 30

Read an interview with Dr. Shyam Prabhakaran, associate professor for neurology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and local American Stroke Association volunteer.

Yahoo! News
Not Too Late for Young Adults to Lower Heart Disease Risk

Bonnie Spring, PhD, professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, was the lead author of this new study.

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CBS Chicago
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.

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Yahoo! News (from Associated Press)
No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

It's called boot camp at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and its adjoining Feinberg medical school, a program involving two to three days of intense practice before letting the newbies loose on patients. Young doctors are tested on a variety of skills, from the proper technique for handling newborns during childbirth — make sure the head comes out slowly — to delivering bad news — use empathy, eye contact and listen to the patient.

CBS News (National)
Boot camp for new doctors aims to prevent "July effect"

It's called boot camp at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and its adjoining Feinberg medical school, a program involving two to three days of intense practice before letting the newbies loose on patients. Young doctors are tested on a variety of skills, from the proper technique for handling newborns during childbirth — make sure the head comes out slowly — to delivering bad news — use empathy, eye contact and listen to the patient.

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Business Insider
There's A New Trick To Getting Better Sleep At Night

Dr. Phyllis Zee, who studies sleep patterns at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, called the new findings “interesting.”

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NPR
A Misspent Youth Doesn't Doom You To Heart Disease

"And by the same token, if you get to adulthood with a healthy lifestyle, that doesn't mean you're home free," says Bonnie Spring, director of the Center for Behavior and Health at Northwestern University and the lead author of the study.

Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/02/us-exercise-sleep-idUSKBN0F72G620140

Dr. Phyllis Zee, who studies sleep patterns at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, called the new findings “interesting.”

Science World Report
Heart Attack Risk can be Reversed with the Help of Healthier Lifestyle Choices

A recent study conducted by researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found that many individuals who switch to a healthy routine, even in their 30s and 40s, can reduce their risk for certain cardiovascular issues. 

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Huffington Post
7 Reasons To Have More Sex After 50

Long after baby making ceases to be an incentive to mate, "the release of endorphins and neurotransmitters, the physical sensations, and the intimacy and connection that occur with sexual activity result in pleasure," says Northwestern University gynecologist Lauren Streicher, author of Love Sex Again.

Chicago Tribune
Cardiologist Named American Heart Association's 2014 Physician of the Year

Neil J. Stone, MD, a Northwestern Medicine cardiologist for more than four decades, was named the American Heart Association's 2014 Physician of the Year, the organization's honor given annually to a physician who has rendered "outstanding accomplishment

Business Insider
Should You Worry About That Mole? Here's How To Tell

Dr. Amy Derick, a clinical instructor of dermatology at Northwestern University, walk us through these common guidelines of skin cancer risk in moles. 

Everyday Health
Stress of Toxic Relationships: A Risk Factor for Heart Disease in Women

A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, from Kiarri Kershaw, PhD, MPH, at Northwestern University and others, tried to answer the question of nature versus nuture for the development of coronary artery disease or stroke in women.

Becker's Hospital Review
50 Top-Grossing Nonprofit Hospitals in 2014

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranks 29th with $4.85 billion. 

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Women's Health
6 Hygiene Products You Should Never Share with Anyone

Case studies of razors contributing to the transmission of hepatitis B, C, and HIV all abound, according to dermatologist Bethanee J. Schlosser, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Women's Skin Health Program for Northwestern Medicine. "Sharing of razors has also been known to cause transmissions of fungal infection—specifically tinea corporis, known more commonly as ringworm—and bacterial infections, she says. 

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Chicago Tribune
Platelet injections don't speed hamstring repair: study

"I'd hate for people to throw the baby out with the bathwater here," said Dr. Michael Terry, an orthopedic surgeon at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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The Today Show
How to turn around your sex-starved marriage

Lauren Streicher, MD, gynecology, shares sexual health advice for women.

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Chicago Tribune
John J. Bergan, M.D., 1927-2014

"He was an innovative and pioneering surgeon who did the first (kidney) transplant at Northwestern probably 50 years ago and started the division of transplantation and vascular surgery, both at Northwestern," said Dr. William Pearce, who was being interviewed for a fellowship in Northwestern's vascular surgery program when he met Dr. Bergan in 1982

Chicago Sun-Times
Six months in, Obamacare impact on emergency room visits unclear

“Our sense is that it is still too early to pinpoint exact impact on volumes and visits,” said Dr. James Adams, chief of the emergency department for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare.

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Washington Times
Influential Northwestern University professor dies

A long-time Northwestern University professor and pioneer in the field of swallowing disorders has died.

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Chicago Tribune
HIV rates rise among young gay, bisexual men

"Chicago is a great place to do this kind of research," said Brian Mustanski, who directs the LGBT health and development program at Northwestern. "It's such a diverse city. It has so many different characteristics."

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Men's Fitness
5 Foods That Make Your Body Freak Out

As more adults are being newly diagnosed with food allergies, it’s still unclear whether these allergies have simply gone unnoticed or have just developed over time, says Paul Bryce, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, division of allergy-immunology, at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. 

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Steve Harvey Show
Dr. Streicher's Sex Tips

Lauren Streicher, MD, shares tips for a more satisfying sex life. 

Fox News
'Sproing' easier on joints, unlike treadmill

Dr. Michael Terry, an orthopedic surgeon at Northwestern Medicine, said this new workout craze could be easier on your joints.

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The Washington Post
Gwynn's Chewing Tobacco Death Renews Baseball Ban Call: Health

"We’ve decreased the rate of smoking tobacco but not the rates of chewing tobacco," said Mark Agulnik, an oncologist at Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chicago. “Cancers that form are just as aggressive in the smokeless tobacco as in smoked tobacco.”

Chicago Tribune
Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban

“We've decreased the rate of smoking tobacco but not the rates of chewing tobacco.” said Mark Agulnik, an oncologist at Northwestern University's Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chicago.

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Chicago Tribune
Walk now to walk through arthritis later

“The benefit from walking demonstrated by this paper is good news,” said Dorothy Dunlop, a professor at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine who was not involved in the study. “Walking is easy to weave into daily routines and requires no membership fees.”

Los Angeles Times
Delinquent youth more likely to die violently as adults, study says

“Our findings are shocking,” said Linda Teplin, lead author of the study, published in the journal Pediatrics, and a professor of psychiatry and behavior sciences at Northwestern University’s medical school

Dermatology Times
Complementing cultural perceptions of beauty

Taking optimal care of patients from all walks of life involves consideration of a patient’s race, ethnicity, language, social status, religion, sexual orientation, occupation and more, says Roopal V. Kundu, M.D., founder and director, Center for Ethnic Skin, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago. 

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New York Times
'Thinking of Ways to Harm Her'

And doctors have historically been taught in medical school that “women don’t get depressed during pregnancy because they are happy,” said Dr. Katherine L. Wisner, a professor of psychiatry and obstetrics at Northwestern University. 

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Chicago Sun-Times
In death, father gave gift of health to 5 of his 11 children

Rosemary Nealon McNulty, 59, of Lincoln Square, had two aneurysms that were “relatively large . . . and looked like they would have ruptured in the near future,” said Dr. Bernard Bendok, the surgeon who performed both of McNulty’s brain surgeries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Chicago Tribune
Physician assistants important players in team-based healthcare

Kristine Healy has been doing that for 35 years as a family medicine PA in Chicago. She's currently associate director of the physician assistant program and an assistant professor of medical education at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Evanston.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer
Diets Rich in Protein May Help Protect Against Stroke

Protein quality might explain this difference, said Dr. Linda Van Horn, a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a past chair of the American Heart Association's Nutrition Committee.

The Weather Channel
9 Health Mistakes You Make in the Morning

Bright morning light can even make you thinner, according to a recent study from Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.

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Bloomberg
Sunscreen Alone Can't Protect From Deadliest Skin Cancer

There are a number of misconceptions surrounding the use of sunscreen, said Jonathan Silverberg, a dermatologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in a telephone interview.

Web MD
Diets Rich in Protein May Lower Stroke Risk

Protein quality might explain this difference, said Dr. Linda Van Horn, a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a past chair of the American Heart Association's Nutrition Committee.

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Bloomberg
Rite Aid Memory Test Triggers Needless Fear, Doctors Say

The “great advantage,” to this event is that it raises awareness about getting tested for cognitive function early, which should be just as routine as blood pressure checks, said Marsel Mesulam, director of the cognitive neurology and Alzheimer’s disease center at the Chicago-based Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

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The Huffington Post
5 Health Mistakes You're Making Before 10 a.m.

Letting in those a.m. rays may also help you regulate your weight, found researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

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The Huffington Post
Night Owls May Be Less Active, Less Motivated To Exercise Than Morning People

"We found that even among healthy, active individuals, sleep timing and circadian preference are related to activity patterns and attitudes toward physical activity," principal investigator Kelly Glazer Baron, Ph.D., associate professor of neurology and director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University said in a statement. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Virtual training may help adults with autism ace job interviews

"They may have difficulty sharing things in a positive way or they may have difficulty coming across as easy to work with," said Smith, a psychiatry researcher at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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Chicago Tribune
Chicago files suit against major narcotics makers

“This is a serious issue and that’s why Mayor Emanuel wanted to address it,” said Chicago Public Health Commissioner and adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Bechara Choucair, who said he sees many patients in his offices who are addicted to opiodes. “By looking more upstream before the problem starts and making sure that companies are being truthful about what these drugs are for and how addictive they are, we hope this can be part of the approach to solving this issue.”

Becker's Hospital Review
108 Hospitals, Health Systems That Are Great Places to Work
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The Chronicle Of Higher Education
Better Ways to Battle the Silent Epidemic on Campuses

Simon Williams is a research associate in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

U.S. News & World Report
Breath Test May Spot Lung Cancer

The potential of a breath test for lung cancer is "certainly exciting," said Dr. Jyoti Patel, an ASCO spokeswoman and an oncologist at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University in Chicago. "We know that screening people for lung cancer can substantially impact survival. If we can do it cheaply, this would be a go-to test."

Fox News (National)
7 ways to improve post-baby sex

“There’s this idea that everything’s going to be just fine and that’s not the case,” said Lauren Streicher, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and an associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The Huffington Post
What's Better: Exercising More Or Sitting Less?

In February of this year, Northwestern University found that if you're over 60 years of age, every additional hour spent sitting doubles your risk of becoming disabled. 

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The New York Times
Vitamin E May Harm, or Help, Your Lungs

In research over the years at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Joan Cook-Mills, an associate professor, has found that in addition being an antioxidant, vitamin E appears to play a role in inflammation.

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WGN-TV
Durbin: New legislation would expand prosthetics programs for wounded veterans

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin visited Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center Tuesday to make an announcement about the push for increased funding to expand research and help our wounded warriors.


Fox News (National)
Tips for getting him to want more sex

Laura Berman, PhD, is a world renowned sex and relationship educator and therapist; popular TV, radio and Internet host; New York Times best-selling author; and assistant clinical professor of ob-gyn and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Chicago Sun-Times
Suicides greatest cause of gun deaths in U.S.

Marie Crandall is an associate professor of surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

Chicago Sun-Times
The Advice Show: How to Lose Weight and Limit Your Sugar Intake

“When you have access to that addictive substance all the time, that is where the psychology comes in,” says Friedman, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Medical School and director of weight management programs at Insight Behavioral Health Centers.

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Reuters
Home walking program may help clogged leg arteries

McDermott, a physician and professor at Northwestern University in Chicago told Reuters Health, “Symptoms of peripheral artery disease are often not classic.

Chicago Tribune
Home walking program may help clogged leg arteries

McDermott, a physician and professor at Northwestern University in Chicago told Reuters Health, Symptoms of peripheral artery disease are often not classic.

Science World Report
Patients with Poor Blood Circulation in Legs Can Benefit From Home-Based Walki

The study, "Home‐Based Walking Exercise in Peripheral Artery Disease: 12‐Month Follow‐up of the Goals Randomized Trial," was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association and led by Northwestern University physician and professor Dr. Mary McDermott.

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Shape Magazine
Period Troubles: How Your Cycle Messes With Your Acne

So, to get the scoop on just how to do this, we enlisted a few experts: Bethanee J. Schlosser, M.D., Ph.D, an assistant professor in dermatology and obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Sara Gottfried, a San Francisco-based ob-gyn and author of The Hormone Cure; and Jessica Wu, a Los Angeles-based dermatologist and author of Feed Your Face. Ahead, get a week-by-week playbook of what’s happening in our bodies, how it affects the appearance of our skin, and how to get it all under control.

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ABC News (National)
9 Things Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Your SexABILITY

Dr. Lauren Streicher says women of all ages are eager to talk about what she calls their “sexABILITY,” if only doctors would just ask.

MSN Healthy Living
Walking at Home Can Help Boost Poor Circulation in Legs, Study Shows

"The problem with supervised exercise is that it takes many visits to a cardiac rehabilitation center or other exercise facility, and it is not covered by Medicare," study author Dr. Mary McGrae McDermott, professor of medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, said in a journal news release.

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The Huffington Post
Obama Administration Health Agencies Accused Of Intimidating Their Watchdog

"The OHRP has said, 'You're guilty, but we're not going to do anything about it," Alice Dreger, a professor of clinical medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University, said at the time.

The Huffington Post
Why This Hospital Turned A 18-Year-Old Away After He Was Shot

Also joining the discussion were Dr. Marie Crandall, an associate professor of surgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and Sheila Rush, a Chicago woman who lost her son to gun violence.

Chicago Tribune
Demonstrators again press for U of C trauma center

A 2013 Northwestern University study used data from Chicago shootings to show that gunshot patients more than five miles from a trauma center have a lower chance of survival.

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The Wall Street Journal
Computer program advises adults with autism heading into job interviews

Scientists from Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Yale universities are studying whether interview skills can be improved through a computer-based program that uses a virtual-reality interviewer dubbed Molly.

Science Mag
Mysterious Illness May Be Carried by the Wind

Anne Rowley, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, says the work is “very interesting” but she remains skeptical about the windborne toxin hypothesis, which, she says, would be unprecedented for a human disease. 

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The New York Times
Psst. Look Over Here.

Researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine last year found that patients of doctors who made more eye contact had better health, adhered more to medical advice and were more likely to seek treatment for future problems. 

Chicago Tribune
Printers Row Lit Fest preview: 5 authors to watch

Lauren Streicher, an associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and a regular on "The Dr. Oz Show," wrote "Love Sex Again" to address female sexual dysfunction.

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Chicago Tribune
Northwestern, Cadence reach merger deal

Northwestern, parent of Chicago's largest hospital, the 894-bed Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Cadence, which was created in 2011 after the merger of Central DuPage and Delnor hospitals, would combine under the Northwestern Medicine banner.

Crain's Chicago Business
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Cadence approve merger

The combined system would operate under the Northwestern Medicine name and be headed by current Northwestern CEO Dean Harrison.

Becker's Hospital Review
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Cadence Health Reach Definitive Merger Agree

Under the deal, Northwestern Medicine would be the parent organization of the four-hospital network.

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Fox News (National)
Is your weight killing your sex life?

Laura Berman, PhD, is a world renowned sex and relationship educator and therapist; popular TV, radio and Internet host; New York Times best-selling author; and assistant clinical professor of ob-gyn and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Reuters
New hospice model allows curative therapy to continue

Dr. Eytan Szmuilowicz, a palliative care physician at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, told Reuters Health that the new program may ease the burden families face in choosing treatment options.

Chicago Tribune
Doctors reluctant to give young women permanent birth control

Physicians may fear doing something the patient might later view as detrimental, said Katie Watson, an assistant professor in the medical humanities and bioethics program at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. 

Windy City Live
Food allergy researcher Dr. Ruchi Gupta

Not only is Dr. Ruchi Gupta a board-certified pediatrician who researches food allergies, she's also a mother whose child has them. She's also the author of ''The Food Allergy Experience.''

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The Boston Globe
Ex-Genzyme execs behind new drug company

The scientists behind the company are Dimitri Krainc, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital whose research forms the basis of the company’s business, and Joseph Mazzulli, an assistant professor of neurology at Northwestern University.

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Yahoo! News
Genetic Mutants? 5 Strange Science Facts About Moms

Northwestern University researchers studied new moms when their babies were 2 weeks and 6 months old, and found that 11 percent had significant symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, such as fear of germs or compulsions to check and recheck the baby monitor. In comparison, only about 2 percent to 3 percent of the general population has these symptoms, the researchers reported in 2013 in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine.

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NBC News (National)
Adults with autism get help from 'human simulator' to navigate job interviews

“Individuals with autism spectrum disorder have difficulties with social communication and picking up on social cues and empathy,” said Matthew J. Smith, an assistant research professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

Fox News (National)
FBI training software repurposed to help autistic adults get jobs

Researchers at Northwestern Medicine have developed a training program to help autistic adults prepare for job interviews – based on software previously used to teach interrogation tactics to FBI agents.

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The Katie Couric Show
How Postpartum Depression Affects More Than Just Moms

Northwestern Medicine pediatrician Craig Garfield talks with Katie Couric about his latest research on new dads and depression.

CNN Money
Inside Northwestern University's startup machine

At the core of the startup training is the NUvention class series. The courses draw students from all over the university to develop and launch businesses, often working with the university's tech transfer office. For help with ideas, there's a B-school course called New Venture Discover, which brainstorms ways to tackle big problems. Students can then take that idea (though it's not required) to the university's NUvention classes, which are specialized entrepreneurship crash courses, broken up into the fields of nanotechnology, medicine, energy, the Internet, and social enterprise.

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U.S. News & World Report
In Crashes That Kill Children, It's Their Driver Who's Often Drunk

There were 2,344 child deaths in drunk driving crashes between 2001 and 2010, said Quinlan, an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

TIME Magazine
Kids' Own Drivers Are Biggest DUI Death Risk, Study Says

The study, led by Dr. Kyran Quinlan of Northwestern University and researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzed government data on traffic deaths.

The Huffington Post
How To Sleep Like You're On Vacation

"Apart from caffeine and alcohol, diet doesn't strongly influence sleep," says Kelly Glazer Baron, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology and director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Northwestern University.

ELLE Magazine
An At-Home Hair Removal Device That Actually Works

My concerns are finally being addressed and according to a study published in Dermatologic Surgery by Jerome Garden, MD, a dermatologist at Northwestern University and director of the Physicians Laser and Dermatology Institute in Chicago, the Me Smooth device is safe and effective for people of all skin types.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
In Crashes That Kill Children, It's Their Driver Who's Often Drunk

There were 2,344 child deaths in drunk driving crashes between 2001 and 2010, said Quinlan, an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Huffington Post
6 Things That Could Be Sabotaging Your Sex Life

This news may seem like a stretch, but it was life-changing for a patient of Lauren Streicher, MD, an associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s medical school.

Chicago Tribune
Seniors can often simplify medication routines

With a very complicated routine, it's easier to forget medications," said the lead author, Dr. Lee Lindquist, a geriatrician at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Huffington Post
Working In An Office Is Making You Age Faster. Here's Proof.

A recent Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine study showed that people ages 60 and older may face a higher disability risk for everyone hour they spend sitting -- even if they get moderate exercise.

CBS Chicago
2 Investigators: What Passengers Are Breathing On Metra Train Cars

That’s a concern, says Dr. Robert Cohen, professor of medicine at Northwestern University.

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Fox News (National)
Vitamin D deficiency may indicate prostate cancer, study says

“Vitamin D deficiency seems to be important for general wellness and may be involved in the formation or progression of several human cancers. It would be wise to be screened for vitamin D deficiency and treated,” said study author Dr. Adam B. Murphy, an assistant professor in the department of urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

U.S. News & World Report
Low Vitamin D Linked to Aggressive, Advanced Prostate Cancers: Study

"It seems to regulate normal differentiation of cells as they change from stem cells to adult cells. And it regulates the growth rate of normal cells and cancer cells," said study author Dr. Adam Murphy, an assistant professor of urology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago.

Wed MD
Are You Destined to Get Your Parents' Illnesses?

"A person can trump a lot of the inherited risk with very healthy behaviors," says Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM. He is chair of the department of preventive medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Wed MD
Routine Housework May Help Stave Off Disability

"The bottom line is to stay as active as possible. Even spending time in light activity will be beneficial," said lead author Dorothy Dunlop, a professor with the Center for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago.

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U.S. News & World Report
Even Routine Housework May Help Stave Off Disability

"The bottom line is to stay as active as possible. Even spending time in light activity will be beneficial," said lead author Dorothy Dunlop, a professor with the Center for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago.

Fox News (National)
Is she faking it? How to know if your partner is being truthful in bed

Laura Berman, PhD, is a world renowned sex and relationship educator and therapist; popular TV, radio and Internet host; New York Times best-selling author; and assistant clinical professor of ob-gyn and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Windy City Live
Dr. Lauren Streicher on her latest book, "Love Sex Again."

In March Dr. Lauren Streicher (Northwestern professor of clinical, obstetrics and gynecology) launched a national conversation about sexual dysfunction in women. 

Becker's Hospital Review
20 Things to Know About Orthopedics

Top orthopedic hospitals: The top 10 hospitals for orthopedic surgery in the United States according to the U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals rankings include: Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City), Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.), Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston), Hospital for Joint Diseases (New York City), Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, Md.), Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles) and Rush University Medical Center (Chicago).

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Today Show
After cancer death sentence, mom meets donor who saved her life

For six months, she was in and out of Northwestern Medical Hospital in Chicago under the care of Dr. Jessica Altman. Dana had three rounds of high-dose chemotherapy, and the outlook did not seem promising. 

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The Wall Street Journal
Pregnant women who took antidepressants experienced 53% more early births

"Fetal health is not going to be good unless maternal health is optimized," says William Grobman, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Urology Times
Blood test for prostate cancer detection now available

"The PSA test is based on the fact that men with higher levels of the PSA protein are more likely to have prostate cancer," said William Catalona, MD, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.

Blood test for prostate cancer detection now available

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TIME Magazine
11 Unexpected Spring Allergy Triggers

When tree, grass, and weed pollen counts are high, your immune system is primed to attack anything that resembles your allergens even slightly, says Anju Peters, MD, associate professor of medicine in allergy and immunology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

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Crain's Chicago Business
Two Northwestern doctor groups become one

Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, which had 134 physicians in its practice in 2013, officially will join Northwestern Medical Group, according to a statement from its parent, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare.

Chicago Tribune
Two major Northwestern doctor groups merge

Formerly known as the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, the multispeciality group broke away from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine last fall to merge with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare.

CBS Dallas
New Study Says Statins May Lead Some Patients To Pig Out

But Dr. Neil Stone, a Northwestern University heart specialist who chaired the guidelines committee, said he disagrees.

Stone said the study “fits right in with the guidelines’ message” that prevention is best achieved by following a heart-healthy lifestyle and appropriate statin use, rather than striving for an arbitrary cholesterol level.

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Chicago Magazine
Dr. Lauren Streicher Will Teach You to Love Sex Again

With a new book called Love Sex Again, the Northwestern gynecologist has some clear ideas how to fix physical problems that can ruin women’s sex lives.

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The Huffington Post
Can You Catch The Same Cold Twice?

If you really, truly are the one who passed your cold on to your coworker, then you're probably in the clear, says Dr. Mark Huffman, M.D., MPH, an assistant professor of preventive medicine and medicine-cardiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Fox News (National)
Introducing the American Cannabis Nurses Association

This move follows right on the heels of a worrisome Harvard and Northwestern University study showing that casual use of cannabis can lead to changes in the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala in the brain. 

Yahoo! News
Breastfeeding may protect against heart disease: study

"Each pound of additional birth weight predicted a CRP concentration that was five percent lower," said a statement from Northwestern University, whose experts took part in the study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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ABC News (National)
How to Sleep Like You're On Vacation

"Apart from caffeine and alcohol, diet doesn't strongly influence sleep," says Kelly Glazer Baron, PhD, assistant professor of neurology and director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Northwestern University.

Good Morning America
Talking Love Sex Again on Good Morning America

Dr. Lauren Streicher (Northwestern professor of clinical, obstetrics and gynecology) on her latest book, “Love Sex Again.”

The Wall Street Journal
Cleveland Clinic, a top hospital, is a surprising venue for the dispensing of

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University and NorthShore University HealthSystem, affiliated with the University of Chicago, both include herbal medicine among their offerings.

Fox News (National)
3 real-life success stories from high-tech diets

"Newer apps are far more engaging, motivating and user-friendly than the prior generation," noted Bonnie Spring, director of the Center for Behavior and Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago nabs $2.2 million from GE for heart screenings

The grant will help fund a collaboration between the Chicago Department of Public Health and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine that the city says will screen 50,000 residents by the end of 2017.

Chicago Sun-Times
Free heart screenings to be offered in 4 neighborhoods

It will fund a partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health, Northwestern University and local community organizations to screen 50,000 residents for cardiovascular disease by 2017.

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Chicago Tribune
New study: Essure less effective than tubal ligation at preventing pregnancy

The results suggest differences between typical and perfect use and patients deserve to have this information, said Dr. Cassing Hammond, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine who was not involved in the study. 

Good Morning America
What Can Sabotage a Woman Between the Sheets?

Dr. Lauren Streicher, a Chicago gynecologist and author of the new book “Love Sex Again: A Gynecologist Finally Fixes the Issues That Are Sabotaging Your Sex Life” says a hormone called prolactin could possibly be dousing the flame.

The Washington Post
Understanding vertigo, and what to do if you have it

Dizziness is an imprecise term, according to Timothy C. Hain, a neurologist at Northwestern University. 

WFAA
Occasional Pot Use May Harm Young People’s Brains

“We looked specifically at people who have no adverse impacts from marijuana — no problems with work, school, the law, relationships, no addiction issues,” says Hans Breiter, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Feinberg School and co–senior author of the study.

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Shape Magazine
Your Brain On: Marijuana

And THC over-activates and discombobulates it. Put more simply, THC disrupts the way your brain communicates within itself, explains Matthew J. Smith, Ph.D., who researches pot at Northwestern University. 

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Huffington Post
11 Things You Should Know About Piercings

"You can get infection when you're actually getting the piercing," says Amy Derick, who is also a clinical instructor of dermatology at Northwestern University, if the piercer doesn't wear gloves or isn't using clean instruments, "or later, in a piercing that's already been done but didn't heal well."

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The Washington Post
Even casually smoking marijuana can change your brain, study says

“Some of these people only used marijuana to get high once or twice a week,” said co-author Hans Breiter, quoted in Northwestern University’s Science Newsline. Breiter hailed the study as the first to analyze the effects of light marijuana use. “People think a little recreational use shouldn’t cause a problem, if someone is doing OK with work or school,” he said. “Our data directly says this is not the case.”

Wall Street Journal
Study Shows Casual Pot Use Damages Brain

Casual marijuana use impacted regions of the brain associated with emotion, motivation and some forms of mental illness. Dr. Hans Breiter, who led the study, discusses the finding on the News Hub.

CNN
Casual marijuana use may damage your brain

The median use was six joints a week, but there were four people who said they smoked more than 20 joints a week. None of the users reported any problems with school, work, legal issues, parents or relationships, according to Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior author of the study and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

NBC News (National)
Marijuana Re-Shapes Brains of Users, Study Claims

“Anytime you find there’s a relationship to the amount of marijuana consumed, and you see differences of core brain regions involved in processing of rewards, the making of decisions, the ability to assess emotions, that is a serious issue,” said Dr. Hans Breiter, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a study co-author.

Fox News (National)
New dads have increased risk of depression, study says

"We knew that paternal depression existed and it affects about 5 to 10 percent of dads - and there are seven million fathers in the U.S," said Garfield, a pediatrician and researcher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Los Angeles Times
Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?

Here’s Dr. Hans Breiter of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital, and a study author: “What we think we are seeing here is a very early indication of what becomes a problem later on with prolonged use, [things like lack of focus and impaired judgment].”

Chicago Sun-Times
Even casual marijuana use can alter the brain, new study shows

Smoking marijuana even just a few times a week may change your brain, according to a study co-authored by a Northwestern University professor.

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TIME Magazine
Recreational Pot Use Harmful to Young People’s Brains

“We looked specifically at people who have no adverse impacts from marijuana — no problems with work, school, the law, relationships, no addiction issues,” says Hans Breiter, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Feinberg School and co–senior author of the study.

US News & World Report
Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain

"These are two brain regions you do not want to mess around with," said study senior author Dr. Hans Breiter, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/15/marijuana-brain-changes/7

"Just casual use appears to create changes in the brain in areas you don't want to change," said Hans Breiter, a psychiatrist and mathematician at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, who led the new study.

Fox News (National)
Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

“There were abnormalities in their working memory, which is fundamental to everything you do,” Breiter, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, told FoxNews.com.  “When you make judgments or decisions, plan things, do mathematics – anything you do always involves working memory.  It’s one of the core fundamental aspects of our brains that we use every day.  So given those findings, we decided we need to look at casual, recreational use.”

ABC News
Study Finds Signs of Brain Changes in Pot Smokers

Longer-term studies will be needed to see if such brain changes cause any symptoms over time, said Breiter, of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Yahoo! News
Even Casual Pot Use Changes the Brain

"The common folklore in the general population is that causal marijuana use does not hurt you," but these findings argue that this may not be the case, said study researcher Dr. Hans Breiter, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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TIME Magazine
Young Dads Are at Risk for Postpartum Depression

“Parental depression has a detrimental effect on kids, especially during those first key years of parent-infant attachment,” said lead study author Dr. Craig Garfield, an associate professor in pediatrics and medical social sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, in a statement. “We need to do a better job of helping young dads transition through that time period.”

USA Today
Depression risks increase for young dads

"There's been a significant body of literature describing the effect of mother's depression on child development, and the health care system has tried to rise to the challenge of identifying mothers with depression," says Craig Garfield, an associate professor in pediatrics and medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and lead author of the study. "Fathers have not been on the radar screen until recently. Now we know that ... right around the time of the birth is an important time to try and capture and screen those dads."

US News & World Report
Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds

"But this does show us a time period where fathers are at increased risk," said lead researcher Dr. Craig Garfield, an associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Chicago Tribune
A doctor, an HIV diagnosis and a dog

Robert Garofalo is the division head of adolescent medicine at Lurie Children's Hospital and an associate professor of pediatrics and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He said it was never lost on him that he couldn't show himself the same compassion he'd shown his patients or tried to instill in his students.

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CNN (National)
Will you 'like' the doctor who tells you you're dying?

Dr. Mary F Mulcahy is an associate professor in the hematology oncology department at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a co-founder of Life Matters Media, which provides information and support for those involved in end of life decision-making.

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Chicago Tribune
Obamacare and its effect on women's health

Dr. Lauren Streicher, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, said one patient asked about having her fallopian tubes tied as a form of birth control. "When I told her it would be easier for her husband to have a vasectomy, she said, 'Vasectomy is not covered by our insurance, but tubal ligation is,'" Streicher said.

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Chicago Tribune
Medical students help homeless outreach program

For the next 90 minutes, the student at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and four other volunteers weaved through throngs of tourists and shoppers, scanning the crowds in search of the diverse face of Streeterville's homeless population.

Fox News (National)
Childhood eczema may last into adulthood, study says

"We now have a number of really promising therapies that are emerging that are really targeting eczema," said Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

NBC News (National)
Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer, Study Finds

Primary care doctors who treat older men taking Viagra should check their patients for signs of skin cancer, said Dr. June Robinson of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, who wrote an accompanying editorial.

The Washington Post
To slim down, it helps to get up early and see the light, study says

With all this in mind, researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago persuaded 54 volunteers to wear a wrist monitor that measured their light exposure (including its timing and intensity) as well as their sleep patterns.

Chicago Tribune
Your best ideas to improve the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans

A breathtaking array of readers' proposals flow from one belief: Disadvantaged children need engaged adults — not just parents and teachers, but mentors too. That idea of volunteers as force multipliers drives an intriguing proposal from Dr. Sidney Weissman, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Northwestern University.

Chicago Tribune
Becky Vinehout, stylist helps surgical patients

"Becky is unique in combining her expertise and services with her experience with her own surgery," said Dr. Joshua Rosenow, a neurosurgeon at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "Depending on the operation, each patient needs a very different haircut after surgery. Becky takes a diagram of the surgery that we give her, then tailors a haircut to fit. Consequently, it helps the patients with self-esteem, which helps them feel better."

The Boston Globe
Are cardiologists refusing to follow new cholesterol recommendations?

That reluctance is perfectly fine, said Dr. Neil Stone, the Northwestern University cardiologist who led the committee that authored the new guideline. “The risk estimator was designed to start a conversation,” he told me, not dictate who should go on statin drugs. “Patient preference is a very important part of this guideline, and we were very strong in emphasizing lifestyle changes over medication.”

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CBS News (National)
Morning sunshine may help you stay slim

"We were very interested in looking at the relationship between lighting and how that may be affecting your weight," explained study senior author Dr. Phyllis Zee, director of the sleep disorders center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

NPR
Good Day Sunshine: Could Morning Light Help Keep Us Lean?

To better understand this relationship, researchers at Northwestern University recruited 54 adults (average age 30) from the Chicago area and had them wear wrist monitors that tracked their exposure to light and sleep patterns for a week.

The Huffington Post
How Bright Light In The Morning Might Affect Your Weight

"Getting more light in the day was associated with a lower BMI," said study author Dr. Phyllis Zee, a professor of neurology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Crain's Chicago Business (From Associated Press)
Northwestern Medicine launches new lung transplant program

Northwestern Medicine in Chicago is launching a new program it hopes will address a shortage of lung transplant surgeries in Illinois.

Web MD
The Morning Light May Help You Stay Slim

"We were very interested in looking at the relationship between lighting and how that may be affecting your weight," explained study senior author Dr. Phyllis Zee, director of the sleep disorders center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Phys Org
Off the shelf, on the skin: Stick-on electronic patches for health monitoring

"We designed this device to monitor human health 24/7, but without interfering with a person's daily activity," said Yonggang Huang, the Northwestern University professor who co-led the work with Illinois professor John A. Rogers.


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NBC News (National)
Morning Light Could Be Key to Leaner Physique, Study Finds

That’s according to researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, who discovered a new way to measure the combined impact of light timing, duration and intensity on BMI, a ratio of height to weight.

Fox News (National)
Too stressed for sex? 3 ways to prevent stress from ruining your love life

Laura Berman, PhD, obstetrics and gynecology, writes in a column on Fox News regarding how stress may affect sexual activity and gives tips for balancing sexual activity with daily stresses.

Men's Health
The Easiest Way to Keep Off Weight

Good news for your waistline: A shot of sunshine in the morning may lower your body mass index (BMI), according to a new study from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Shape
Early Birds, Rejoice! Morning Sunlight Connected to Lower BMI

Here’s a reason to set that alarm a little earlier: Being exposed to sunlight early in the morning (instead of later in the day) is associated with a lower BMI, a new Northwestern University School of Medicine study reports.

Prevention
Can Morning Light Make You Thinner?

Researchers from Northwestern University recruited 54 participants with an average age of 30 and, using wrist monitors, kept tabs on their light exposure, activity, and sleep patterns for seven days.
 

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