Media Coverage

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U.S. News & World Report
Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study

"High blood pressure becomes increasingly common with age. However, it does occur in younger adults, and we are seeing early onset more often recently as a result of the obesity epidemic," said study senior author Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones. He is a professor of epidemiology and cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

WebMD
Upper Blood Pressure Number and Younger Adults

"High blood pressure becomes increasingly common with age. However, it does occur in younger adults, and we are seeing early onset more often recently as a result of the obesity epidemic," said study senior author Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones. He is a professor of epidemiology and cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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Chicago Tribune
Cancer and bad luck

Dr. Leonidas Platanias, director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, tells us: "The fact that (the Hopkins authors) attribute certain tumors to random mutations doesn't absolutely exclude environmental or other factors that we have not well defined and may be contributing."

Yahoo! News
Portable X-ray services becoming more common

Dr. James C. Carr, a professor of radiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, believes trained technicians using portable machines can provide quality scans for patients in rural areas or unable to move.

WebMD
Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems

"Eczema is not just skin deep," said lead researcher Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, an assistant professor of dermatology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

"We believe hearing those stories in parents' and siblings' voices exercises the circuits in the brain responsible for long-term memories," study author Theresa Pape, a neuroscientist in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University's School of Medicine in Chicago, said in a university news release.

New York Daily News
Old family yarns help coma patients recover: study

Traumatic brain injury patients who listened to recordings of family members vividly retelling old tales four times a day for six weeks saw a boost in neural activity, Northwestern University researchers discovered. 

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CBS News (National)
New study reveals healing power of voices

In a groundbreaking Northwestern Medicine and Hines VA Hospital clinical study, Pape performed brain scans on 15 coma patients, including Godfrey. The results of that study, released Thursday, show that when patients heard unfamiliar voices, brain scans showed little activity, but when they heard close relatives calling out their names or talking, the scans lit up.

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Huffington Post
Why Your Fitness App Isn't Helping You Get Healthier

"Behavior change techniques are the tools that have emerged out of decades-old research on behavior change which have shown some level of effectiveness at helping people to modify their behavior," said David Conroy, the study's lead researcher from Northwestern University in Chicago.

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U.S. News & World Report
Postpartum Anxiety or Normal New Mom Fears?

There might also be physiological explanations for mood disorders during and after birth, says Emily S. Miller, an assistant professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Northwestern University.

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Chicago Tonight
Good Buddies

As baby boomers age, the rate of Alzheimer's disease climbs steadily. The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine runs The Buddy Program which pairs Alzheimer's patients in the early stages of the disease with first-year medical students. The goal is to add a human dimension to the students' scientific and clinical studies. 

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Yahoo! News
Eczema Linked To Surprising Health Risks

That’s part of why we see all these negative behaviors,” says Jonathan Silverberg, M.D., lead study author and assistant professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Chicago Tribune
Booking a trip to the ER on your smartphone? It's a breeze

At Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital outside Chicago, assistant ER director Dr. Steve Edelstein says ER Express sends about 40 patients a month to his ER and the hospital's nearby Grayslake Emergency Center. A quarter are new patients, and he says those tech-savvy customers "are generally more likely to have credit cards and good insurance" than others.

NPR
Even Small Changes Made Midlife Can Help Keep Your Heart Healthy

Bonnie Spring, a health psychologist and the director of the Center for Behavior and Health at Northwestern University in Chicago, has conducted a study showing that even moderate habit changes in adulthood can significantly protect against heart disease later in life.

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The Huffington Post
7 Surprising Causes Of High Blood Pressure

“The best data demonstrates that hypertension is almost unavoidable as we age,” says Clyde Yancy, MD, chief of cardiology and associate director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in Chicago, Illinois. “Once we reach age 55, we have a 90 percent chance of becoming hypertensive."

The Huffington Post
13 Reasons Every Woman Should Masturbate

The Huffington Post spoke with Dr. Lauren Streicher, an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University, about the health benefits of masturbation.

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The New York Times
Indoor Tanning Poses Cancer Risks, Teenagers Learn

Indoor tanning exploded in popularity in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s. Dr. June K. Robinson, a professor of dermatology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, remembers being handed a bright orange flier for free tans in downtown Chicago in the early 1980s.

PBS
Study: Optimists twice as likely as pessimists to have healthy hearts

Between 2002 and 2004, Hernandez and fellow researchers from Northwestern University, Chapman University, Harvard University and Drexel University, examined the relationship between optimism and cardiovascular health in more than 5,100 adults aged 52 to 84.

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U.S. News & World Report
What to Do When Your Birth Control Fails

It depends on which type of IUD you have, says Alexander Lin, an assistant professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Chicago Tribune
Study: Pop music helps ease post-surgery pain for children

Research from Northwestern University and Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago asserts that listening to music and audiobooks is a viable alternative to medication for reducing post-surgery pain in children.

The Huffington Post
Listening To Rihanna Is An Actual Pain Reliever

Dr. Santhanam Suresh, an anesthesiology and pediatrics professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, decided to test other ways to distract kids from their pain.

The Huffington Post
Nearly 1 In 5 Women Who Have A Hysterectomy May Not Need It

Dr. Lauren Streicher, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology with Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and author of The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy, cautioned that it is possible the women in the study had been presented with the full range of options and that this was simply not reflected in their medical records, which do not always capture a complete picture of the interactions between patients and health care providers.

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WGN-TV
Northwestern doc discusses groundbreaking cancer research

Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University Dr. Leon Platanias joined WGN’s Dina Bair to discuss this research further.

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Reuters
Eczema associated with osteoporosis-related fractures

“There are a number of reasons why people with eczema may be at higher risk for osteoporosis,” said Dr. Jonathan I. Silverberg of the departments of dermatology, preventive medicine and medical social sciences at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Chicago Tribune
Obesity is not a curable condition

Dr. Robert Kushner, director, Obesity Action Coalition, clinical director, Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

Chicago Tribune
Ask Tom: Why does cold air make your nose run?

Dr. David Conley, associate professor of otolaryngology at Northwestern University, says one of the functions of the human nose is to humidify inhaled air and to humidify itself

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Fox News (National)
Researchers use nanotechnology to engineer ACL replacements

“BPTB autografts have a high incidence of knee pain and discomfort that does not go away,” Guillermo Ameer, professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern University’s McCormick of Engineering and professor of surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, said in the news release.

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Chicago Magazine
Medical Wonders

Then Andrew Parsa made a game-changing discovery: The cancer could be severely weakened by turning the tumor against itself. “It struck me like a bolt of lightning,” says the chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He began working on a vaccine based on isolating specific antigens in a surgically removed specimen of the patient’s tumor.

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Chicago Tonight
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.

WGN TV Chicago
Chicago bank exec using personal battles to help others

“My immediate reaction was not even at all to think it was something serious. I in fact thought it was the Donna Karan support hose that I was wearing to suck in my body as tightly as possible.” Diagnosis; M.S., multiple sclerosis. Dr. Bruce Cohen from Northwestern Medicine is her neurologist.

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Chicago Tribune
Northwestern brings women's health expertise to Ethiopia

"This is not medical tourism, but about something that is truly sustainable, about training the trainers," said Dr. Magdy Milad, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Feinberg School of Medicine. "With Gelila as the steward of this program, it will not fail."

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Newsday (New York)
'Essentially no risk' in Botox, other minor cosmetic procedures

 But minimally invasive procedures such as Botox injections, fillers and laser surgery are "exceedingly safe," according to new research from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Chicago Tribune
Exercise is the best medicine for getting a good night's sleep

"Exercise on a regular basis provides a strong signal to our circadian clock, especially if we exercise at a regular time every day," said Kathryn Reid, a neurology professor at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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CNN
Are you crazy for working out while sick?

When you have a cold, you're typically contagious for about five full days, and your germs spread most easily during your two to three most symptomatic days, says Dr. Michael P. Angarone, assistant professor of infectious diseases and medical education at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Chicago Tribune
State hospital association names new chairman

Dean Harrison, president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, will succeed Kevin Poorten of KishHealth System on Jan. 1 to lead the association's policymaking group. Harrison has been active in the hospital association, which advocates for more than 200 hospitals and health systems in Illinois, since 1998.

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Slate
Sparks Fly

Researchers at Northwestern knew fertilization triggered millions of zinc particles, but they'd never actually seen the process until now.

NBC 5 Chicago
Carmel Apples Blamed for Deadly Food Outbreak

Rahul Khare, MD, emergency medicine, was interviewed regarding a recent outbreak of listeriosis linked to commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples.

WBEZ (NPR) Chicago
A Medical History of Female Circumcision in the United States

An interview with Sarah Rodriguez, Lecturer of Medical Humanities and Bioethics.

The Globe and Mail (UK)
Eleven tips to de-stress your life

WebMD cites a study led by Laura Berman, PhD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and ob-gyn at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, which studied 2,000 couples.

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Chicago Tribune
A well-rested surgeon isn't always the best medicine

Dr. Karl Bilimoria is director of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Fox News (National)
Engaging in music classes may boost children’s literacy, study suggests

In the study, scientists at Northwestern University used electrode wires with button sensors to monitor brain responses in students.

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TIME Magazine
This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain

A new study from Northwestern University revealed that in order to fully reap the cognitive benefits of a music class, kids can’t just sit there and let the sound of music wash over them.

WebMD
Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says

"Even in a group of highly motivated students, small variations in music engagement -- attendance and class participation -- predicted the strength of neural processing after music training," lead author Nina Kraus, professor of communication sciences and of neurobiology and physiology at Northwestern University, said in a university news release.

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WGN-TV Chicago
Sparks really do fly when it comes to pregnancy

Dr. Teresa Woodruff, Northwestern Medicine Ovarian Biology Researcher: “When fertilization happens, what you see is this enormous spark.”

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The Philadelphia Inquirer
Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

"That is certainly one of the problems," agreed Kelly Baron, an assistant professor of neurology and director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program in the department of neurology with the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Atlanta Daily World
Woman Says Even with Cancer, Life Can Still be Satisfying

Even though there’s no cure today, the cancer can be managed, said Dr. Seema Singhal, MD, of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

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JAMA
Meaningful Roles for Medical Students in the Provision of Longitudinal Patient

At Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, a team-based model for longitudinal primary care education is now demonstrating students’ ability to directly and significantly enhance care outcomes.

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Reuters
Hour limits for docs-in-training may not improve safety, test scores

“There was really no impact of the duty hour restrictions,” said Dr. Karl Bilimoria, the study’s senior author from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Los Angeles Times
Work hour limits for doctors in training don't improve patient safety

The other study, led by researchers from the American College of Surgeons and Northwestern University, focused on 535,499 patients who had surgeries in 131 hospitals.

NBC Chicago
Chicago Doctors Risk Lives in Underground Syrian War Zone Hospitals Source: h

"Every day was a bad day," said Dr. Samer Attar, an orthopedic surgeon with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "I saw a lot of innocent people die, just good innocent people."

Science Codex
Science Codex

Controversial restrictions on hospital residents' duty hours imposed in 2011 did not improve surgery patients' outcomes, reports a large new Northwestern Medicine study of U.S. hospitals, one of the first national evaluations of the results of the restrictions.

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NBC News (National)
Could the Chemical BPA Raise Your Blood Pressure?

"While a 4.5 mmHg difference sounds small, and this study does not tell us how long that elevation might last, when you translate that difference to a large population it could have real meaning in terms of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure for people who drink such beverages frequently," said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones at Northwestern University in Chicago, who was not involved in the study.

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Reuters
Benefits of newborn hearing tests last into teen years

Dr. Nancy Young, who was not involved in the study, said it would have been helpful to also know when the children obtained effective interventions, such as hearing aids.

Yahoo News
Benefits of newborn hearing tests last into teen years

Dr. Nancy Young, who was not involved in the study, said it would have been helpful to also know when the children obtained effective interventions, such as hearing aids.

Allergic Living
Stock Epi Saves 38 in Chicago Public Schools

More than half of the time, the reactions occurred in people who did not know they had allergies – results that surprised lead author, Dr. Ruchi Gupta, an associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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WebMD
Time Spent in the O.R. May Be Linked to Blood Clots

"Given the observational design of our study, it is not possible to definitively conclude that the observed relationship between surgical duration and [blood clot] incidence reflects a strict cause-and-effect relationship," Dr. John Kim, of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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Bloomberg Businessweek
Peanut Allergy Patch Quest Has DBV of France Evading Suitors

“If it works, a patch would be the easiest for a family,” said Ruchi Gupta, author of “The Food Allergy Experience” and an associate professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Chicago Tribune
Sexually-active teens should get IUDs: doctors group

Anita Chandra-Puri, MD shares new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics on birth control for adolescents who are sexually active.

Chicago Tribune
Peanut allergy patch quest has DBV of France evading suitors

"If it works, a patch would be the easiest for a family," said Ruchi Gupta, author of "The Food Allergy Experience" and an associate professor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

The Huffington Post
6 Signs You're Too Stressed About The Holidays

Stay in good cheer with tips from Melinda Ring, M.D., medical director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University.

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Headlines & Global News
Mental Disorders Increase After Detention, Study Says

Karen M. Abram from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and her colleagues used data from a group of 1,829 young people and followed up between 2000 and 2004.

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Mashable
10 times science ruled in 2014

Eva Redei, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been working for 17 years to develop better testing methods for depression.

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U.S. News & World Report
Medical Students Gain New Tool for Treating LGBT Patients

Surveys have shown that many doctors have difficulty discussing medical issues specific to the LGBT community, Dr. Scott Leibowitz tells NPR. Leibowitz is assistant professor of child psychiatry at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and also served on the advisory committee for the AMC's new publication.

Yahoo! News
How to Win at Sleep

Adults who work in sun-filled offices stay asleep 47 minutes longer at night than those in windowless rooms, Northwestern University researchers found.

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Fox News (National)
Men suffering from depression may also suffer in the bedroom

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.

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The New York Times
A Warning on Nutmeg

“We do see a few pediatric cases where parents left an open spice jar where a child could reach it,” said Dr. Patrick Lank, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

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TIME Magazine
Your Lungs: A User’s Manual

“Still, lungs are resilient,” says Ravi Kalhan, MD, director of the Asthma/COPD Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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CBS Chicago
Doctors Urge CPS To Help Students Adopt Better Sleep Habits

Dr. Phyllis Zee, associate director of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology at Northwestern University, said it would really help if schools didn’t start any earlier than 8:30 a.m., but the mayor has nixed that idea.

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The New York Times
Deal by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Raises Cash and Some Concern

The next-biggest transactions were worth around $700 million each, including one in which Royalty Pharma acquired half the future royalties owed to Northwestern University for the invention of the pain and epilepsy drug Lyrica.

Chicago Tribune
Happy holidays. You look terrible.

The news release was for a plastic surgeon — Gregory Wiener — and it began by citing a Northwestern University study that found minor cosmetic surgery is "safer than you thought," and for that reason, "you can feel good about repairing that turkey neck this Thanksgiving.

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Fox News (National)
Merck's Zetia cuts heart attack, stroke risk in long-awaited study

"This is not a signal that everyone should be on ezetimibe," said Dr. Neil Stone from Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago.

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CBS News (National)
Many teens suffer cyber dating abuse

Brian Mustanski, an associate professor with the department of medical social sciences at Northwestern University who studies bullying, noted that almost one in three teens said they were asked to send nude or seminude pictures of themselves.

BBC News
Is violence more common in gay relationships?

But the conclusions of another study this year by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago - a review of data from four earlier studies, involving 30,000 participants - go further.

Boston Globe
Taking daily aspirin fails to prevent heart deaths

“Aspirin is indicated for patients at high short-term risk,” such as those who had a heart attack, stroke or procedure to open a clogged heart artery, wrote Dr. J. Michael Gaziano, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dr. Philip Greenland, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in an editorial that accompanied the study.

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My Fox Chicago
Vitamin D deficiency linked to 3 cancers

"Vitamin D is a steroid hormone. It is not a vitamin. And because it has so many different roles in the body, it can affect cancer pretty easily," said Northwestern urologist Dr. Adam Murphy.

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The Washington Post
National Children’s Study may be stopped for cost and research methods

Jane Holl, a principal investigator who also is a professor of pediatrics and preventive medicine at Northwestern University, expressed frustration that researchers aren’t allowed to use these common-sense ways to keep in touch with participants.

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Bloomberg
Marijuana Seen Changing Brain Behavior in Young Users

Still, similar findings linking pot use to poorer performance on memory and IQ tests have caused researchers to sound a note of caution even as the stigma of smoking pot diminishes.

Chicago Tribune
Dozen in Illinois being monitored, but not quarantined, for Ebola

Northwestern University is mentioned as one of the hospitals forming a network of resource centers in the event a local patient is diagnosed with Ebola. 

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The Daily Beast
Intersexuality and God Through the Ages

Alice Domurat Dreger, Guggenheim-winning author of Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex, told the Daily Beast that the male/female binary is accurate only “if you’re looking at some metrics—bathrooms, most medical intake forms, [and] Republican wedding ceremonies, but in terms of nature, while most of us are clumped at one end or the other, almost every [biological] trait blends along a spectrum from one end to the other, so there are lots of ways our sexes can vary, even if we appear to be lumped at one end or the other of the binary.”

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Psych Central
New Hope for Patients with Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have discovered a genetic biomarker that could help identify schizophrenia patients who are resistant to antipsychotic drugs (about 30 percent of all schizophrenia patients).

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National Geographic
Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science

As a result, "sex, the biggest variable, has not been systematically evaluated and reported in the same way as variables like time, temperature, and dose, even in diseases that are female dominated," says Teresa K. Woodruff, director of the Women's Health Research Institute at Northwestern University.

TIME Magazine
Why More Schools Should Stock Emergency EpiPens

“I was definitely surprised by that number,” says study author Dr. Ruchi Gupta of Northwestern University.

Fox News (National)
Botox and fillers are very safe, study suggests

"We strongly suspected the rates were going to be low, but we were pleasantly surprised that they were as low as they were," said study lead author Dr. Murad Alam, a dermatologist at Northwestern University in Illinois.

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Harvard Business Review
5 Examples of Great Health Care Management

At Chicago’s Northwestern Medicine, the Integrated Pelvic Health Program provides care for patients with problems like incontinence, uterine and vaginal prolapse, anal fissures and fistulas.

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The New York Times
The Eczema and Broken Bone Connection

The senior author, Dr. Jonathan I. Silverberg, an assistant professor of dermatology at Northwestern, said that “fatigue and sleep deprivation, the use of sedating medicines like antihistamines” could raise the risk of falls and “are a setup for accidental injury.”

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U.S. News & World Report
Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

"Adults with eczema have higher rates of injuries, including fractures and bone and joint injuries," said lead researcher Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, an assistant professor of dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Web MD
Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

"Adults with eczema have higher rates of injuries, including fractures and bone and joint injuries," said lead researcher Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, an assistant professor of dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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The New York Times
This Is Your Brain on Drugs

What she and fellow researchers at Harvard and Northwestern University found within those scans surprised them. Even in the seven participants who smoked only once or twice a week, there was evidence of structural differences in two significant regions of the brain.

Fox News (National)
When your mate turns into your mother

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.

The Atlantic
The Businessman Disrupting Organ Transplantation

“I thought immediately that it was a fantastic idea,” Anton Skaro, a transplant surgeon at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, told me.

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The Wall Street Journal
Why No Ebola Travel Ban? Politics

After embattled Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn instituted his own quarantine scheme Friday, Northwestern University infectious disease expert Robert Murphy complained to the Chicago Tribune, “There’s nobody in charge.”

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Chicago Tribune
Guidelines detail Ebola care; Illinois clarifies mandatory home quarantine

Dr. Robert Murphy, an infectious disease expert at Northwestern University, suggested politicians should consider giving enforcement power to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which currently issues only voluntary guidelines for local health departments.

Chicago Tribune
Sex abuse case raises issue of justice for elderly suspects"

"The victim is rewriting that narrative," said Fortman, with the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, "which can be very powerful for people."

New York Daily News
A sense of chaos infects our Ebola response.

“It’s a theater of the absurd. It’s laughable,” said Dr. Robert Murphy, director of the Center for Global Health at Northwestern University and a professor of medicine and biomedical engineering with much experience in Africa.

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Grand Haven Tribune
Ebola outbreak causing some people to change travel plans

Dr. Robert Murphy, director of the Center for Global Health at Northwestern University's medical school, said there is only a minuscule chance of catching Ebola on an airplane in the U.S. because the virus is not airborne.