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CBS News (National)
Mindfulness training helps Alzheimer's patients and caregivers

"We saw lower depression scores and improved ratings on sleep quality and quality of life for both groups," study author Ken Paller, professor of psychology at Northwestern University and fellow of the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said in a statement. 

The Atlantic
Changing Memories to Treat PTSD

“In memory research, we talk about three parts,” explains Ken Paller, director of the cognitive neuroscience program at Northwestern University.

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Chicago Tribune
Quit 16-inch softball, and your fingers will thank you

David Kalainov, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said treating hand injuries stemming from 16-inch softball is a rite of summer in his world. He has seen as many as 15 such injuries in a summer.

Men's Health
4 Ways to Kick Monday Morning's ...

When your alarm buzzes on Monday morning, open your blinds. Natural light provides a boost to your circadian rhythms which are known to regulate your metabolism, hunger, and energy levels, according to a study from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Living Healthy Chicago
Caffeine: How Much is too Much?

Dr. David Zich of Northwestern Medicine says Deno isn’t alone. “It is, in general, harmless but these people who do encounter more problems with palpitations and sometimes even anxiety … are probably best to limit their caffeine intake,” he says.

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Chicago Sun-Times
A new heart, a deeper love: Transplant brings couple closer

But Clarke’s surgeon, Dr. Ed McGee, director of the heart transplant and LVAD program at Northwestern, called him “a tough kid” who “learned all his medicines and got through it real quick.”

Women's Health
Reddit Asked: Can Sex Affect the Size of Your Vagina?

Lauren Streicher, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and author of Love Sex Again.

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Fox News (National)
6 tips for dating as a single dad

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.

US News & World Report
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

The study is mostly good news, agreed Dr. Nora Hansen, chief of the division of breast surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "For the most part, patients are satisfied with the treatment they have gotten," she said.

MSN Healthy Living
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

The study is mostly good news, agreed Dr. Nora Hansen, chief of the division of breast surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "For the most part, patients are satisfied with the treatment they have gotten," she said.

HealthDay
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

The study is mostly good news, agreed Dr. Nora Hansen, chief of the division of breast surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "For the most part, patients are satisfied with the treatment they have gotten," she said.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study Read mor

The study is mostly good news, agreed Dr. Nora Hansen, chief of the division of breast surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "For the most part, patients are satisfied with the treatment they have gotten," she said.

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WGN News
Alternate breast cancer treatment more direct route to tumor cells

At the time, Northwestern Medicine breast cancer researcher Dr. Seema Khan was testing an alternative form of tamoxifen, a drug known to help stop the spread of cancer cells.

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AARP
Windows Help Workers Improve Their Health

It has to do with our body’s need for natural light, which increasing evidence finds can improve our sleep at night, as well as  our mood, metabolism and alertness during the day, said Phyllis Zee, a neurologist and sleep specialist at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, who was senior author on the first study.

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Chicago Tribune
Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients

"It's not that saturated fats are good," Neil Stone said. "It's what the saturated fat is replaced with that's the problem. That's what has confused America."

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The Philadelphia Inquirer
Employees Benefit From Natural Light, Study Finds

"There is increasing evidence that exposure to light, during the day -- particularly in the morning -- is beneficial to your health via its effects on mood, alertness and metabolism," study senior author Dr. Phyllis Zee, professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said in a university news release.

Becker's Hospital Review
6 CIOs with tenures of 20 years or more

Tim Zoph. Senior Vice President of Administration and CIO of Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). Mr. Zoph has been CIO of Northwestern since January 1994. During his tenure, Northwestern Memorial has been named a "Most Wired" hospital 12 times. In 2003, he received the John E. Gall Healthcare CIO of the Year award from CHIME.

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CNN News (National)
Another reason to want the corner office: It's good for your health

Cheung is a doctoral candidate working in Dr. Phyllis Zee's laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

Dr. Tanya Simuni, director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern University’s medical school in Chicago, said patients often react to the diagnosis with surprise and despair.

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US News & World Report
Aug. 12, 2014 - US News

In the study, a team led by Dr. Nina Kraus of Northwestern University in Chicago tracked academic outcomes for children in lower-income neighborhoods in Chicago and Los Angeles.

CBS Chicago
Psychiatrist Explains Dangers Of Depression

In the wake of actor and comedian Robin Williams' apparent suicide, Dr. Mark Reinecke, a psychiatrist with Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, is helping explain the disease of depression and how it can lead to suicide.

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Crain's Chicago Business
A year later, Loyola still alone in enrolling undocumented students

From Northwestern University to Southern Illinois University, no other medical or dental school publicly has embraced students who came to the United States illegally as children but have spent most of their lives here.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Health Highlights: Aug. 11, 2014

In the study, a team led by Dr. Nina Kraus of Northwestern University in Chicago tracked academic outcomes for children in lower-income neighborhoods in Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Science World Report
Exposure to Natural Light in Office Boosts Health of Employees

Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD, director of the sleep disorders center, commentes on new study that found windowless offices stopthe body clock from functioning correctly and can lead to disrupted sleep.

BBC News
Music lessons can close reading gap

The research was led by Dr. Nina Kraus at Northwestern University and involved hundreds of children at high schools in impoverished areas of Chicago and Los Angeles.

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PBS Newshour
Study: Learning a musical instrument boosts language, reading skills

Nina Kraus, PhD, a neurobiologist at Northwestern University, found that musical training has an impact in strengthening neural functions as well as a connection with sound and reading of children in impoverished areas.

Huffington Post
5 Ways to Create a Healthier, Happier Office

Exposure to natural light has been found to improve a person's sleep and overall quality of life, boosting their performance in the workplace, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University.

US News & World Report
Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Outcome: Study

Dr. Karl Bilimoria, director of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, added that waiting to see a doctor until cancer is advanced may translate to less surgery or radiation.

Fox News (National)
7 health mistakes you made in the last hour

A new Northwestern University study says each additional hour spent sitting per day increases your risk of becoming physically disabled by about 50 percent. 

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Huffington Post
Tablet-Based Games May Relax Anxious Kids Before Surgery

“That’s why we spent a lot of time thinking about how we could make this less anxiety-provoking for children,” said Seiden, a professor of pediatric anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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Chicago Tribune
A dose of relief follows a child's febrile seizure

Dr. Sooky Koh, an associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, notes that they are different from epileptic seizures because they are provoked by the fever and not randomDr. Sooky Koh, an associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, notes that they are different from epileptic seizures because they are provoked by the fever and not random

Today Show
Sex after 50: Less frequent but satisfying, survey finds

"When we talk about sex over 50, you have to appreciate the fact that your bodies are not always going to cooperate," gynecologist Dr. Lauren Streicher, assistant clinical professor at Northwestern University's medical school, told TODAY Wednesday.

Fox News (National)
5 ways to beat the post-baby sex blues

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.

Yahoo! Shine
7 Health Mistakes You Made In the Last Hour

In addition to increasing your risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and death—as if that isn’t enough encouragement to stand the heck up—a new Northwestern University study says each additional hour spent sitting per day increases your risk of becoming physically disabled by about 50 percent.

Yahoo! Tech
Tablets Could Be Used as a Sedative for Pre-Surgery Kids

“That’s why we spent a lot of time thinking about how we could make this less anxiety-provoking for children,” said Seiden, a professor of pediatric anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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NPR
Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack

Heat stroke is a big problem, says Dr. George Chiampas, a Northwestern Medicine emergency medicine physician.

Chicago Tribune
Study extols the hip, health-conscious fist bump

“It’s tongue-in-cheek, but it’s important,” said Dr. Rahul Khare, a professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, from his seat in the hospital’s emergency department.

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USA Today
Running of any length or speed reduces risk of death

"The study tells us that doing some exercise is clearly better than doing none at all," said Clyde Yancy, a professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a cardiologist with the American Heart Association.

Today Show
Hot flashes? Insomnia? How to embrace menopause

Dr. Lauren Streicher, a gynecologist at Northwestern University, offers tips for women who are starting to deal with menopause symptoms like hot flashes, troubled sleep and painful intercourse.

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Fox News (National)
Rise in young athletes with repetitive stress injuries

Michael Terry, MD, discusses the rise in young athletes with repetitive stress injuries. 

CNN Health
5 studies you may have missed

Dr. Katherine Wisner, a perinatal psychiatrist at Northwestern University, wrote an editorial on the Chinese study that was published in Anesthesia & Analgesia this week.

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Chicago Tribune
Fruit recall affects Illinois shoppers

Dr. Rahul Khare, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, said listeria is a bacterial infection that especially affects the elderly and young children.

Fox News (National)
Sex and infertility: Commitment to one another is key

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. Dr. Berman is a New York Times best-selling author of many books on sexual health and pleasure, a weekly columnist for the Chicago Sun Times, and host of the radio program “Uncovered with Dr. Laura Berman.” 

Huffington Post
The Night Owl's Guide To The Perfect Morning

According to Kelly Glazer Baron, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, creative people tend to get into a rhythm with their work and don't want to stop working just because it's getting late.

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Yahoo! News
Epidural During Childbirth Can Cut Postpartum Depression Risk

"It's a huge omission that there has been almost nothing in postpartum depression research about pain during labor and delivery and postpartum depression," Katherine Wisner, M.D., a Northwestern Medicine® perinatal psychiatrist, said in a press release. "There is a well-known relationship between acute and chronic pain and depression." 

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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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