Media Coverage

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TIME Magazine
Alzheimer's Proteins Appear in 20 Year Olds

In a report published in the journal Brain, Changiz Geula, a professor at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, reveals that the protein—which gradually builds up and forms sticky plaques in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease—starts appearing early in life.

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Fox News (National)
Melasma: How to cope with skin discoloration during pregnancy

“It’s significantly less common to have pigmentation in other areas of the body, ” said Dr. Bethanee Schlosser, a board certified dermatologist and assistant professor in the department of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.

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The Atlantic
One Tasty Trick to Fix Your Baby

“I’m kind of slapping myself on the wrist,” Ruchi Gupta, a pediatrician at Northwestern University, told The New York Times, lamenting withholding peanuts from her own baby daughter, who later tested positive for a peanut allergy.

The Huffington Post
Save Money, Save Lives: Why the Silence on the Fiscal and Fatal

Elisa Gordon, Ph.D., M.P.H. is Associate Professor in the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a fellow with The OpEd Project's Public Voices Fellowship at Northwestern.

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WTTW
New Dietary Guidelines: What's In, What's Out?

We discuss the recent changes in dietary guidelines and how they affect the way we're supposed to eat with Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, and Dr. Neil Stone from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

JAMA
Efforts Seek to Develop Systematic Ways to Objectively Assess Surgeons’ Skills

“Current assessment of operative skills is based partly on the numbers of procedures that residents participate in without establishing their level of involvement and performance in the case,” said Jonathan Fryer, MD, a professor of surgery and transplantation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago. “Faculty assessment of a resident’s overall surgical performance is commonly done remotely when memory decay can be a major factor.”

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The New York Times
Feeding Infants Peanut Products Could Prevent Allergies, Study Suggests

Whether infants should be fed peanuts and other foods associated with allergies is one of the most common questions parents ask about introducing solid foods to their children, said Dr. Ruchi Gupta, associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University, who was not involved in the study.

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Chicago Sun-Times
Doctors in the medical pot business can't recommend their patients use it

“We don’t like doctors prescribing or directing patients to taking therapies they’re making money on,” said Laurie Zoloth a professor of bioethics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Forbes
What Makes A "SuperAger"?

We applaud Northwestern University for its work and hope we can all learn from the superagers we’d like to become ourselves.

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Chicago Tribune
Illinois hospitals in line for more money from Obamacare

Dr. Lee Lindquist from Northwestern University said patient input has been key in directing what questions she's asking from the early stages of her research. Lindquist received about $1.8 million to develop an online tool that will encourage more adult children and their parents to plan ahead for later-life care.

WBEZ
SuperAger Brains

In 2007 researchers at Northwestern’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center identified a group of people they dubbed “Cognitive SuperAgers.” They’re folks whose minds and memories stay sharp well into their 80s. Late last month a group of SuperAger researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine published a study detailing the physical similarities of these brains. Changiz Geula, the study’s senior author and a research professor at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, talks to us about it.

Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/20/more-frequent-meals-linke_n_6721818.h

Researchers in the UK, at Imperial College London, and in the U.S., at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, analyzed data from 2,385 adults from a study conducted between 1996 and 1999.

Fast Company
I am Addicted to Sleeping Pills (And My Doctors is Fine With That)

On a nightly basis, the millions of us taking a pill are mostly likely fighting a lot of the behavioral foundations for good sleep. Some of this can be managed, for instance, by not checking emails after 8 p.m., but because women report a higher sleep disturbance than men for biological reasons or depression or menopause, explains Kelly Glazer Baron, a sleep researcher and neurology instructor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, the process takes more work.

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Chicago Tribune
Losing weight before pregnancy is healthier for mom, baby

"One way we've learned this is by studying babies born to moms before and after gastric bypass surgery," said Dr. Lisa Neff, an endocrinologist at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. "The babies born after their moms lost weight have fewer problems associated with obesity themselves."

The Huffington Post
Research Suggests Kids Over 2 Shouldn't Nap - But There's More To It

"There's a lot that we still need to understand about the impact [of napping] on health. The only consistent finding was that children above the age of 2 who don't nap do fall asleep more easily and sleep more consistently throughout the night," Kelly Glazer Baron, an assistant professor of neurology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, told The Huffington Post. (Baron did not work on the new review.)

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The New York Times
Studying Oversize Brain Cells for Links to Exceptional Memory

In 2010, a graduate student named Tamar Gefen got to know a remarkable group of older people.

They had volunteered for a study of memory at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Although they were all over age 80, Ms. Gefen and her colleagues found that they scored as well on memory tests as people in their 50s. Some complained that they remembered too much.

WGN TV
Option to freeze fertility gives cancer patients hope

The ovary is then carried over to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where, if the patient chooses, it’s divided.

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WBEZ
Who needs an adult measles booster shot?

Lurie Children’s Hospital pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Tina Tan said it’s also important for adults, especially those in contact with children, to know if they got two doses of the vaccine.  

“If you have an adult person who is worried about measles and doesn’t know whether or not they’ve received two doses of the vaccine, they should see their physician,” Tan said. “If for some reason they are not able to find out if they got two doses it's not going to hurt them to get a booster dose to protect themselves.”

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ABC News (National)
Teens Use #ShovelItForward to Help Neighbors in Need

Additionally, people will sometimes try to clear heavy snow quickly, leading to overexertion, according to Dr. Clyde Yancy, chief of cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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Reuters
Patient ratings not linked to cancer surgery outcomes

“My argument is they don’t need to correlate,” said Dr. Karl Bilimoria of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center and department of surgery at Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. 

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Fox 32 Chicago
Vaccinations Stir Up Debate Among Parents Politicians and Doctors

More than 100 measles cases this year and it's only January. That has sparked a raging debate from suburban daycares all the way to Capitol Hill and into the race for the next president. Pediatrician Susan Sheinkp explains more.

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ABC News (Associated Press)
Infections Most Common Cause of Readmissions After Surgery

"Most of these things are clearly related to the surgery, well-known accepted complications that we all try to reduce," said Dr. Karl Bilimoria, the study's senior author and director of the surgical quality improvement center at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Washington Post
Infections most common cause of readmissions after surgery

“Most of these things are clearly related to the surgery, well-known accepted complications that we all try to reduce,” said Dr. Karl Bilimoria, the study’s senior author and director of the surgical quality improvement center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

U.S. News & World Report
Infection Most Likely Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery

The number one complication leading to readmission was surgical wound infection, said lead researcher Dr. Karl Bilimoria, an assistant professor of surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Boston Globe
Infections most common cause of readmissions after surgery

‘‘Most of these things are clearly related to the surgery, well-known accepted complications that we all try to reduce,’’ said Dr. Karl Bilimoria, the study’s senior author and director of the surgical quality improvement center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

WebMD
Infection Likely Cause of Post-Surgery Readmission

The number one complication leading to readmission was surgical wound infection, said lead researcher Dr. Karl Bilimoria, an assistant professor of surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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The Washington Post
Want to prevent thousands of deaths a year? Make doctors and nurses meditate.

My research group at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University has been investigating whether these positive impacts could improve doctor and nurse decision-making and quality of care, thereby improving patient safety and outcome

Chicago Tribune
Random Acts of Flowers brings smiles to Chicago hospitals, senior centers

The flowers are recycled by volunteers like Palivos and delivered to residents at hospitals, senior care facilities and hospice centers. The patients often have never received flowers. The Chicago branch, which opened Tuesday, currently serves 14 facilities, including Covenant Home of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Waterford Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Centre and Sunrise of Wilmette.

NBC Chicago
7 Tips To Stay Safe While Shoveling

“Shoveling snow is hard work and puts a great deal of stress on the heart,” said R. Kannan Mutharasan, MD, co-medical director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Sports Cardiology Program, during last year's Polar Vortex. “Chicago gets an average of 38 inches of snow each winter, and shoveling is a strenuous activity that can greatly increase blood pressure and heart rate. This puts a lot of strain on the heart, and can even lead to a heart attack. We want everyone picking up a shovel to do so safely.”

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Fox News (National)
New fund eases expenses for organ donors

“It rings a little close to payment for organs,” said Dr. Talia Baker, a Northwestern University transplant surgeon. “It makes me a little uncomfortable.”

The Huffington Post
Making Friends Online Could Help You Lose Weight

A new Northwestern University study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface found that those who actively engage in such online communities lost a higher percentage of their body weight compared to users who participated sparingly.

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Reuters
It does get better for LGBT and questioning youth

“I think we should be very happy that it does get better, but I think it’s important not to forget victimization is important and happens very early,” said Michelle Birkett, the study’s lead author. “It’s not good enough to just wait. It should be tackled early on so kids don’t have to experience it.”

Huffington Post
Study Finds It Does Get Better For LGBTQ Youth

"I want it to get better sooner," said Birkett, a research scientist at the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

The Huffington Post
Midlife Matters: Menopause, Sexuality and Women's Health

I'm so proud of the panel of A-list experts we've assembled. One of them is Lauren Streicher, MD, a sexologist from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

WGN Radio
Dr. Robert L. Murphy: The growing Measles problem

Bill and Wendy talk with Dr. Robert L. Murphy, of the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, about the growing Measles problem.

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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.