Media Coverage

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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.

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USA Today
Some worry doctors will stop helping Ebola patients

The diagnosis of another American doctor – and the heavy media coverage -- could deter physicians and nurses from offering to help patients in West Africa, said Robert Murphy, director of the Center for Global Health at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Chicago Tribune
2011 ALS 'breakthrough' recirculates hope on social media

Dr. Teepu Siddique, the Northwestern University neurology researcher quoted in the 2011 Tribune piece, continues to make meaningful progress.

Latinos Health
For brain hemorrhage, risk of death is lower at high-volume hospitals

After adjustment for other factors, the mortality rate after SAH is about one-fifth lower at high-volume hospitals, according to the report by Dr. Shyam Prabhakaran of Northwestern University, Chicago and colleagues.

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TIME Magazine
6 Medical Breakthroughs That Matter

“But many women won’t even start taking it, because they’ve heard of side effects like hot flashes and blood clots,” says Seema Khan, MD, of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

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USA Today
Contact tracing appears to work in Ebola battle

The situation with Vinson -- who reportedly had some level of contact with scores of people on a trip to Ohio, then flew back to Dallas after getting the okay from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention despite having a slight fever – illustrates that contact tracing can be done in the USA, even in complicated circumstances, says Robert Murphy, director of the Center for Global Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Education Week
Ebola Risk to Schools Low, Experts Say

“You’re talking about hypothetical risks that are almost too low to measure,” said Dr. Robert L. Murphy, the director of the Center for Global Health at Northwestern University’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.

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Chicago Tribune
Flu season here; health officials urge vaccine

No one this season has been admitted to Northwestern hospitals with influenza, said Dr. Michael Angarone, an infectious disease specialist at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Chicago Tribune
3D-printed hearts, iPad mini tablets and surgery inside tiny ears

As the 3D-printed infant ribcage made its way through the Chicago Ideas Week audience, Kathy Barsness talked about innovation.

“Children aren’t as big a market,” said Barsness, a pediatric surgeon at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago explaining how medical companies don’t offer many educational tools for what she does. “Everything we do is rare.”

New York Daily News
Ebola fears causing some 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.

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CNN (National)
U.S. public 'very worried' about Ebola

Dr. Mark Reinecke, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, on the public's fear concerning the Ebola outbreak.

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Boston Herald
WHO admits: We messed up on Ebola

“This guy knows nothing about Ebola,” said Robert Murphy, director of the Center for Global Health at Northwestern University.

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The New York Times
Treating Depression Before It Becomes Postpartum

“When people are referred to mental health professionals from primary care settings, the vast majority of the referral slips go into the garbage,” says Katherine L. Wisner, director of the Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders at Northwestern University.

The Huffington Post
Eczema: Studies for New Treatment

Another study my laboratory is involved with, in collaboration with Dr. Amy Paller, a pediatric dermatologist and the chair of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, aims to find out whether eczema in children and adults are comparable.

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USA Today
Dallas hospital stumbles in early response to Ebola

Robert Murphy, the Northwestern professor, said most hospitals in the U.S. should be able to successfully isolate and treat an Ebola patient without staff becoming infected. Learning what went wrong at Texas Health Presbyterian could go a long way in perfecting those plans, he said.

"Everybody's really nervous about it," Murphy said. "Once we figure out why it happened, we could figure out ways to prevent it."

Fox News (National)
How breast cancer can make your sex life better

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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U.S. News & World Report
Could a Blood Test One Day Detect Depression?

Researchers from Northwestern University recently announced they've developed a blood test designed to screen for depression – and upon replication, they hope for it to someday become a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved lab procedure.

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Yahoo! News
Ebola Fears Are Triggering Mass Hypochondria

In a way, what we’re seeing here is hypochondria manifested on a mass scale, said Catherine F. Belling, an associate professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, who has written a book on hypochondria.

Yahoo! News
Sex Hormones May Be Lurking in Your Food

“I do not tell patients to avoid foods that are high in phytoestrogens,” says gynecologist and Everyday Health columnist Lauren Streicher, MD. Dr. Streicher is an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. 

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New York Magazine
Ebola Fears Are Triggering Mass Hypochondria

In a way, what we’re seeing here is hypochondria manifested on a mass scale, said Catherine F. Belling, an associate professor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, who has written a book on hypochondria.

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US News & World Report
Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

"TNF is a chemical of inflammation that is overproduced in ulcerative colitis and a number of other inflammatory disorders," said Dr. Stephen Hanauer, director of the digestive health center at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago.

Fox News (National)
12 exciting cancer breakthroughs you should know about

"When I was 30, I was essentially laughed out of a radiologist's office when I asked to have an early mammogram because I had a strong family history of breast cancer," says Deborah Lindner, M.D., clinical instructor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Knowledge has improved in the last decade, but not enough.

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USA Today
Ebola patient told hospital he had been to Liberia

"The symptoms, especially early on, are very non-specific," said Robert Murphy, professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University.

"It will happen again if triage staff doesn't get a good travel history and suspect that Ebola is possible," Murphy said. "It is very unfortunate that the patient was seen, exposed numerous people, then sent home to expose more, then finally admitted. This is how Ebola spreads."

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Chicago Tribune
Northwestern names new cancer center director

Northwestern University has appointed Dr. Leonidas Platanias as director of its Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Chicago Tribune
Chicago-area hospitals on guard for Ebola

Maureen Bolon, MD, comments on local hospitals being on guard and prepared for the possibility that Ebola could appear in the Chicago-area. 

Good Housekeeping
6 Things You Didn't Know About Gray Hair

"Stress won't cause you to go gray directly," says Dr. Roopal Kundu, associate professor in dermatology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. "But stress is implicated in a lot of skin and hair issues." During an illness, for example, people can shed hair rapidly. And hair you lose after a stressful event — like getting chemotherapy — may grow back a different color.

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WGN TV
A pill for sleep apnea?

Dr. Roneil Malkani, Northwestern Medicine neurologist and sleep medicine specialist: “When you’re awake, you have muscles in the upper airway that help hold it open. When you go to sleep, just like every other muscle in the body, it relaxes.”

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NBC News (TODAY)
5 morning mistakes that ruin the rest of your day

Missing out on morning rays might mess with your body mass index, a new study from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine found

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Fox News (National)
Could a blood test diagnose depression?

Interesting news in the mental health world: Researchers at Northwestern University have developed an early version of a blood test designed to diagnose depression.

Cosmopolitan
Did You Exercise Today? Then You'll Probably Get Drunk Tonight

Researchers from Northwestern University say on days we work out the most, we're likely to drink more.

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Fox News (National)
Scientists create first mouse model for ALS dementia

“This new model will allow rapid testing and direct monitoring of drugs in real time,” Teepu Siddique, lead author and Northwestern scientist said in a news release.

New York Magazine
Gym Days Are Drunk Days

Researchers from Northwestern University tasked 150 people, who ranged in age from 18 to 89, with using a smartphone to keep a daily diary tracking when they drank and when they exercised.

New York Daily News
Domestic violence common among same-sex partners: study

Carroll is a psychologist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and senior author of the review published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.

Glamour Magazine
Here's Why You Might Drink More Booze on a Workout Day

According to a study by Northwestern Medicine, many of us drink more alcohol on the days that we work out than on the days we don't.

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NBC News (Today)
Reward for sweating? We drink more alcohol when we exercise

“I was surprised that there was no different between more and less active people,” said David Conroy, professor of preventive medicine and deputy director of the Center for Behavior and Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and an author of the study published this week in “Health Psychology.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days

Conroy is a professor of preventive medicine and deputy director of the Center for Behavior and Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Women's Health Magazine
What You Need to Know About the New Blood Test for Depression

Researchers have developed a breakthrough blood test that can identify this mood disorder—the first biology-based, objective test to do so, says Eva Redei, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and developer of the test, which was announced in the journal Translational Psychiatry.

Global News
Hit the gym before drinks? We drink more on exercise days: study

And the gym days and nights of booze tend to be on Thursdays to Sundays, according to new research out of Northwestern University.

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TIME Magazine
We Drink More Alcohol When We Exercise

First we sweat, and then we swig: A new Northwestern Medicine studypublished in the journal Health Psychology finds that people tend to drink more alcohol on days they’ve exercised.

USA Today
CDC: Ebola could infect 1.4 million people by January

That sort of exponential increase in cases makes it more likely that Ebola will become entrenched in West Africa, said Robert Murphy, a professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University.

The Washington Post
Working out? Drink! Your gym days are also your booze days, study shows

"Something is happening on those days that's leading people to drink more," said David Conroy, the study's lead author and a professor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Wed MD
Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days

Conroy is a professor of preventive medicine and deputy director of the Center for Behavior and Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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Fox News (National)
The deadliest below-the-belt disease you need to know about

While the average woman's lifetime risk is about 1.5 percent, this risk is much higher in women with a BRCA mutation, said Dr. Deborah Lindner, chief medical officer for Bright Pink (brightpink.org/) and clinical instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University.

Chicago Sun-Times
Nation needs to address end-of-life care

“I see so much unnecessary prolonging of the dying process,” said Dr. Kathy Johnson Neely, a physician at Northwestern University who serves on the palliative care team and is chair of the hospital’s medical ethics committee. 

Chicago Tribune
Flying home by commercial jet may be safe after heart attack: study

But Dr. Robert O. Bonow, a professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, cautions that this was a small study and may not be applicable to the general public.

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Fox News (National)
5 morning mistakes that ruin the rest of your day

Missing out on morning rays might mess with your body mass index, a new study from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine found.

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Chicago Tribune
NU researchers shed light on domestic violence among same-sex couples

Same-sex couples may experience more domestic violence than opposite-sex couples, a Northwestern Medicine review of research suggests.

ABC7
Domestic abuse survivors aim to spread awareness amid NFL controversy

Dr. Richard Carroll, associate professor of psychiatry at Northwestern Medicine, just completed a study on domestic violence among same-sex couples. He says education is the key to preventing the cycle of violence. 

Dermatology Times
Alternative therapies in eczema care

Peter Lio, M.D., assistant professor of clinical dermatology and pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, and director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center, says eczema patients and their families often come to him looking for alternative treatments.

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Chicago Tribune
'Genius grant' winners from 3 Illinois universities

For Mark Hersam, professor and director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Northwestern University, that sort of product is one of many he hopes to create using a tiny, though powerful technology.

New York Times
MacArthur Awards Go to 21 Diverse Fellows

The other winners this year include Tami Bond, 50, an environmental engineer at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Craig Gentry, 41, a computer scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; John Henneberger, 59, a housing advocate in Austin, Tex.; and Mark Hersam, 39, a materials scientist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

The Washington Post
List of 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' recipients

Mark Hersam, 39, Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern University materials scientists investigating physical, chemical and biological properties of nanomaterials.

Huffington Post
Here Are The 21 MacArthur Geniuses You Should Know This Year

Hersam, 39, is a professor at Northwestern University who works in nanomaterials, experimenting with hybrid organic-inorganic materials.

Chicago Sun-Times
2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

Three Illinois winners include Mark Hersam, 39, of Northwestern University in Evanston; Tami Bond, 50, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Tara Zahra, 38, University of Chicago.

CBS Chicago
Four With Chicago Ties Among MacArthur Grant Winners

Among them, Northwestern university nanomaterials expert Mark Hersam, Tami Bond, a U of I professor specializing in the global effects of soot and Tara Zahra, a University of Chicago historian who writes about 20th century Europe.

WGN TV
The definite diagnosis for depression? A blood test, researchers say

Now Northwestern Medicine researchers say they have developed a blood test that removes the questions from a depression diagnosis.

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TIME Magazine
A Blood Test for Depression? Science Says It's Possible

Now, in a study released Tuesday, scientists led by Eva Redei at Northwestern Medicine say it may be possible to test for depression in the blood—and figure out which patients will benefit most from behavior-based therapy as a treatment.

CBS News (National)
Blood test for clinical depression may be on the horizon

Northwestern University researcher Eva Redei have developed the first blood test that analyzes levels of nine blood biomarkers associated with adult clinical depression.

Chicago Tribune
Blood test for depression devised at Northwestern

A group of Northwestern University professors and researchers have developed a blood test to diagnose depression in adults, the school revealed in a study set to be published today.

Fast Company
How A Simple Blood Test Can Now Help Diagnose Depression

About three years ago, a team of researchers co-led by Eva Redei, a research professor for psychiatric disease at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, published a study finding that certain RNA markers--a short identifiable string in the DNA sequence, which can be read sort of like fingerprints--were associated with clinical depression in teenagers.

CTVNews (Canada)
Researchers develop first blood test to diagnose adult depression

The blood test provides doctors with the first objective method of scientifically diagnosing depression, according to researcher Eva Redei at Northwestern University.

Daily Times
Blood test for depression developed

Scientists from Northwestern University in Chicago say they have identified nine chemicals in the blood which are raised during depression.

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Chicago Tribune
Community music lessons helpful for at-risk kids

"Learning to make music appears to remodel children's brains in ways that facilitate and improve their ability to learn academic content," said Kraus, who directs Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory in Evanston, Illinois.

Reuters
Online service helps users learn and share their STD-status

Dr. Lauren Streicher, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, said she believes the service has the potential to help keep younger patients informed about their sexual health.

Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates

"Sunlight and bright-light exposure have been associated with increased levels of serotonin in humans and animals," said Dr. Phyllis Zee, of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Science World Report
New Glaucoma Culprit Uncovered

Researchers at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Illinois found that these endothelial cells from eyes with glaucoma are stiffer than cells from healthy eyes.

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U.S. News & World Report
Researchers Probe Molecular Cause for Glaucoma

Based on their findings, researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago said they are working to develop eye drops that might one day cure the disease in people.

Nature
Music training aids speech processing

Nina Kraus at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and her colleagues studied children aged six to nine years from low-income neighbourhoods in Los Angeles, California, who took part in an after-school programme of musical instruction.

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Fox News (National)
5 things researchers learned about Alzheimer's this year

Last month, researchers at Northwestern University published a similar study in the journal Science, but instead of language skills, memory was targeted.

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Huffington Post
Schools Are Not Prepared For Children With Asthma And Food Allergies

On the rare occasions when a child has died at school from an acute allergy attack or asthma attack, the children usually did not have a health management plan, or a so-called 504 Plan, on file, said Dr. Ruchi Gupta of the Center for Community Health at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Headlines & Global News
Schools Under-Prepared to Deal With Children with Health Problems

The study was conducted by researcher Ruchi Gupta, MD, from Northwestern University.

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Fox News (National)
Most asthmatic kids lack health management plans at school

On the rare occasions when a child has died at school from an acute allergy attack or asthma attack, the children usually did not have a health management plan, or a so-called 504 Plan, on file, said Dr. Ruchi Gupta of the Center for Community Health at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Chicago Tribune
Health management plans underused at city schools

Researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, who led the study to be published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics, said the research is the first effort to examine how a large urban school district manages and reports on asthma and food allergies.

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Becker's Spine Review
11 spine, neurosurgeons making headlines this week

Co-director of the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center in Chicago Alpesh A. Patel, MD, was awarded the 2015 American Orthopaedic Association's American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship.

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The Atlantic
Where Are All the Female Test Subjects?

In a study recently published in the journal Surgery, researchers from Northwestern University’s medical school surveyed papers published between 2011 and 2012 in five major surgical journals: Surgery, Annals of Surgery, American Journal of Surgery, JAMA Surgery, and Journal of Surgical Research.

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U.S. News & World Report
Music Lessons May Help Bridge 'Achievement Gap'

"This research demonstrates that community music programs can literally 'remodel' children's brains in a way that improves sound processing, which could lead to better learning and language skills," lead author Nina Kraus, a professor of communication sciences and of neurobiology and physiology at Northwestern University, said in a university news release.

NBC News (National)
Music lessons may boost poor kids' brainpower, study suggests

Researchers from Northwestern University found that after two years of music lessons, the brains of kids from poor, gang-infested neighborhoods interpreted speech sounds more quickly and precisely, an improvement that might lead to better language and reading skills, according to the study published in the Journal of Neuroscience. 

Fox News (National)
5 tips for talking to your kids about 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.

Yahoo News
Weight loss outcomes for popular diets nearly the same: study

The study by Bradley C. Johnston, Ph.D., of the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in Toronto and McMaster University in Ontario, and his colleagues was met with a scathing editorial by Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., R.D., of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association along with the study.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Study says most diets have same results

A professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University told  HealthDay, "The most relevant issue is to choose one that you can stick to indefinitely, since weight loss is only half the battle. ... Maintenance of weight loss is the ultimate victory."

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USA Today
Low-carb diets: Studies differ on whether they are best

The JAMA review also looked at the diets only from a short-term weight-loss standpoint, says Linda Van Horn, a registered dietitian at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago. She wrote an editorial accompanying the study.

USA Today
This is your brain on a musical instrument

The study, by researchers at Northwestern University, examined a community music program serving low-income children in Los Angeles.

Chicago Tribune
Ice bucket challenge heats up ALS donations

The local funds are allocated toward programs that include three research laboratories at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, as well as a multidisciplinary patient center at Northwestern Medicine.

Chicago Tribune
Medical research rarely uses female test subjects

Women and men often react differently to illness and treatment, yet surgical researchers rarely use female animals or cells in their published studies — to the detriment of patients, a Northwestern University professor has concluded.

Huffington Post
Could Music Education Be The Key To Ending The Achievement Gap?

In a study out Tuesday from Northwestern University, researchers looked at the impact of music education on at-risk children’s nervous systems and found that music lessons could help them develop language and reading skills. 

Yahoo! Beauty
I Have A Hangover

David K Zich, MD, Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, says a big reason a hangover’s so painful is because it feeds itself.

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Good Morning America
Joan Rivers Remains Hospitalized After Cardiac Arrest

Andrew M. Naidech, MD, medical director of the neuro/spine ICU, was interviewed on Good Morning America about medically induced comas and life support

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Associated Press
Study: Novel Heart Failure Drug Shows Big Promise

"This is a new day" for patients, said Dr. Clyde Yancy, cardiology chief at Northwestern University in Chicago and a former American Heart Association president.

New York Times
New Novartis Drug Effective in Treating Heart Failure

“They are not just positive, they are remarkably positive and positive in every dimension,” said Dr. Clyde W. Yancy, chief of the cardiology division at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “Patients with heart failure are eager, if not desperate, to have better options.”

The Washington Post
Study: Novel heart-failure drug shows big promise

“This is a new day” for patients, said Clyde Yancy, cardiology chief at Northwestern University in Chicago and a former American Heart Association president.

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CBS News (National)
Electric pulses could restore brain connections, jolt memory

Northwestern University researchers say they can enhance memory by applying an electrical current to the outside of the skull. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to discuss the treatment and its potential to treat brain injuries or Alzheimer's disease.

Chicago Tribune
Dr. Pat M. Garcia, Perinatal HIV program director

Dr. Pat Garcia started medical school in 1979, before HIV even had an official name. Over the last 30 years, Garcia's career has, to an effect, grown alongside the disease.

Fox News (National)
Study finds electrical stimulation can help boost memory performance

“It has tremendous potential for treating memory disorders,” study leader Joel Voss, assistant professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine told the BBC. “We show for the first time that you can specifically change memory functions of the brain in adults without surgery or drugs, which have not proven effective.”

Huffington Post
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Could Help Improve Memory, Study Finds

US lead researcher Dr Joel Voss, from Northwestern University in Chicago, said: "We show for the first time that you can specifically change memory functions of the brain in adults without surgery or drugs, which have not proven effective.

Reuters
Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief

Underuse worries Judith Paice, a pain specialist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Journal Gazette
Jolting study may help memory

The research published Thursday in the journal Science pinpointed for the first time how various regions of the brain work with the hippocampus, where memories are formed, organized and stored, said Joel Voss, a senior author.

Philadelphia Inquirer
Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

"This study is really a proof-of-concept," said senior researcher Joel Voss, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Mashable
Study: Jolts of Electricity to the Brain Can Improve Memory

Otherwise healthy subjects received 20 minutes of TMS once a day for five days. At the end of the experiment, they performed better on memory tests. Senior study author Joel Voss said the effect could be even more noticeable for those with preexisting conditions.

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TIME Magazine
Magnets Can Improve Your Memory

Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have discovered that by using a procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)—which has shown potential as a non-pharmacological way to treat stubborn depression—they can change memory functions in the brains of adults.

Bloomberg
Electric Jolt Boosts Memory as New Brain Device Studied

“The novelty here is that we have shown for the first time that it’s possible for us to non-invasively change the function of the brain’s memory network and in doing so, change people’s memory abilities,” said Joel Voss, PhD, assistant professor of medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

The Washington Post
Electrical current to brain improves memory performance, researchers find

Researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine say the study is one of the first to show long-term improvement in memory by driving an electrical current deep into the brain through powerful magnetic impulses known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS.

U.S. News & World Report
Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

"This study is really a proof-of-concept," said senior researcher Joel Voss, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Newsweek
Electricity on the Brain: Can Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Boost Memory?

They administered MRIs to 16 healthy individuals, mapping the brain’s memory network and establishing a baseline of proper cognitive function in this "memory network,” explains study senior author Joel Voss, assistant professor of medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

WebMD
Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

"This study is really a proof-of-concept," said senior researcher Joel Voss, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

BBC News
Electrical brain stimulation 'boosts memory'

Prof Joel Voss, who led the study, said: "We show for the first time that you can specifically change memory functions of the brain in adults without surgery or drugs, which have not proven effective."

The Guardian
Magnetic brain stimulation treatment shown to boost memory

Dr Joel Voss, from Northwestern University in Chicago, said: "We show for the first time that you can specifically change memory functions of the brain in adults without surgery or drugs, which have not proven effective.

National Geographic
Brain Zaps Boost Memory

“This memory network that we targeted has been shown to be impaired in a variety of disorders,” says lead investigator Joel Voss, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University.

Science Magazine
Rebooting memory with magnets

Studies have also shown that the technique can improve performance on different types of memory tests, but few researchers have investigated whether benefits persist after stimulation stops or looked at how stimulation affects the brain's memory circuits, says Joel Voss, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

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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. 

Crain's Chicago Business
Northwestern, Cadence Health merger takes effect Sept. 1

Effective Sept. 1, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Winfield-based Cadence Health will merge into one health system — one of the largest in the Chicago area, officials said Wednesday.

Becker's Hospital Review
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Cadence Health finalize merger

based Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and Winfield, Ill.-based Cadence Health have completed the agreement that expands Northwestern Medicine, a fully integrated health system.

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.