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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
Salt substitutes may be effective in lowering blood pressure and reducing cardiovascular events in residents of elderly care facilities, according to a recent multi-center study published in Nature Medicine.
Precious Akanyirige, a fourth-year student in the MD/MPH degree program, has been awarded the 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award, given by the U.S. Public Health Service.
Focus on age, not weight, to capture the greatest number of people in all racial and ethnic groups with prediabetes and diabetes, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Northwestern experts weigh in on how ChatGPT has and will continue impact biomedical research, and how artificial intelligence can be used to support the advancement of science and medicine.
A Northwestern resident physician has argued for the creation of a new federal department to lead a national “decarceration” program.
Consuming certain types of alcohol over long periods of time as well as binge drinking both speed up biological aging, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Transgender and nonbinary youth experienced sustained improvements in depression and anxiety over two years after starting treatment with gender-affirming hormones, according to a recent study.
The recommendation to reach 10,000 steps a day has long been the gold standard for staying fit and improving heart health. But new research suggests that it might not be the magic number after all.
Shortages of mental health professionals across U.S. counties were associated with an increase in youth suicides, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
The Institute for Public Health and Medicine recently hosted its annual Population Health Forum, a celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the institute that brought together hundreds of public health researchers, trainees, and community partners.
A recent parent survey has identified intergenerational trends in swimming skills, with stark racial and ethnic differences.
Feinberg’s Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health hosted the 11th annual Global Health symposium on December 2, celebrating global health research, education and outreach efforts from Feinberg global health investigators, faculty, students and community partners.
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health outcomes and society, from maternal vaccinations and antibody response to reducing burnout amongst healthcare workers and identifying novel therapeutic targets.
The Institute for Public Health and Medicine’s Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science recently held its inaugural strategic planning meeting, which welcomed Feinberg faculty to learn about the center’s vision, goals and opportunities for collaboration.
A study led by Northwestern Medicine investigators found that education and place of birth significantly contribute to racial and ethnic differences in cardiovascular health among U.S. adults.
Even before COVID-19, emergency departments experienced a spike in visits for youth with suicidal thoughts or ideas, according to a recent study.
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will begin scaling up its collection and use of data related to patient sex assigned at birth, gender identity, and sexual orientation with funding from the National Cancer Institute.
A new study has shown that energy release may be the molecular mechanism through which our internal clocks control energy balance, findings with implications from dieting to sleep loss.
Sara Becker, PhD, director of IPHAM’s Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science, and C Hendricks Brown, PhD, professor of Psychiatry and of Behavioral Sciences, are principal investigators on a new $15.8 million center grant funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
There is significant variation in the prevalence of obesity among subgroups of Asian American adults, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, from evaluating repurposed drugs in preventing severe disease to using sentinel surveillance to monitor SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates and studying the prevalence of “long COVID” in pediatric patients.
A new study shows physicians may be choosing to deny care to people with disabilities, and some use discretionary excuses to strategically discharge them from their practice.
Fourth-year medical student Daniel Sasson was a lead author of a study which found that transgender and non-binary adolescents who received top surgery demonstrated improved perceptions of chest dysphoria, gender congruence and body image.
- Becker and Scott Receive Award for Best Research-focused Symposium from Society for Implementation Research Collaboration09.13.2022
Gen Zers and millennials are approximately two times more likely to be newly diagnosed with high blood pressure during pregnancy, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.