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Mar 31, 2015, 12:49 ET

Northwestern Medicine Launches Huntington's Disease Center

 Northwestern Medicine® recently launched a multidisciplinary center dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of patients battling...

Mar 24, 2015, 17:05 ET

After Each Losing a Father to Brain Cancer, Chicago Couple Vows to Help Find a Cure

One day in 2009, Maria Nijim's father got behind the wheel of his car and realized he couldn't see out of one eye. An MRI showed a tumor and then...

Mar 19, 2015, 13:53 ET

Northwestern Medicine and Lurie Cancer Center Physicians Receive QOPI Certification

 The Northwestern Medicine® Division of Hematology/Oncology has received a new three-year certification from the Quality Oncology Practice...

Mar 06, 2015, 11:28 ET

Do You Know Fact from Fiction When it Comes to Colorectal Cancer?

 The second leading cause of cancer deaths for both women and men in America is colorectal cancer according to the Centers for Disease Control...

Feb 13, 2015, 12:24 ET

Northwestern Medicine's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Celebrates 10 Years of Breakthrough Medicine

 A decade after philanthropist Neil G. Bluhm announced a $10 million Valentine's Day 2005 gift to Northwestern Medicine's cardiovascular...

Feb 11, 2015, 13:03 ET

New JAMA Editorial Questions Medicare's Approach to Tying Hospital Quality Measurement to Financial Penalties

A new editorial published in JAMA by Northwestern Medicine® experts strongly questions the use of several hospital quality measures by the...

Feb 04, 2015, 11:45 ET

New DoD Funded Study to Tackle Chronic Amputee Pain for Veterans and Civilians

Northwestern Medicine® researchers are leading a new multi-center clinical trial to evaluate a unique surgical method, known as targeted...

Jan 22, 2015, 14:30 ET

Dr. Scott Strong Joins Northwestern Medicine as Chief of Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery and Surgical Director of the Digestive Health Center

 Northwestern Medicine® is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott A. Strong, MD, as chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal and...

Jan 20, 2015, 13:39 ET

Northwestern Medicine Launches Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

 Northwestern Medicine® recently launched the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care, a multidisciplinary center offering...

Jan 13, 2015, 17:17 ET

Should you go to the Emergency Department or an Immediate Care Center?

CHICAGO, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Life threatening emergencies such as strokes, heart attacks or head injuries are always...

Jan 06, 2015, 14:06 ET

How To Stay Safe During Extreme Cold Weather

After a few inches of snow, a blast of subzero temperatures and high winds is expected to invade the Chicago area this week bringing with it this...

Jan 05, 2015, 17:00 ET

Shovel Snow Safely by Knowing Your Heart Disease Risk Factors

 The temperatures are well below freezing and Chicago's famous snow is starting to accumulate. Snow belt residents can use the winter weather...

Dec 02, 2014, 17:16 ET

Northwestern Medicine® Surgeons are First in the Country to Study Tumor Subject Using New Adaptive Hybrid Technology

 It started with numbness on the left side of his face. A few months later, Steve Mores couldn't feel his tongue or chew on the left side of...

Nov 21, 2014, 15:52 ET

When the Holidays Aren't So Happy: Treating, Preventing Seasonal Affective Disorder

 The holiday season is often associated with family gatherings and cheerful spirits, but that's not the case for everyone. For some, the lack...

Nov 05, 2014, 11:19 ET

The Truth about the Flu Vaccine and How to Protect Yourself and Others this Season

There are many misunderstandings that prevent people from getting a flu shot and staying healthy each year. Many Americans consider influenza,...

Oct 27, 2014, 17:19 ET

Northwestern Medicine® Lake Forest Receives Nancy L. Hughes Home as Gift for New Hospital Campaign

 Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital today announced that it has received the Lake Forest home of Nancy L. Hughes, widow of the late John Hughes...

Aug 29, 2014, 08:00 ET

Protect the Back Early in Life to Avoid Injury

Young athletes today often participate in sports year round and with increasingly competitive club and school sports, it has become common to choose...

Aug 27, 2014, 10:14 ET

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Cadence Health Finalize Plans to Combine Health Systems

 Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) today announced the completion of agreements that formally integrate Cadence Health with NMHC. The...

Aug 06, 2014, 10:55 ET

Northwestern Medicine to Bring 'Stroke Champions' to Chicago Neighborhoods

It took Kimberly Rodgers less than 40 minutes to figure out something was really wrong. Dealing with a severe migraine, she was doing her laundry...

Aug 01, 2014, 12:28 ET

Renowned Cardiologist Dr. James Thomas joins Northwestern Medicine's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Northwestern Medicine® is pleased to welcome James D. Thomas, MD, the new director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease at the Bluhm...