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Apr 29, 2015, 11:52 ET

April Showers Bring May Flowers and Seasonal Allergies

April showers may bring May flowers, but they may also be a sign that spring allergy season has arrived for more than 50 million...

Apr 28, 2015, 12:06 ET

Northwestern Medicine Researchers Solve Mystery of Deadly Transplant Infection

When Harlan Dorbin passed away from a rare infection one month after his successful lung transplant surgery, his surgeon turned to Dorbin's sister...

Apr 22, 2015, 14:21 ET

Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K Announced for May 31

 This May 31, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors'...

Apr 20, 2015, 12:11 ET

Northwestern Medicine to Provide Free Skin Cancer Screenings this Spring

Spring has finally arrived in the Chicago area, bringing warmer temperatures and increased sun exposure with less protective clothing for many,...

Apr 16, 2015, 11:47 ET

How to Stay in Charge of Your Health Care When You Can't Speak Up

Healthcare can often be complicated and require difficult decisions, but patients aren't always in a position to make their own decisions when the...

Apr 09, 2015, 13:02 ET

Northwestern Medicine Cardiologist First in Illinois to Implant FDA-Approved WATCHMAN Heart Device

A cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital was the first in Illinois to successfully place the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC)...

Apr 02, 2015, 17:54 ET

Northwestern Medicine Investigates Using Stem Cells to Save Limbs from Amputation

 After surgery failed to relieve extreme pain caused by peripheral artery disease in her right leg, Denise Hopkins-Glover was facing a bleak...

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...