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May 22, 2015, 15:06 ET

Dr. Shoreh Shahabi Joins Northwestern Medicine as New Chief of Gynecologic Oncology

Northwestern Medicine welcomes Shohreh Shahabi, MD, as the new chief of the division of gynecologic oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital...

May 21, 2015, 16:28 ET

Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors

 When Ryan Rendino first felt the small lump along the side of his neck, he figured it was a muscle strain and took a couple weeks off from...

May 21, 2015, 13:02 ET

Northwestern's Lurie Cancer Center Hosts 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors' Walk & 5K on May 31

 On Sunday, May 31, more than 4,000 people will gather in Chicago's Grant Park for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of...

May 14, 2015, 11:55 ET

Comprehensive Huntington's Disease Clinic Opens at Northwestern Medicine

 Northwestern Medicine® recently launched a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the research and comprehensive treatment of patients...

May 07, 2015, 11:16 ET

Northwestern Medicine Neurologists Determine Best Treatment for Severe Stroke Cases

 On average, one American dies from a stroke every four minutes. Stroke is also the leading cause of adult disability in the United States and...

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...