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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...

Jul 09, 2014, 15:45 ET

Northwestern Medicine enrolls first participant in study of device to treat brain aneurysms

 After Susan Wakulich was told she had an aneurysm, she figured an invasive brain surgery and lengthy recovery lay ahead of her. "I was...

Jul 02, 2014, 15:33 ET

New Results Show Personalized Brain Tumor Vaccine Helps Patients Live Longer

Patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and treated with an experimental cancer vaccine made from the patient's own tumor in...

Jun 30, 2014, 11:30 ET

Researchers Seek to Tackle Transplant Tolerance Using Patients' Own T Cells

 A new Northwestern Medicine® clinical trial aims to remove the need for organ transplant patients to take immunosuppressive drugs by...

Jun 16, 2014, 12:34 ET

In Death, Father Saves The Lives Of Five Of His Children

In many ways, Rosemary McNulty and her eight sisters and two brothers are just like every other large Irish family. As kids, family photos were...

Jun 16, 2014, 11:15 ET

Summer Sports Season May Leave Young Athletes at Risk for Overuse Injuries

With summer approaching, youth baseball and softball leagues are getting into full swing across the Chicago area. As these leagues become...

Jun 11, 2014, 14:41 ET

Enjoy an Active Summer Without Sports Injuries

With temperatures finally rising after a long and frigid winter, Chicago area residents are brushing the cobwebs off their running shoes and...

Jun 10, 2014, 16:35 ET

Northwestern Medicine Brings Hope to Patients with Severe Epilepsy

 For the more than 2 million Americans living with epilepsy, managing seizures is the key to living a normal life. And for many, medications do...

May 30, 2014, 14:40 ET

Warm Weather Finally Arrives, Bringing Allergy Symptoms to Millions

Nasal congestion, sneezing, and itchy and watery eyes — for the nearly 50 million Americans with seasonal allergies, these are the...

May 29, 2014, 17:08 ET

Most People Don't Know the Warning Signs of Stroke

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

May 19, 2014, 10:50 ET

Northwestern's Lurie Cancer Center Hosts Walk & 5K for Cancer Survivors on June 1

On Sunday, June 1, nearly 4,000 people, including more than 700 cancer survivors, will gather in Chicago's Grant Park for the Robert H. Lurie...

May 15, 2014, 15:30 ET

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Cadence Health Reach Definitive Agreement to Combine Health Systems

The governing boards for Cadence Health and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) approved the definitive agreement to combine the two health...

May 09, 2014, 14:44 ET

Chicago Woman Delivered Baby, Underwent Cancer Surgery All in One Day

When Robin Garren celebrates Mother's Day on May 11, it will be just a month shy of her youngest daughter Sophia's second birthday – and the...

May 07, 2014, 12:43 ET

Leapfrog Awards Top Marks for Patient Safety to Northwestern Medicine Hospitals

 Northwestern Medicine® has been recognized for its high level of patient safety, receiving an "A" letter grade in the spring 2014...

Apr 16, 2014, 17:45 ET

Northwestern Medicine Sports Cardiology Helps Athletes at All Levels

Northwestern Medicine® recently launched a new sports cardiology program, matching specialists with athletes to evaluate and treat...

Apr 07, 2014, 14:33 ET

Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute Named Sponsor and Charity of Chicago Half Marathon

Adam Crothers is a runner. He started running as a kid and eventually ran his way right into DePaul University, where he competed as a sprinter and...

Feb 28, 2014, 14:02 ET

Device Allows Continuous Remote Monitoring for Abnormal Heart Rhythms

 Like a third of all stroke patients, Barbara Manning of Chicago never knew what caused the medical event. Now, Manning might be getting some...