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Apr 23, 2019, 12:18 ET National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Offers Safe Disposal of Unused Medications

Every day, 130 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high with an estimated ...


Mar 17, 2019, 10:00 ET Low-Risk Patients Benefit from Minimally Invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis once had a single option for treatment —open-heart surgery to replace their diseased valve. Results...


Mar 07, 2019, 10:00 ET Northwestern Medicine and Eko Partner to Improve Valvular Heart Disease Screening Using Machine Learning Algorithms

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is pioneering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for cardiac screening in a new study of...


Feb 20, 2019, 16:20 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital becomes the first Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department in Illinois

An estimated 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day increasing the demand for geriatric healthcare. The nation's emergency departments are on the...


Jan 25, 2019, 07:00 ET Northwestern Medicine and Alfardan Group announce the launch of 'Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine'

Alfardan Group has ventured into Qatar's medical services sector with the launch of the Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine. Alfardan Group...


Dec 04, 2018, 11:40 ET Two Northwestern Medicine Hospitals Earn 2018 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

wo Northwestern Medicine hospitals are recognized by The Leapfrog Group with its 2018 Top Hospital Award. Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern...


Oct 29, 2018, 13:30 ET Following Las Vegas Mass Shooting, High Blood Transfusion Needs Were Met by Existing Supply at Local Hospitals and Blood Suppliers

At 10:05 pm on October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel onto more than 22,000 concertgoers below. The incident, ...


Oct 22, 2018, 06:00 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital partners with Franciscan Health on neurological services

Franciscan Health announced today that it has entered into a professional services agreement with the department of neurological surgery at...


Oct 17, 2018, 16:07 ET Northwestern Medicine Cardiologist First in Illinois to Use Novel Treatment for Chronic Pulmonary Embolism

Totally out of breath and thoroughly exhausted, Sherry Seals figured she caught influenza she couldn't shake. Local doctors found blood clots in her...


Oct 17, 2018, 13:58 ET National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Allows for Safe Disposal of Unused Medications

Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high with an...


Sep 06, 2018, 18:02 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital joins elite group of hospitals to sign relationship-building agreement with the United Arab Emirates

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been selected as a preferred provider of exceptional medical care for patients from the United Arab Emirates...


Sep 04, 2018, 12:00 ET Northwestern Medicine Welcomes Centegra Health System

On September 1, Centegra Health System became the newest member of Northwestern Medicine, Chicago's premier academic health system. The affiliation...


Aug 14, 2018, 08:50 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital Ranked No. 1 in Illinois and Chicago, Named to the Prestigious Best Hospitals Honor Roll for Seventh Consecutive Year

U.S. News & World Report has recognized four Northwestern Medicine hospitals in its 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings. Northwestern Memorial Hospital...


Jun 29, 2018, 11:46 ET Northwestern Medicine Receives Grant to Lead Research into Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

The American Heart Association recently selected Northwestern Medicine as one of six centers to be part of a new, grant-funded national network...


Jun 28, 2018, 01:17 ET Northwestern Medicine Launches New Center Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Treat Cardiovascular Disease

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, the top-ranked cardiovascular program in Illinois for the last 10 consecutive years, is...


Jun 26, 2018, 06:00 ET Northwestern Medicine Receives Transformative $25 Million Gift from the Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, the top-ranked cardiovascular program in Illinois for the last 10 consecutive years, received a ...


Jun 25, 2018, 03:12 ET Minimizing the Risk of Repairing a Broken Heart

Aortic valve disease threatened to undo all the effort Beverly Gorham put into getting healthy. The 79-year-old Genoa, Ill. resident has been working ...


Jun 12, 2018, 12:00 ET Centegra Health System and Northwestern Medicine sign Definitive Agreement; Receive Regulatory Approval

Centegra Health System has signed a definitive agreement to join Northwestern Medicine, Chicago's premier integrated academic health system. The...


May 10, 2018, 02:32 ET Winning the Weight Loss Battle

Rachel Lisner, of Sycamore, had struggled with her weight for most her life, losing some, gaining more. When she reached a high of over 400 pounds...


May 03, 2018, 03:21 ET Northwestern Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit Delivers Life-Saving Care 30 Minutes Sooner

During an acute stroke blood flow to the brain stops. Every minute that passes without oxygen, another 1.9 million neurons die. With two...


Apr 06, 2018, 03:07 ET $50,000 Awarded in Northwestern Medicine Innovation Challenge Grant

Northwestern Medicine's Innovation Department, in partnership with Northwestern Memorial Foundation and Superior Ambulance, recently hosted the...


Mar 29, 2018, 05:42 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital Surgeon First in Illinois to Repair Aortic Valve with Novel Ring

A Northwestern Memorial Hospital cardiac surgeon helped pioneer the use of an U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aortic valve ring as...


Mar 03, 2018, 09:00 ET New Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Officially Open For Patient Care

The new Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is officially open. As of 6 am, the new, state-of-the-art hospital, located at 1000 N....


Feb 12, 2018, 01:00 ET Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Upcoming Opening of New Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

After nearly eight years of careful planning, guests from across Illinois gathered today in Lake Forest to celebrate the ceremonial opening of the...


Jan 15, 2018, 12:21 ET Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 39th Annual Humanitarian Awards

Last week, Northwestern Medicine celebrated the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his ongoing legacy of service during the 39th Annual...