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2014-07-15 00:20:33

Northwestern Memorial's third consecutive year on Honor Roll and being recognized as No. 1 in Illinois and Chicago Metro Region CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is pleased to announce that both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital continue to earn national recognition as part of the U.S. News & World Report ranking of America's Best Hospitals. Northwestern Memorial is 10(th) in the nation on the exclusive, Best...

2014-07-09 16:28:32

Device could offer hope for patients with large, wide-neck brain aneurysms previously considered untreatable CHICAGO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After Susan Wakulich was told she had an aneurysm, she figured an invasive brain surgery and lengthy recovery lay ahead of her. "I was devastated," said Wakulich, who is 56 years old and lives in Chicago's western suburbs. "I knew this was a serious diagnosis. Then I met Dr. Bernard Bendok who told me about a new trial that...

2014-06-16 12:29:56

After father dies from massive brain hemorrhage, his 11 children get MRIs which detect brain aneurysms in five siblings, leading to life saving surgeries CHICAGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 taken on staircases and everyone crammed into one car for family trips, where the boys would dare their father to drive faster through the...

2014-06-11 16:26:47

Northwestern Medicine orthopaedic expert offers tips for safely returning to sports and activity after a long winter CHICAGO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With temperatures finally rising after a long and frigid winter, Chicago area residents are brushing the cobwebs off their running shoes and getting active. While exercise and activity are important for a healthy lifestyle, many people are unconditioned and fail to take precautionary steps that can reduce the risk of...

2014-06-10 16:27:34

For people who don't respond to medications, SEEG pinpoints and eliminates exact source of seizures in brains CHICAGO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 just that - allowing them to drive, have jobs and raise families. But for almost one-third of epileptics, medicine is not enough. Specialists at Northwestern Medicine's Comprehensive...

2014-05-29 16:27:08

Northwestern Medicine experts outline the signs of a stroke and explain the need for quick action CHICAGO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 common, stroke is also preventable with lifestyle changes. Recognizing a stroke when it occurs can save lives yet a recent study reported that 1 in 5 women can't identify a single stroke warning...

2014-05-19 12:26:17

Thousands to gather in Chicago for nation's largest survivorship celebration CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's 21(st) Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K. The event will bring cancer survivors, families and friends together with the physicians, scientists and...

2014-05-15 16:28:05

With terms finalized, next course: regulatory approval CHICAGO and WINFIELD, Ill., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The governing boards for Cadence Health and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) approved the definitive agreement to combine the two health systems. Subject to regulatory approvals, the combination would form an integrated academic healthcare delivery system spanning more than 60 sites of care across Chicago and its suburbs, including four hospitals, and more...

2014-05-09 16:24:13

When she was three months pregnant, Robin Garren learned she had a rare, aggressive form of bone cancer. She also discovered something she never knew she had -- courage. CHICAGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 two-year anniversary of the surgery that saved Garren's life. In 2011, Garren was three months into her pregnancy when she...

2014-05-08 09:04:44

Today’s college students are increasing the risk of cancer later on, especially racial minorities Parents, forget the comfort food! It’s time to send your college students care packages of fruit, veggies and exercise gear instead. A new study from Northwestern Medicine® and Northeastern Illinois University found that the majority of college students are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that could increase their risk of cancer later on. Racial minority students could be at an even...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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