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2014-04-16 20:22:00

New program tailors cardiovascular care to maximize safety and performance CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine® recently launched a new sports cardiology program, matching specialists with athletes to evaluate and treat cardiovascular conditions with the goal of helping patients of varying abilities stay in the game. Designed for athletes at all levels, from those looking to compete with a known heart ailment to hard-charging weekend warriors who want to...

2014-04-07 16:24:11

Runners raise funds and awareness for brain tumor patients and clinical research CHICAGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 jumper. Then about a year ago, Crothers got some news that changed his life. After trying to get relief from what was thought to be a persistent sinus infection, Crothers had a MRI and was diagnosed with a...

2014-03-13 20:23:56

The two health systems announce intent to explore a formal affiliation CHICAGO and WINFIELD, Ill., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cadence Health® and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) announced today that they have signed a Letter of Intent to enter a period of exclusive discussions to form an integrated academic healthcare delivery system. Cadence Health is corporate parent to Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital, and NMHC is parent to Northwestern Memorial Hospital...

2014-02-28 16:23:39

Northwestern Medicine physician is one of first in U.S. to implant remote monitor CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Like a third of all stroke patients, Barbara Manning of Chicago never knew what caused the medical event. Now, Manning might be getting some answers as one of the first people in the United States living with a small cardiac monitoring device implanted under her skin. The device may provide clues into her stroke and how to possibly prevent another one....

2014-02-27 16:29:07

Bronchial Thermoplasty is the first non-drug, FDA approved therapy for severe asthma CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Like millions of people, Jeannine Childs suffers from asthma. But unlike most, her asthma was debilitating. For years she struggled with wheezing, shortness of breath and fits of coughing so severe that they often landed her in the hospital. Nothing was really working - not lifestyle changes, not medications. "It was awful, I'd have these episodes and I'd have...

2014-02-26 20:22:09

Using ultrasound guidance for facial injection is highly effective in treating trigeminal neuralgia CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cold wind was the trigger to pain greater than Paula Fore could have ever imagined, an electrical-feeling jolt that appeared suddenly and without warning on the left side of her face. "This pain is real," said Paula Fore, 49, a beauty shop owner, amateur motorcycle racer and grandmother of three from Washington, Ill., who started...

2014-02-17 12:24:00

Clinical trial links stroke and atrial fibrillation; findings will help better treat and prevent strokes for hundreds of thousands of people in the United States every year CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Larry Ambrose woke up one night, wandered into his kitchen but couldn't completely read the time on his microwave. A few days later when he noticed his blood pressure was unusually high, he went to the hospital and was diagnosed as having a stroke. Ambrose, like 25...

2014-02-12 12:32:07

New program addresses urgent health issues of the 21st century CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, in partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Center for Global Health, is offering a new online Master of Science in Global Health program starting fall of 2014. The degree program offers tools needed to become leaders in global health care and address some of the most important,...

2014-02-11 16:25:36

Specially trained nurses and volunteers staff area for those 65 years and older; features include quieter rooms with natural lighting, televisions and non-slip floors CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a fall and subsequent trip to the emergency room, Gladys Nunley had her things packed, ready to be discharged from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She wasn't worried about the fall - the X-ray showed nothing was broken. However, the 90-year-old was concerned about...

2014-02-11 12:26:37

2014 Seal of Distinction Award recognizes work-life initiatives at both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has earned the WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) Work-Life Seal of Distinction. This designation recognizes employers, in both the private and public sector, who demonstrate leadership in workplace strategies and...