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2014-10-15 23:01:26

Chicago Area Students and Parents Are Invited to Attend Free Minority Student Medical Career Fair Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 What: The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) will host free medical career awareness workshops and a recruitment fair for minority college and high school students. The events will give students, parents, pre-health advisers, school administrators, and other interested individuals the opportunity to meet and interact with representatives...

2014-10-14 08:30:44

State-of-the-art building expands health system's Streeterville presence and includes 25 floors for patient services, physician offices and retail CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the growing need for quality healthcare in Chicago, Northwestern Medicine(®) is proud to announce the opening of a new, one-million square foot outpatient pavilion at 259 E. Erie St. The new pavilion opened on Oct. 13 in the heart of Northwestern Medicine's downtown medical campus, home to...

2014-10-01 08:31:16

WINFIELD, Ill., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew J. Fishman, MD, an otologist and neurotologist at Central DuPage Hospital, has been named the inaugural Douglas L. Johnson Endowed Chair in Neuroscience at Cadence Health, now part of Northwestern Medicine. The endowed chair honors the late Douglas Johnson, MD, a twenty-one year veteran of Central DuPage Hospital and a true pioneer in neurosurgical services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149453 "For...

2014-09-30 20:23:07

National database designed to help researchers determine best treatments for patients CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine® will be one of ten investigational sites for a landmark study that seeks to improve the way uterine fibroids, one of the most prevalent health issues impacting women, are treated. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today announced that AHRQ has...

2014-08-29 08:22:59

Northwestern Medicine expert warns against sport specificity at a young age to decrease risk of spinal injury CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Young athletes today often participate in sports year round and with increasingly competitive club and school sports, it has become common to choose one sport to specialize at a young age. While this specialization may seem like a competitive edge, new Northwestern Medicine(®) research suggests that repetitive activity in just...

2014-08-27 12:30:35

Integrated health system will be branded "Northwestern Medicine®" and will include four hospitals, and approximately 1,600 beds, 19,500 employees and a combined medical staff with 4,000 physicians CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) today announced the completion of agreements that formally integrate Cadence Health with NMHC. The agreement takes effect September 1, and signifies the expansion of NMHC's Northwestern Medicine(®) branded...

2014-08-06 12:28:55

Northwestern Medicine is part of $1.4 million federal grant aimed at spreading the word in Chicago's underserved neighborhoods about the importance of quick stroke treatment CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 when all of the sudden she couldn't figure out the dial on her washing machine. "Then I looked in the mirror and my...

2014-08-01 12:26:47

Expert in cardiovascular imaging and NASA researcher starts August 1 as director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine(®) is pleased to welcome James D. Thomas, MD, the new director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. An expert in cardiovascular imaging with a unique background in space medicine, Thomas will begin seeing patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in...

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...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin