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2014-09-18 12:26:17

For the 15th consecutive year, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare selected as a leader for family friendly workplaces CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has been recognized nationally as one of the "2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies" for the 15th consecutive year as a leader in fostering a family-friendly workplace by Working Mother magazine and is the only health system in Illinois on the annual list compiled by Working Mother...

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...

2014-07-09 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...

2014-07-02 16:24:28

In this phase two study, 50 percent of glioblastoma patients lived for two years, an encouraging result for one of the most deadly cancers that often kills patients within one year of diagnosis CHICAGO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and treated with an experimental cancer vaccine made from the patient's own tumor in addition to standard of care lived longer compared to those who received standard of care alone,...

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...

2014-06-16 12:26:37

Northwestern Medicine sports medicine expert offers injury prevention tips for throwing athletes CHICAGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer approaching, youth baseball and softball leagues are getting into full swing across the Chicago area. As these leagues become increasingly competitive, training and conditioning takes on even greater importance for young athletes. Northwestern Medicine(®) sports medicine specialist Sakina Kadakia, MD, offers her expertise on...

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...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'