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2012-10-16 11:26:14

Northwestern Medicine program is designed to help moms heal faster after childbirth CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meredith Welsh and her husband anxiously awaited the arrival of their first child late last year. The 35-year-old attorney gave birth to her daughter in November; following the delivery, Welsh was told that she had a severe laceration due to her prolonged labor process. It was then that Welsh's obstetrician suggested she visit the Northwestern...

2012-10-03 10:21:55

Biceps tenodesis hastens recovery, cuts rehabilitation time for labrum tears CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Athletics have always been a part of Jade Dismore's life. The 27-year-old native of South Africa grew up playing tennis and swimming; as an adult she became an avid runner and recreational volleyball player. For several years she felt soreness in her shoulder, but assumed it was nothing serious. As she began training for her first triathlon, the pain became...

2012-10-02 10:27:18

Northwestern Medicine physician stresses the importance of early preparation CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 35(th) running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will bring 45,000 runners to the city on Sunday, October 7. Northwestern Medicine(®)( )emergency and sports medicine physician George Chiampas, DO, will serve as the Marathon's medical director for the sixth consecutive year, and will lead a team of more than 1,400 medical volunteers from Northwestern...

2012-09-18 02:28:46

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working Mother magazine for the 13(th) consecutive year. The esteemed award recognizes the top companies nationally to support working mothers as they balance work duties and familial responsibilities. Northwestern Memorial was the only hospital in Illinois awarded the prestigious distinction. "We are proud of our commitment to...

2012-08-06 10:24:12

Clinical trial targets cancer cells by injecting drug directly into the spinal fluid CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In two to five percent of women with breast cancer, tumor cells migrate into the spinal fluid invading the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord called the meninges. While a rare complication, the condition is challenging because there is no agreed-upon standard of treatment, leaving little hope for patients affected. Northwestern Medicine®...

2012-07-30 06:25:21

Forum offers Marfan syndrome assessments to conference participants who schedule appointments /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Marfan Foundation is gearing up for its 28th Annual conference, held at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, August 2-5. Hosted by Northwestern Medicine® and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the four-day conference has something for everyone with Marfan syndrome (MFS) and related disorders, including access to many...

2012-07-17 10:22:32

Northwestern No. 1 in Illinois and Chicago in U.S. News' 2012 "Best Hospitals" ranking CHICAGO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the 2012 ranking of the nation's "Best Hospitals" published by U.S. News & World Report, both Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest hospitals earned recognition in Illinois and the Chicago metro area, with Northwestern Memorial ranked No. 1 in both areas and named to the prestigious honor roll of the nation's top hospitals....

2012-05-08 10:24:14

Northwestern Medicine® experts minimize impact of neurological surgery using advanced imaging techniques and brain mapping CHICAGO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To say singing saved 25-year-old Sandra Marante's life is no stretch; in fact, if you ask her, she'll tell you it saved her twice. At 19 years old, Marante's burgeoning career as a pop singer was abruptly halted when an accident at a Florida restaurant left her with severe burns. During months of rehabilitation,...

2012-05-07 06:25:16

Northwestern Medicine® experts team up to help Indiana woman regain mobility with hip revision surgery CHICAGO, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Georgann Maurice and her husband Ray took a trip to Mexico this winter, they spent time walking along the beach and kayaking on the shores of the ocean. What may sound like a typical vacation to many travelers was an unexpected gift for the couple. Just three years earlier, Maurice underwent hip replacement surgery after...

2012-04-25 14:21:02

Successfully treating heart rhythm disorder improves long-term survival for cardiac surgery patients with atrial fibrillation CHICAGO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by Northwestern Medicine® researchers published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, reveals that patients with an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (A-fib) who are undergoing cardiac surgery, have a lower long-term survival rate compared with...