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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...

2014-04-16 12:30:14

Northwestern Medicine educates patients about the importance of advance directives CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While no one wants to think about the possibility that one day their health, or a loved one's, might be compromised and prevent them from making their own health care decisions, it becomes an unfortunate reality for many Americans every day. Today, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the...

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...

2014-04-02 23:22:13

Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2014 edition of "100 Great Hospitals in America," a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused healthcare facilities in the nation. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2014 edition of "100 Great Hospitals in America," a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused healthcare facilities in the nation. Hospitals included on...

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 12:25:59

New prostate cancer screening option combines existing tests to substantially increase accuracy CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine(®) is the first health care provider in the country to offer a new non-invasive blood test for prostate cancer that is nearly three times more accurate than the current standard prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Known as the Prostate Health Index (phi), the new test's accuracy will effectively remove the...

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...

2014-02-11 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...