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2014-05-19 12:26:17

Thousands to gather in Chicago for nation's largest survivorship celebration CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, June 1, nearly 4,000 people, including more than 700 cancer survivors, will gather in Chicago's Grant Park for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's 21(st) Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K. The event will bring cancer survivors, families and friends together with the physicians, scientists and...

2014-05-15 16:28:05

With terms finalized, next course: regulatory approval CHICAGO and WINFIELD, Ill., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The governing boards for Cadence Health and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) approved the definitive agreement to combine the two health systems. Subject to regulatory approvals, the combination would form an integrated academic healthcare delivery system spanning more than 60 sites of care across Chicago and its suburbs, including four hospitals, and more...

2014-05-09 16:24:13

When she was three months pregnant, Robin Garren learned she had a rare, aggressive form of bone cancer. She also discovered something she never knew she had -- courage. CHICAGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Robin Garren celebrates Mother's Day on May 11, it will be just a month shy of her youngest daughter Sophia's second birthday - and the two-year anniversary of the surgery that saved Garren's life. In 2011, Garren was three months into her pregnancy when she...

2014-05-07 12:30:58

Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital receive "A" letter grades CHICAGO, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine(®) has been recognized for its high level of patient safety, receiving an "A" letter grade in the spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group for both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. An "A" letter grade is the highest score possible assigned by the nonprofit patient...

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....


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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