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2014-02-11 12:26:37

2014 Seal of Distinction Award recognizes work-life initiatives at both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has earned the WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) Work-Life Seal of Distinction. This designation recognizes employers, in both the private and public sector, who demonstrate leadership in workplace strategies and...

2014-01-23 16:25:36

Custom-made stent spares patients the impact, recovery time of open surgery CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve years ago, a routine ultrasound found what Chicago resident Lou Casa could not feel -- a tiny, pulsating, potentially fatal bulge in the part of the aorta passing through his stomach region called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA is the most common type of aortic aneurysm and most often occurs in people over 65 years of age. While they often...

2014-01-21 16:25:00

Strong continuum of care and advanced specialty services support high survivorship rates CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital surpasses the national average for heart attack survival for patients 65 years and older, according to quality data recently compiled by Becker's Hospital Review. The recently released report ranks Northwestern second in the nation for its heart attack survival rate for older patients. "By this measure, for heart...

2014-01-17 16:23:35

Chicago's only single-loop indoor 5K benefits Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lace up your sneakers and get that heart pumping -- the Warm Your Heart 5K race, Chicago's only single-loop indoor run through McCormick Place, is scheduled for February 23. Runners and three-member relay teams can test their times in the third annual race that benefits Northwestern Medicine's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Illinois' and Chicago's...

2014-01-14 16:25:34

Best known as an adolescent disease, scoliosis is more debilitating when it strikes later in life CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For most of his childhood, Rob Crane suffered from scoliosis. For years he wore a brace 23 hours a day to try and straighten his spine. As an adult, the disease returned. Eventually Crane could hardly walk, see his son's swim meets or sit in a car. After years of seeking relief, he met Tyler Koski, MD, co-director of the Northwestern...

2014-01-07 12:28:38

Gannotta joins Northwestern Medicine® after seven years with Duke Raleigh Hospital CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) announced today that it has named Richard J. Gannotta, DHA, FACHE, President, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Senior Vice President, NMHC effective February 10. Gannotta currently is president of Duke Raleigh Hospital, one of three hospitals comprising the Duke University Health System. "Rick is an...

2014-01-04 23:20:48

Becker's Hospital Review has published its 2013 list of "100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs," which recognizes orthopedic surgery departments, programs or dedicated centers that have earned considerable recognition. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 Becker's Hospital Review has published its 2013 list of "100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs," which recognizes orthopedic surgery departments, programs or dedicated centers that have earned...

2014-01-03 12:23:18

Support group turns to boxing to help caregivers, those fighting disease stay active CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sometimes a left hook is just what the doctor ordered. Paula Weiner, for one, is looking forward to finding out. The Chicago resident was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three years ago when she noticed a tremor in her hand that wouldn't go away. Since that day Weiner has been more active than ever, taking art classes and becoming a Tai Chi coach....

2013-12-23 12:24:03

Quicker assessment of swallowing and voice difficulties helps evaluate and treat patients CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even after successful surgery to repair pinched nerves or herniated discs in the neck, patients often deal with a pair of common side effects -- difficulty swallowing and hoarseness. Northwestern Medicine(®) orthopaedic spine surgeon Alpesh A Patel, MD, FACS, is researching the best ways to assess and reduce the complications of dysphagia...

2013-12-17 16:23:58

Slipping and sliding on ice can lead to trips to the emergency room CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shoppers along Michigan Avenue have been wearing their winter coats for weeks and the holiday lights are up, so Chicagoans knew the forecasted frigid temperatures were inevitable, but that doesn't mean everyone will take the proper precautions when it comes to winter weather. Snowy conditions can pose serious health and safety threats and often lead to an increase in...