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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...

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...


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