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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....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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