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2013-08-26 12:25:43

Surgical oncologists are now using laparoscopic procedure to remove lymph nodes, cutting chance of infection and reducing recovery time in half CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --At first, Krista Easom figured the little red bump on her foot was nothing more than a blister. It didn't hurt, but after a couple months, it didn't go away either. She booked an appointment with a dermatologist to have it removed. She wasn't worried. Easom, a 24-year-old law school...

2013-08-22 12:27:52

Corboy & Demetrio has filed 40 lawsuits on behalf of men whose sperm samples were destroyed while stored in a chamber owned by Northwestern Memorial Hospital located in a lab maintained by the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation in Chicago. CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio has filed 40 separate lawsuits, one for each of the patients whose sperm samples were destroyed while stored in a chamber owned by Northwestern Memorial...

2013-08-16 12:24:43

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute enrolls first patient in ABSORB III trial studying "disappearing" heart device CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute recently enrolled its first subject in ABSORB III, a clinical trial to study a "disappearing" heart device for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). The investigational device, called the Absorb(TM) Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS), made by healthcare company Abbott,...

2013-08-14 16:26:13

Randomized phase II trial will investigate vaccine therapy combined with Avastin for patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme CHICAGO, Aug 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine(®) recently joined a landmark clinical trial to investigate if a vaccine made from a patient's own brain tumor is effective in slowing tumor progression and extending survival. The randomized phase II trial will study how well giving the study vaccine with or without Avastin...

2013-08-07 16:28:39

New laser procedure increases precision, decreases dependency on glasses CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A year ago, Minnette Howard-Tiedemann's eyesight just wasn't working like it used to. All of the sudden driving was more difficult and her real estate contracts were harder to read. Instead of waiting for things to get worse, she did her research and scheduled a consultation with Surendra Basti, MD, a Northwestern Medicine®( )ophthalmologist. After a thorough...

2013-07-31 12:25:41

Northwestern's neurology and neurosurgery program climbs to 7th in the nation and remains highest ranked in Illinois and Chicago CHICAGO, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital's neurology and neurosurgery program has been ranked as 7th in the country on the U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 Best Hospitals specialty rankings released on Tuesday, July 16. This is the first year Northwestern Memorial has been recognized in the top 10 for neurology...

2013-07-18 12:24:46

Northwestern's orthopaedics program climbs 10 places to 7(th) in the nation and highest ranked in Illinois and Chicago CHICAGO, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital's orthopaedics program has been ranked as 7(th) in the country on the U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 Best Hospitals specialty ranking for orthopaedics released on Tuesday, July 16. This is the first year that Northwestern Memorial's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has been...

2013-07-17 16:25:22

Northwestern Cardiology and Heart Surgery 12th among U.S. News' Best Hospitals Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute climbs five places to 12(th) in the nation on the cardiovascular specialty ranking CHICAGO, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital today announced that the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, its cardiology and heart surgery program, ranked 12(th) in the country on the 2013-14 Best Hospitals ranking for cardiology and heart surgery. U.S. News...

2013-07-16 12:26:03

Northwestern also continued to hold top spots on U.S. News' Illinois and Chicago Metro rankings CHICAGO, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is pleased to announce that both Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest hospitals continue to earn national recognition as part of the U.S. News & World Report ranking of America's Best Hospitals. Northwestern Memorial climbed six places to 6th in the nation on the publisher's most exclusive...

2013-07-01 12:27:27

Northwestern Medicine releases 2013's top five summer safety tips CHICAGO, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicagoans don't head to the beach empty-handed. Every summer, thousands flock to Lake Michigan wearing the latest summer fashion trends armed with sunglasses and sunscreen. While those are important, bringing a little safety know-how may be even more valuable. To help people stay healthy, safe and hydrated this summer Northwestern Medicine(®) experts offer their top...