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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...

2013-04-30 10:25:00

Recent study finds that door-to-balloon times can be lowered using process improvement strategies While all heart attacks have the potential to be deadly, one type is referred to as the “widow maker” because of its high risk of death. A ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a severe type of heart attack that occurs when a blockage in a coronary artery causes heart muscle to die; without prompt treatment risk of fatality increases dramatically. Coronary...

2013-04-29 16:29:48

Recent study finds that door-to-balloon times can be lowered using process improvement strategies CHICAGO, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While all heart attacks have the potential to be deadly, one type is referred to as the "widow maker" because of its high risk of death. A ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a severe type of heart attack that occurs when a blockage in a coronary artery causes heart muscle to die; without prompt treatment risk of...

2013-04-26 16:21:31

Young athletes may be at risk for throwing injuries during summer baseball season CHICAGO, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As summer draws near, little league baseball and softball teams are starting to form all across the country. Overuse injuries are increasingly common in young athletes, particularly those involved in throwing sports, including baseball.  To help young athletes minimize injury this summer, Northwestern Medicine(®) sports medicine experts offer their...

2013-04-23 16:22:46

Northwestern Medicine expert offers tips to manage spring allergy symptoms CHICAGO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring has arrived and warm weather is on its way. While many of us are eager for the change, nearly 50 million Americans now face the start of spring allergy season. Those who suffer from allergies are familiar with the nasal congestion, sneezing and itchy and watery eyes that accompany change in seasons. While it's impossible to avoid all allergens,...

2013-04-16 12:28:01

Northwestern Medicine expert helps educate patients on advance care planning CHICAGO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a trying time for the entire family having to watch a loved one's health decline. It can be even more stressful and confusing when medical decisions must be made, and family members debate healthcare decisions and question who best knows the patient's wishes. Today marks the sixth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, and Northwestern Medicine(®)...

2013-04-15 12:28:47

Award recognizes outstanding hospitals promoting transparency of quality measures CHICAGO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital recently received the 2012 Best Practices in Hospital Website Transparency Award from URAC and The Leapfrog Group. The award identifies outstanding hospital websites that promote transparency of safety and quality measures in a manner that is useful and user-friendly for patients and other customers. Northwestern Memorial is...

2013-04-01 12:26:19

Northwestern's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Cardiac Rehabilitation program paved the way CHICAGO, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amar Vakil seemed to have it all: A rapidly growing management consulting business and a loving and supportive family. Vakil, 49, is a first-generation immigrant from India and was determined to take full advantage of the American Dream. He became so motivated and obsessed with taking his business to the next level that it began to take a toll on...

2013-03-26 16:28:03

Northwestern Medicine expert offers tips for a healthy vacation CHICAGO, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's that time of year again -bags are packed and people all across the country are on their way to a week filled with fun in the sun. Spring break is a good time for rest and relaxation, but vacation is also a time when many of us lose track of healthy practices including nutritious eating or common sense safety rules. Northwestern Medicine(®) experts suggest...