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2013-03-15 16:24:59

Sign letter of intent to integrate hospital, faculty foundation and physicians groups to support patient care, research, education CHICAGO, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC), Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF), and Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group (NMPG) today announced plans to integrate their clinical operations under one unified organization that will be branded...

2013-03-08 16:22:30

Northwestern Medicine expert offers tips to help you spring forward with ease CHICAGO, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, March 10, it will be time to once again change the clocks as Daylight Saving Time takes place at 2 a.m. central standard time. While "springing forward" means a loss hour of sleep that may cause some people to feel sluggish on Sunday and Monday, most will quickly adjust. However, for a significant number of Americans, losing just one hour of sleep and...

2013-02-27 12:25:58

Northwestern Medicine orthopaedic expert offers tips for avoiding winter injuries CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A winter storm hitting the Chicago area this week is expected to bring significant snow, along with freezing rain and sleet. Northwestern Medicine(®) orthopaedic experts warn that slippery, snowy conditions can pose serious health and safety threats and often lead to an increase in fractures, sprains and other orthopaedic injuries. "We see a definite...

2013-02-18 12:23:53

CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 17 years old, Ann O'Shea experienced one to two seizures a year before getting her condition under control with a medication called lamotrigine. When she decided to go on birth control at age 22, very little was explained to her about the impact it could have on her epilepsy medication. Within two months, O'Shea had three seizures - far more than what she had experienced in the past. Recognizing that...

2013-02-14 16:25:26

Woman thankful for a new life three years after liver transplant CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven years ago, 62-year-old Margot Hamel-Christensen thought she was living a life right out of a best-selling novel. After searching numerous reunion websites, she came across her high school sweetheart's name and number. Margot sent him a note, and not long after, he responded. Margot and Ray met once again and picked up right where they left off in high school. Their...

2013-02-14 12:25:33

Northwestern Medicine expert says eating right and being active is the real formula for success CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do more. Eat right. Know your numbers. It can't be that simple, right? Northwestern Medicine® cardiologist Clyde Yancy, MD says it is that simple, and has some other little known facts that can help all of us improve our heart health. While many of us may be focused on maintaining New Year's resolutions after overindulging during...

2013-02-11 16:27:19

Clinical trial seeks to enroll people with disabling effects of ischemic stroke CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke which can result in permanent brain damage, long term disability or death. As a leading cause of adult disability, stroke has an annual burden of more than $62 billion on the United States economy. With the exception of rehabilitation therapy, very few treatments are available to improve the chronic...

2013-02-08 16:22:25

Multispecialty center slated to open March 1 to deliver primary care and subspecialty clinical care services CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine® today announced that on March 1 it will open a new Outpatient Center at 2701 Patriot Boulevard in Glenview, Illinois. At this new center, 20-30 physicians will offer patients a wide range of primary care and specialty clinical services. "We know that many of our patients travel from far-reaching suburbs...

2013-02-08 16:22:22

Northwestern Medicine expert offers tips for battling seasonal affective disorder CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winter is in full force. With short days and less exposure to sunlight, everyone feels less energetic and more people are vulnerable to depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or winter depression, is a mood disorder related to seasonal variations of light. Symptoms start in late fall and oftentimes last until April or early spring. It affects between...

2013-02-05 20:21:06

Northwestern Medicine experts are the first in Illinois to offer new GERD procedure CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affecting one in every four Americans, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most prevalent gastrointestinal disease in the United States. Very little has changed in the treatment of this condition over the last several decades, until now. Last year, a new device to help treat GERD, called the LINX Reflux Management System was approved after four...