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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...

2013-12-17 16:23:58

Slipping and sliding on ice can lead to trips to the emergency room CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shoppers along Michigan Avenue have been wearing their winter coats for weeks and the holiday lights are up, so Chicagoans knew the forecasted frigid temperatures were inevitable, but that doesn't mean everyone will take the proper precautions when it comes to winter weather. Snowy conditions can pose serious health and safety threats and often lead to an increase in...

2013-12-16 16:26:00

Simple precautions can help prevent heart attacks when shoveling CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- That snow isn't going to shovel itself, but Chicago-area residents, particularly those with known heart disease, should take extra precautions when clearing stairs, sidewalks and driveways of heavy winter snow, Northwestern MedicineĀ® cardiovascular experts said. Local residents should use the winter weather as a reminder to check for risks of heart disease, and if they have...

2013-09-03 08:27:41

Announce new Physician Organization, Northwestern Medical Group CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) today announced the closing of its affiliation agreement with Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF) effective September 1, 2013. As the primary faculty practice for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, NMFF will join Northwestern Memorial Physician's Group (NMPG) and Chicago Lakeshore Medical Associates to...

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...

2013-04-23 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,...

2013-02-27 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...

2013-02-05 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...

2012-12-20 12:23:44

Northwestern Medicine physician reminds Chicagoans to take extra precautions in extreme weather CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A blast of snow, single-digit temperatures and high winds is expected to invade Chicago tonight bringing with it this season's first winter storm. The wintry mix can pose unfavorable conditions, as well as serious health and safety threats. Northwestern Medicine® experts caution that as temperatures dip, it is important to take warnings...