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Out-of-state visitors to Colorado increasingly going to emergency room due to marijuana use, Northwestern study finds

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

February 28, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Marijuana-consuming visitors to Colorado are increasingly ending up in the emergency room, a new Feinberg School of Medicine study found. Colorado has allowed sale of marijuana to individuals age 21 and older in retail di...

Civil liberties group names Northwestern one of the 10 worst schools for free speech

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

February 17, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus

Northwestern was named one of the 10 worst schools for free speech in a ranking released Wednesday by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. This is NU’s first year on the annual list, which Peter Bonilla, direct...

NU researchers train smartphones to spot falsified activity tracker data

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 13, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern researchers have designed a way to teach smartphones to spot fake activity on smartphone and wearable activity trackers. With health care providers and insurance companies looking to digital trackers to monit...

Durbin speaks at Feinberg on federal research funding increase

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 6, 2016

Filed under Campus, Events

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) spoke Monday at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine about the importance of medical research in light of increased federal funding to the National Institutes of Health. The NIH received ...

Feinberg teaching hospital penalized by Medicare for hospital-acquired conditions

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 5, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is among 23 Illinois hospitals being penalized by Medicare for high rates of potentially avoidable infections and complications like staph infections, blood clots and bed sores, according to dat...

Feinberg researchers find link between chronic pain, emotion

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 5, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine found chronic pain redesigns a region of the brain that controls emotion, but that change can be reversed by drug treatment. The treatment restored the affected region and sub...

Feinberg study aims to improve student health

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

October 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

The Feinberg School of Medicine launched a study this fall to assess the effectiveness of mobile devices in preventing college students from losing healthy behaviors. The study, called NU You, will track students’ habits...