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Northwestern Medicine to receive $10 million for ALS research

Christine Farolan, Copy Chief

September 6, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The Les Turner ALS Foundation pledged $10 million to Northwestern Medicine to advance treatment and research for the disease made prominent by the ice bucket challenge craze. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou...

Study: Students who engage in unhealthy behaviors could have increased risk of cancer

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

May 6, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The majority of college students are practicing unhealthy behaviors, including eating poorly and failing to exercise, which could put them at greater risk to develop cancer later in their lives, according to a new study from...

Northwestern Medicine works to reduce risks of cardiovascular disease in Chicago

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

May 6, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern Medicine is partnering with the Chicago Department of Public Health in an effort to combat cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Chicago. The partnership will work to expand Keep Your Heart Healthy, a...

Two medical groups merge to create Northwestern Medicine

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

May 1, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group officially merged Thursday with Northwestern Medical Group in an effort to better unify the two organizations' clinical operations. According to the medical group website, the 131-doctor...

Northwestern study links recreational marijuana use, brain abnormalities

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

April 17, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Recreational marijuana use has been linked to significant abnormalities in two regions of the brain, according to a study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. The study, p...

Feinberg study finds link between sedentary lifestyle, disability rates

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 24, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

A group of Northwestern researchers published a study last week detailing a strong link between sedentary adults and their risk of being disabled late in life. Controlling for participants' activity levels, the Northwestern...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked 2nd for lowest heart attack mortality rates

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 2, 2014

Filed under Academic, Blogs, Campus, On Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern made strides in recent weeks pioneering heart attack research and lowering mortality rates. Becker's Hospital Review ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital second on a list of the lowest 30-day heart attack mortality...

Northwestern alumnus, trustee donates $25 million to University

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

December 19, 2013

Filed under Administration, Alumni, Blogs, Campus, Latest Stories, On Campus

Northwestern trustee Neil Bluhm (Law ‘62) made a $25 million donation benefitting the Northwestern School of Law and other NU programs, the University announced Tuesday. Bluhm, a casino and real estate developer, allocated...

Study: Eye contact with patients builds trust in doctors

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

October 16, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Make eye contact with your doctors? Then you probably trust them more. That's the finding of a new Northwestern Medicine study, published in the Journal of Participatory Medicine. The study, which used videotapes of doctors'...

Northwestern scientists uncover way to calm fear during sleep

Amy Whyte, Assistant Campus Editor

September 25, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Northwestern scientists have produced the first evidence that fear can be reduced during sleep. Katherina Hauner, a postdoctoral fellow in neurology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, said the team of scientists was able...

Northwestern Medicine study finds new mothers show high rate of obsessive-compulsive tendencies

Jillian Sandler, Campus Editor

March 6, 2013

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

In the first large-scale longitudinal study of obsessive-compulsive tendencies in new mothers, Northwestern Medicine has found postpartum women to show a higher rate of obsessive-compulsive tendencies than the general population,...

Feinberg study shows veterans with reflux are over-medicated

Ally Mutnick, Assistant Campus Editor

February 21, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

A new Northwestern Medicine study shows that some United States veterans are being over-prescribed medications, according to a University news release. Veterans with gastroesophageal reflux disease are often treated with proton...