The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded a new, five-year $11.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to advance translational brain cancer research.
During just their second week of class, first-year medical students are introduced to the unique responsibilities of a career in medicine, through Introduction to the Profession Week.
U.S. News & World Report recognized four Northwestern Medicine hospitals in its 2018-19 rankings of America’s Best Hospitals. The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab once again earned the top spot among rehabilitation hospitals in the country, and Lurie Children’s ranked first among children’s hospitals in Illinois.
Molecular autopsies can reveal genetic risk factors in young people who unexpectedly die, but proper interpretation of the results can be challenging, according to a recent study.
First-year students donned their white coats for the first time at Founders’ Day, an annual event that celebrates the incoming medical students and the history of the medical school.
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University has been renewed for a fourth five-year grant, totaling $31.5 million and representing a 36 percent increase over its previous funding.
While the postural issue used to be a problem largely reserved for older women, in recent decades, kyphosis has become a significant health problem for older men and women alike, says Dr. Alpesh Patel, director of orthopaedic spine surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “Twenty years ago, when I was in medical school, no one ever thought about it,” he says. Kyphosis now affects between 20 and 40 percent of adults, with both prevalence and severity increasing through the decades, according to a 2015 study published in the scientific journal Neurosurgery. The effects of kyphosis range from decreased mobility to pain and disability to impaired lung function and even increased mortality, according to the study’s findings.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital repeated at No. 13 on the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of U.S. hospitals. It also topped the list of Illinois hospitals again, followed by Rush University Medical Center (second), Loyola University Medical Center (third) and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and University of Chicago Medical Center, the two of which tied for fourth.
Being induced doesn’t mean moms can’t have “natural childbirth” — they can forgo pain medicine or use a hospital’s homelike birthing center rather than delivering in “an operating room in a sterile suite with a big light over your head,” said the study leader, Dr. William Grobman, an OB-GYN specialist at Northwestern University in Chicago.
“The question still remains as to whether wine, particularly red wine (versus beer or liquor), may have some heart and diabetes protective effects in small amounts (no more than 1 glass on average per day) in particular in patients with NAFLD who are at high risk for complications and death from heart disease and diabetes,” said Dr. Lisa VanWagner of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.