Many obstacles hinder vulnerable populations in the United States from seeking and receiving the healthcare they need. A series of studies by Northwestern Medicine investigator Melissa Simon shows that navigator programs can help patients get care despite barriers like income, insurance and language.
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A new study by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania found that extending patch treatment beyond the standard eight-week duration is safe and leads to better smoking cessation rates.
A new Northwestern Medicine study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows the drug Eylea is superior to other options for improving the eyesight of persons with poor vision due to diabetic macular edema, a major cause of diabetes-related vision loss.
A new Northwestern Medicine study provides evidence suggesting that high systolic blood pressure in younger adults increases their future cardiovascular disease risk.
A study from Northwestern Medicine and the American College of Surgeons suggests that penalizing hospitals for patient readmissions following surgery may be ineffective, and even counterproductive for improving the quality of hospital care in the United States.
A preliminary Northwestern Medicine study suggests that nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may reverse disability and improve quality of life for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS).
Carol A. Rosenberg, ’80 MD, has more than three decades’ experience as an internist, clinical researcher and medical educator, but it was an unexpected medical crisis within her own family that profoundly changed the course of her career.
Northwestern Medicine scientists are developing an MRI test to detect heart transplant complications that is less costly and invasive than current biopsy protocols.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study is the first to explore the influence of online social networks in weight-management programs, finding that people who were more socially engaged also lost more weight during the program.
Gregory E. Brisson, MD, ’94 GME, assistant professor of Clinical Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and colleagues published an article discussing the debate behind using electronic health records as a learning tool in medical education.