Media Coverage

The work done by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members (and even some students) is regularly highlighted in newspapers, online media outlets and more. Below you’ll find links to articles and videos of Feinberg in the news.

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”For providers, this statement is helpful because it calls for backing up what we do with science and giving some uniformity to what we do,” said Rebecca Unger, a pediatrician at Chicago’s Northwestern Children’s Practice and an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “For parents, the message is that we are helping children learn to be advocates for themselves and make healthy and safe decisions.”

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According to a July study in the JAMA Dermatology journal, 40 percent of the best-rated sunscreens on Amazon didn’t meet guidelines of the American Academy of Dermatology. The less-impressive sunscreens didn’t resist water or sweat well, according to doctors at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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“The increase could be because the disease is becoming more aggressive, or it could be because there is less screening being done, but we don’t know why,” said lead researcher Dr. Edward Schaeffer. He is chair of urology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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“One hypothesis is the disease has become more aggressive, regardless of the change in screening,” study senior author Dr. Edward Schaeffer, chair of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine, said in a news release. “The other idea is since screening guidelines have become more lax, when men do get diagnosed, it’s at a more advanced stage of disease.”

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“One hypothesis is the disease has become more aggressive, regardless of the change in screening,” senior study author Dr. Edward Schaeffer, chair of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine, said in a statement. “The other idea is since screening guidelines have become more lax, when men do get diagnosed, it’s at a more advanced stage of disease. Probably both are true. We don’t know for sure but this is the focus of our current work.”

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Cases of aggressive prostate cancer appear to be on the rise, researchers reported Tuesday. The good news is it’s still rare for prostate cancer to spread. Just 3 percent of cases have already started spreading when men are diagnosed and prostate cancer overall has not become more common, the team found. “One hypothesis is the disease has become more aggressive, regardless of the change in screening,” said Dr. Edward Schaeffer, chair of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine, who led the study.

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An American doctor treating the horrific injuries suffered by Syrian civilians has warned that the closure of a vital highway has put 300,000 people at risk of death and starvation. Dr. Samer Attar, a Chicago-based orthopedic surgeon who volunteered to help local medics in the embattled city of Aleppo, said last weekend’s severing of the Castello Road has already caused shortages of food and medicine. Attar, an assistant professor at Northwestern University’s School of Medicine, was working in an underground hospital run by local doctors but supported by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). “On a daily basis, sometimes twice daily, I witnessed civilians horrifically and brutally injured from rockets, barrel bombs, and cluster bombs,” Attar said. “Homes, schools, and markets were hit. You would hear about dozens killed, scores more injured. It’s devastating and overwhelming to witness.”

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“A leg cramp is really just a muscle contracting and tightening spontaneously,” said emergency medicine specialist Dr. Scott Dresden of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. “The problem is that can be very painful for several seconds or even several minutes.”

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”A leg cramp is really just a muscle contracting and tightening spontaneously,” said emergency medicine specialist Dr. Scott Dresden of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. “The problem is that can be very painful for several seconds or even several minutes.”…It’s a serious condition that can lead to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism, according to Dr. Dresden, assistant professor in emergency medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “It’s smarter to get in to see someone right away if you have symptoms of a DVT or are just concerned,” he elaborated.

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Employees who are around more light (especially natural light) during the day are more likely to be healthier and maintain a good mood, according to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Two surprising findings: Test participants with windows in their offices got a startling 46 minutes more sleep per night than their natural light-starved counterparts and even reported getting more exercise after work. “Light also can affect the metabolism and efficiency of how your body utilizes food, which can be important for weight,” said Phyllis Zee, MD, Ph.D., director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and one of the study’s authors. Not blessed with a window to the outside world? Zee suggests increasing the intensity of overhead light, getting a desktop light box such as those used for Seasonal Affective Disorder, taking an occasional walk to a window, or simply stepping outside.

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