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.

Huffington Post 0

Wearing sunscreen–at least half a teaspoon on your face–every single day will help combat the harmful effects (wrinkles! brown spots! skin cancer!) of UV rays. But to make sure you stay protected, you need to reapply it every two hours, says Chicago dermatologist and assistant professor of clinical dermatology at Northwestern University Peter Lio, M.D.

Newsweek 0

A study from Northwestern University found that workers who were exposed to natural light slept better and longer, felt more inclined to exercise, and reported better overall quality of life. So if you’re working at a cubicle situated far from a window, try stepping outside for a few minutes in the morning, or moving to a workspace where there’s ample natural light.

Men's Health 0

Step in front of a mirror and shine a flashlight toward the back of your throat. This classic trick elevates your soft palate—the fleshy tissue on the roof of your mouth—in order to give you a better view of your throat, says Landon J. Duyka, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat doctor at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

Chicago Tribune 0

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association examined 2014 medical claims and found that women are 27 percent less likely than men to get angioplasties to open clogged arteries and are 38 percent less likely to undergo coronary bypass surgery.

While the report released Tuesday presents only a one-year snapshot, “it’s scary data,” said Dr. Marla Mendelson, medical director of the program for women’s cardiovascular health at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.

Fox News 0

In fact, many “negative affective states,” such as depression, anxiety and chronic pain, have similar circuitry in the brain, said Vania Apkarian, a professor of physiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who was not involved in the review. But there are subtle differences among all of them, he said.

Chicago Tribune 0

Teresa Woodruff, vice chair for research in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, wants to refresh students’ memories.

“Sometimes freshmen have had a sexual education class — possibly even a very good one,” Woodruff told me. “But when you arrive at college at 17, 18, 19, you have a different relationship to your body and different questions about your reproductive health.”

Chicago Tonight 0

The days might be numbered for sex ed classes using a banana as a way to demonstrate how to put on a condom. That’s because Northwestern University unveiled Monday a new, online sex education course that incorporates 3-D animation. While targeted to incoming freshman, anyone around the world is welcome to watch the classes, said Teresa Woodruff, vice chair for research in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.


Northwestern University has created “Introduction to Reproduction” (or “sex 101″), a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), that lets students (either from the University or from anywhere) tune in to lessons that includes comprehensive information about sex organs, birth control, fertility and sexually transmitted diseases.

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