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.


It’s worth noting that it’s tough to pinpoint weather as an actual trigger for some people’s migraines, Paul Later, M.D., a neurologist at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, tells SELF. There are plenty of other factors you deal with every day that can also influence this condition, like how well you sleep, what you eat, where you are in your menstrual cycle, and how stressed you are. It could be that those things are causing your migraines, and any simultaneous weather changes are a coincidence, Dr. Later says.


Linda Teplin, a Northwestern University psychiatry professor who studies the correlation of firearms violence, public health policy and criminalization of the mentally ill, said 3D-gun blueprints could lower the bar for accessibility to weapons. She predicted “perpetrators of mayhem” would take advantage. “No restrictions, background checks or serial number?” Teplin said. “Now, guns are available to anyone – even a child – who can use a computer and has a 3D printer. We cannot reduce the epidemic of firearm violence if we increase the availability of guns.”

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The Big Mac is turning 50, and fat is still getting a bad rap. But the right mix of high-fat foods might be the ticket to a healthy diet. We’ll weigh the evidence and options. Dr. Clyde Yancy, associate director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern University. Chief of cardiology in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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It’s already known that female soccer players are at a higher risk of concussion than males. Wellington Hsu, a professor of orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University, led a decade-long study of injuries among high school athletes that found this. But the current study gives additional evidence that women are more susceptible to the impact of heading, and shows more areas of women’s brains are susceptible to potential injury than men’s.

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The study’s use of video time to boost activity was intriguing to Linda Van Horn, a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and a Northwestern Medicine epidemiologist. The findings show that “harnessing modern technology along with appealing to a child’s interest in gaming can help achieve an increase in physical activity,” said Van Horn, who was not involved in the new research. “Everybody is more interested in reducing exposure to screens.

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The new study may actually be underestimating the effects of the media because it only looked at one week after the suicide, said Mark Reinecke, head of psychology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “I think we’ve known for a long time that media can have an impact on suicide contagion,” said Reinecke who is not affiliated with the new study. “They’ve unpacked that and shown the specific types of information included in media can have an impact on outcomes. I think they are quite right.”

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Dr. Daniel Robinson, assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, says the study “provides more supportive evidence that the early childhood frame, especially during infancy, is critical for brain development.” “I do think that this study contributes to this notion that how and what we provide to babies — the nutrition we provide them — in that early time frame has long-lasting implications,” said Robinson, who has an expertise in infant nutrition and breast milk feedings.

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One concern about the exercises was that they might actually create more wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet than they were getting rid of, says the study’s lead author Murad Alam, MD, Vice Chair and Chief of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery in the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern Medicine’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “But this didn’t happen in any of the participants,” he tells NBC News BETTER.

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John Rogers, one of the world’s top researchers in materials science, joined Northwestern University from the University of Illinois in 2016. His specialty is tiny, flexible, wearable technology. He recently teamed up with Gatorade to produce a small, flexible skin patch that captures sweat and can tell users how much fluid and electrolytes they’re losing. He’s also partnered with L’Oreal on a tiny device worn on the fingernail that monitors UV exposure. Rogers, 50, lives in Wilmette with his wife and son.

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