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.

The Washington Post 0

“The deterioration of function, disability and suffering have their own grieving processes, but helping families deal with that isn’t built into the health care system,” said Dr. John Rolland, professor of psychiatry at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and author of “Families, Illness and Disability: An Integrative Treatment Model.” Rolland and several other experts offered advice on how to deal with difficult emotions that can arise with frailty or serious illness.

Reuters 0

“We know that patients want to be treated close to home if possible, but children are not just little adults,” said Dr. Fizan Abdullah, a researcher at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “They have special needs that can often best be treated by a pediatric specialist,” Abdullah said by email. “The objective is to treat the child in the best way possible, with the most expertise, and get them home as soon as possible,” Abdullah said. “Physicians at the referring hospital, or children’s hospital, can then also continue to work with their local provider as needed.”

National Public Radio 0

But David, who at the time was at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and his colleague James Collins at Northwestern University Medical School found that even educated, middle-class African-American women were at a higher risk of having smaller, premature babies with a lower chance of survival. For example, David says, black and white teenage mothers growing up in poor neighborhoods both have a higher risk of having smaller, premature babies. “They both have something like a 13 percent chance of having a low birth weight baby,” he says.

ABC News (National) 0

While modest, past studies investigating higher doses of temozolomide and the use of antibody drugs that target the blood supply and growth of the tumor have not been able to deliver such gains. “This is a completely new therapy, the use of physical force on cancer cells,” said lead study author Dr. Roger Stupp, professor of neurosurgery and medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Reuters 0

For patients with strep throat, penicillin works and antibiotics are an effective and appropriate treatment, noted Dr. Jeffrey Linder, a researcher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “Most sore throats are not strep and should be treated symptomatically,” Linder, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email. This means getting plenty of rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking over the counter medications for inflammation and pain, Linder advised. “You should only take antibiotics if you have a positive test for strep throat,” Linder added.

CBS Chicago 0

Dr. Patrick Lank, an emergency room doctor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, says he believes the benefits outweigh the risk. “It is a life-saving medicine, and without it people absolutely die,” he said. Lank said it’s critically important that people who are given Naloxone immediately go to the ER.Numbers provided by the state show Naloxone use by emergency responders has increased 250 percent. The opioid epidemic is being called the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Nearly 2,000 people in Illinois died of an opioid overdose in 2016.

Crain's Chicago Business 0

Dr. Joel Shalowitz, who teaches at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Kellogg School of Management, contrasted Illinois’ lack of disclosure with Medicare, which typically makes rates public. “My personal philosophy is that if it’s a public contract, it should be open to public scrutiny,” Shalowitz said. Meanwhile, the state is considering giving insurers a 1.5 percent rate increase.

CBS Chicago 0

Sleep expert Dr. Vikas Jain says sunlight improves our mood through higher serotonin levels. The Northwestern Medicine specialist says his patients often complain of feeling more groggy at this time of year. He says the prevalence of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) increases the further away you get from the equator, so a trip south over the holidays can bolster your spirits.

U.S. News & World Report 0

What else should make up a heart-healthy eating plan? “It is increasingly difficult to isolate a specific food group and say it is related to heart health,” says Dr. Robert S. Nierzwicki, a specialist in cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. “There are many confounding factors. When I look at a heart-healthy diet, I look at food patterns as opposed to individual foods.”

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