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.

Reuters 0

“Heart disease is actually the leading cause of death in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease so it is important to investigate possible dietary and lifestyle factors that might help prevent complications of heart disease,” said lead study author Dr. Lisa VanWagner , of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “We failed to find any association between moderate alcohol use and multiple different markers of heart disease and heart disease risks, including blood pressure, cholesterol or calcium deposits in the arteries of the heart,” VanWagner said by email.

The Wall Street Journal 0

Wellington Hsu, MD , a professor of orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University, acknowledges that cutting out kickoffs and punts and having fewer players on the field could mitigate football’s dangers. But he says risks remain, especially on a smaller field. “It naturally makes sense to me that if you had a girls football league, that they would have a higher risk of concussion than boys,” Dr. Hsu says.

CNN 0

Linda V. Van Horn , professor of preventive medicine and a registered dietitian at Northwestern University, stated that commercial peanut butter formulations have been improved because the food industry is aware of the trans fat issues and has responded by reformulating those products. “Just remember to check the label for ‘0’ trans fats and preferably ‘0’ added sugars,” she said. Fortunately, “there is no concern with ground-up peanuts … otherwise known as ‘natural’ peanut butter.”

Chicago Tribune 0

Yet picking your next plastic surgeon on Instagram can bring some serious health risks if that surgeon is not board-certified, according to a pilot study published Wednesday in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. The majority of the posts were from physicians not trained in plastic surgery or professionals who were not even licensed physicians, such as dentists or spa aestheticians, said senior study author Dr. Clark Schierle, a board-certified Northwestern Medicine plastic surgeon and faculty member at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

CNN 0

Yet picking your next plastic surgeon on Instagram can bring some serious health risks if that surgeon is not board-certified, according to a pilot study published Wednesday in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. The majority of the posts were from physicians not trained in plastic surgery or professionals who were not even licensed physicians, such as dentists or spa aestheticians, said senior study author Dr. Clark Schierle, a board-certified Northwestern Medicine plastic surgeon and faculty member at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The Washington Post 0

“Right now I tell all my patients with peripheral artery disease to walk. But it’s really hard for them,” said Dr. Mary McDermott of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Without someone checking on them and encouraging them, many patients won’t keep at it, she said.

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