Media Coverage

The Washington Post 0

The new report offers “good news and bad news,” said Sandra Weintraub, a professor and clinical core director at the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. The good news is that for most people the decline “wasn’t that great,” Weintraub said. “Having said that, it really puts patients between a rock and a hard place if they’re told they need surgery and worry about losing mental function,” Weintraub said.

The New York Times 0

Dr. Nia Heard-Garris, an attending physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, was the lead author of a 2017 review of research studies looking at the impact of racism on children’s health. Too often, she said, studies control for race without considering what experiences are structured into society by race.

Chicago Tribune 0

Those are some of the conclusions of Lori Post, a sociologist and epidemiologist at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine who studied nearly 100 mass shootings in the United States since 1982. “They’re coming at a faster clip,” said Post, who’s also director of the Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics. She believes mass shootings will continue to devastate communities across the country unless access to military-grade weapons is restricted and law enforcement agencies become better at tracking people with specific risk factors, she said.

Reuters 0

The researchers don’t know exactly why there was a decline in cognition in the participants who had surgery. “It’s widely considered that anesthesia may affect long-term cognition, but this has not been strongly supported by the recent literature,” Sanders said in an email. The new report offers “good news and bad news,” said Sandra Weintraub, a professor and clinical core director at the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Events