A Northwestern Medicine study found that inducing inflammation in lung epithelial cells contributes to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
When the 160 students of the Class of 2024 stepped onto campus in August, they entered a new world of medical education.
Deaths due to heart failure and hypertensive heart disease are increasing in the U.S. — particularly in Black women and men — despite medical and surgical advances in heart disease management, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Iron nanoparticles could be one day used to attack cancer cells, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
A machine-learning program called Peakachu can reveal previously unknown chromatin loops, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Communications.
A Northwestern Medicine scientist and collaborators have used an AI-enhanced precision medicine approach to combine multiple views of human brain development as they seek to provide a roadmap for what causes subtypes of autism spectrum disorder.
Study: Deaths from heart failure and high blood pressure are rising in the US, and Black men and women suffer more severely
The findings are significant, because they’ll inform the health care community in developing better prevention strategies, particularly for heart failure and hypertension, said Dr. Nilay Shah, the study’s lead author and a Northwestern Medicine physician.[…] “This (study) really outlined that, despite the progress we’ve made in coronary heart disease related to heart attack deaths, it’s all been completely erased, it seems, by heart failure and high blood pressure,” said Dr. Sadiya Khan, a co-author of the study and an assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern.
“We need to keep up, if not accelerate, the testing pace,” said Dr. Mercedes Carnethon, vice chair of the department of preventive medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
Ms. Carnethon used Vermont, where the prevalence of the virus has been low, as an example. “Even if a place has low rates of disease, we need to continue testing there” to monitor what is happening in the population, she said.
So I asked Crystal Clark, M.D., a psychiatrist and associate professor at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, for advice on how to manage the mid-work meltdowns. First, she said, be sure to check in with your kid about how they’re feeling. You know your child best: If their upset is extreme, try to take even just a brief period out of your work day to soothe them.
Dr. Khalilah Gates, a pulmonary and critical care specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital told CNN Saturday that the CDC research gives us new information about the virus’ impact on children that can help us make informed decisions about opening schools. “We can’t back off of testing, and we do have to have more rapid testing,” Gates added.