A new study provided evidence that current guidelines for genetic screenings for colorectal cancer-associated genes are missing patients and should be expanded.
Jordan Coleman, a third-year medical student, previously worked as a chaplain in prisons, homeless shelters and hospitals — an experience that enhances his clinical experiences today.
Many hospital rating systems are inconsistent and suffer from fundamental weaknesses, according to experts, as reported by a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern University has received a five-year, $46 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to renew the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have pinpointed the location of dysfunctional brain networks that lead loss of language in primary progressive aphasia, a form of dementia.
Just to prove my point, I had younger (and dumber) me call George Chiampas, an emergency medicine physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “We’ll see various things from bicyclists riding at a slow pace that are struck by a vehicle or a car door that opens up and then they flip over the car door, to bicyclists who are riding at a fast speed along Lake Shore Drive and they either get distracted or try to avoid someone else and they get propelled off their bike,” Chiampas said. “It’s everything from mild injuries to intracranial bleeding, neck injuries and severe facial injuries.”
The study results were limited because participants didn’t use ambulatory monitors, Rader said. But their use soon could be on the rise. In July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it was expanding coverage for the ambulatory devices. Dr. Clyde Yancy, who was not involved in the research, said the study “helps parse out the nuances that matter the most in trying to diagnose high blood pressure. We’re now understanding how very important it is to incorporate the patient as partner. “An accurate home diagnosis gives us the chance to introduce early on lifestyle changes which can be so incredibly important in controlling blood pressure, and when needed, to add medical therapy to mitigate the harm that might be occurring for untreated or undertreated blood pressure,” said Yancy, professor and cardiology chief at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
A trailblazing professor turns 100 next month. He’s still doing ‘incredibly complex’ research funded by the NIH.
Jeremiah Stamler’s scientific work is so cutting-edge, it recently earned him roughly half a million dollars in funding from a competitive grant program at the National Institutes of Health. Stamler turns 100 next month. For his birthday, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is throwing its longtime professor a party it knows he will appreciate: one filled with science. Researchers from across the country will convene to discuss the future of heart health and Stamler’s trailblazing work on the topic.
With that focus, “Dad’s parenting questions can fall to the wayside,” says Dr. Craig Garfield, a professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and an attending physician at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. And the lack of attention to a new father’s needs can have ripple effects that impact the whole family — in the short-run and later, Garfield says.