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National Public Radio 0

PALCA: The analysis is sent electronically to a recording device. The patch can measure the salts in sweat, but Baryia says it can also measure things like glucose, although it’s not clear whether sweat glucose is as informative as blood glucose. The Berkeley team is just one of several working on sweat patches. John Rogers is at Northwestern University.

JOHN ROGERS: We do things without electronics.

PALCA: Rogers says the patch he’s developing with the sports drink company Gatorade uses chemical sensors to measure the sweat.

Crain's Chicago Business 0

“A hospital might rate best on one rating system and worst on another,” Dr. Karl Bilimoria, the study’s lead author and director of Northwestern Medicine’s Surgical Outcomes & Quality Improvement Center, said in a statement. “We wanted to provide information on how to interpret these contradictory ratings so people can better select the best hospital for their needs.” Bilimoria and his team assigned grades to four popular hospital rating systems based on factors like transparency and the potential for misclassifying hospital performance. U.S. News & World Report got a B, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Star Ratings got a C, Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade got a C-minus and Healthgrades got a D-plus.

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.