A new Northwestern Medicine study has shown that playing recorded family stories can help wake up coma patients’ unconscious brain more quickly, and with improved recovery.
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Northwestern Medicine investigators are monitoring physical activity using Fitbit trackers to better predict recovery over time for patients who undergo spine surgery.
Pediatric patients who listened to 30 minutes of music or audiobooks of their choosing had a significant reduction in pain after major surgery, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Using nanotechnology, Northwestern Medicine scientists are working to engineer an artificial ACL replacement to improve treatment for ACL rupture, one of the most devastating injuries in professional sports.
In the first study to objectively examine patient estimation of surgical risk, Northwestern Medicine scientists demonstrated that overestimation is associated with preoperative anxiety and delayed surgical procedures.
In a recent Northwestern Medicine exploratory study, genetics experts considered incorporating whole genome sequencing into traditional newborn screening, revealing varying opinions about handling the future of genomics.
Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off. The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in “zinc sparks,” one wave after another, a Northwestern University-led interdisciplinary research team has found.
A study of U.S. hospitals revealed that 2011 restrictions on resident duty hours did not improve surgery patients’ outcomes, one of the first national evaluations of the results of the restrictions.
Feinberg faculty members helped create new guidelines from the Association of American Medical Colleges for medical schools and academic medical centers to improve health care for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or who are born with differences of sex development.
A new Northwestern Medicine study found that testosterone replacement in the United States is more than twice as common among HIV-infected men than the general population.