An intravaginal ring, developed by Northwestern scientist Patrick Kiser, is the first device to be tested in women with the potential to protect against HIV, herpes and unwanted pregnancy.
Browsing: Clinical Breakthroughs
David Liss, PhD, found that more comprehensive primary care reduced specialist referrals in patients with treated hypertension, helping to ensure that specialists are seeing the patients who would benefit most from their expertise.
Study is the first to show sedentary behavior is its own risk factor for disability, separate from lack of moderate vigorous physical activity.
Yeongchi Wu, MD, has spent more than a decade perfecting a sustainable and cost-effective manner to create prosthetics and orthotics in the developing world.
Dimitri Krainc and Andrew Parsa had only heard of each other before they came to Northwestern Medicine. Now they share a vision as new leaders for the academic and clinical missions in neurology and neurosurgery.
More than 90 percent of adult social media users surveyed in a recent study would share their health records anonymously to help improve the care they and future patients receive, as well as to support medical research.
Published online in the journal Medical Informatics, the research found that doctors who use electronic health records in the exam room spend about a third of their visits looking at a computer screen, missing out on nonverbal cues from patients.
Physicians who make a lot of eye contact and engage in a few “social touches” are viewed as more likable and empathetic by patients.
The director of melanoma research within the Northwestern Skin Cancer Institute presented his validation study at a meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Northwestern Medicine, Walgreens, Alliance of Chicago community health centers and Merck are collaborating on a study with the goal of providing clear instructions on prescription medicine labels so patients don’t make mistakes.