Media Coverage

The work done by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members (and even some students) is regularly highlighted in newspapers, online media outlets and more. Below you’ll find links to articles and videos of Feinberg in the news.

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“If we lose these antibiotics because people are repeatedly getting them after repeated exposures to gonorrhea, then we’re not going to be treating it with one shot, we’re going to be treating it with multiple shots or with multiple drugs,” said Dr. Michael Angarone, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases at Northwestern Medicine. Sometimes these infections do not cause symptoms, and go undetected.

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“Delaying the cancer from growing is meaningful,” said Dr. Maha Hussain, who led the trial, which was funded by drug makers Astra Zeneca and Merck. “At the end of the day, patients want to live longer, and also better,” added Hussain, a professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago. She recently presented the findings at the annual meeting of the European Society for Medical Oncology, in Barcelona. Studies reported at meetings are generally considered preliminary until they are published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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Dr. Maura Quinlan, a Northwestern Medicine obstetrician-gynecologist, said she communicates with her patients early on, letting them know when they will be offered the vaccines during an office visit. While the influenza vaccine may be offered at any time during the pregnancy during flu season, the Tdap shot is given early in the third trimester, she said. “It can be a hard conversation to have for vaccine-averse patients,” Quinlan said. And because OB-GYNs don’t administer vaccines as much as other physicians such as pediatricians, some may forget to bring up the topic, she said.

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While some people might not want to know about the early signs of Alzheimer’s, the new findings could help more women when they can still make plans for the future, experts said. “As your memory becomes more impaired, you are less and less aware you are having memory problems,” said Sandra Weintraub, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the clinical board director of the Mesulam Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “That is the worst time to plan.”

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[Recording] Dr. Danesh Alam, Addiction Psychiatry & Medical Director at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital joins The Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes to explain why more & more kids are becoming addicted to the popular video game ‘Fortnite’, and what signs parents should look for if they suspect their child may be addicted.

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In fact, an earlier study showed that just caring for crickets could make people healthier. Part of what the researchers are seeing in the new studies might be tied to the care owners give to their dogs, said Stewart Shankman, a professor and chief psychologist at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “There are mental health benefits that come from altruism, for taking care of somebody besides yourself,” Shankman said.

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In fact, an earlier study showed that just caring for crickets could make people healthier. Part of what the researchers are seeing in the new studies might be tied to the care owners give to their dogs, said Stewart Shankman, a professor and chief psychologist at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “There are mental health benefits that come from altruism, for taking care of somebody besides yourself,” Shankman said.

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Video: A conversation with Bethany Doerfler, a registered dietitian and researcher at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
NEW YORK (AP) — Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak?
A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a series of papers published Monday, the researchers say the increased risks are small and uncertain and that cutting back likely wouldn’t be worth it for people who enjoy meat.

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Previous research has shown that sciatica is common, but the current study looks at how the disorder affects patients over the years, said Dr. Joseph Maslak of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, who led the study while a surgical resident at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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Machine learning was recently shown to detect early lung cancer more accurately than human radiologists. In May 2019, Google and Northwestern Medicine teamed up to apply a deep-learning algorithm to 42,290 patient CT scans to predict one’s likelihood of lung cancer. Because the images are difficult to read, Google and Northwestern’s study developed a machine-learning model to read them, then compared the results with those of six experienced radiologists. According to the study, the machine-learning model was able to detect cancer 5 percent more often than the radiologists and was 11 percent more likely to decrease false positives.

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