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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Clinical services may not be sensitive to men’s parenting needs. Further, mothers might limit men from being engaged in prenatal and postnatal services. Yet, men have a vital role to play during infancy. To help address the above barriers, Michael Yogman and Craig Garfield, pediatric faculty at the Harvard Medical School and Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, respectively, recommended that health care professionals engage in father-friendly practices. These include acknowledging fathers’ presence at health care visits, welcoming fathers directly, educating fathers about parenting and encouraging fathers to assume childcare roles early on.

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Dr. Christina Boots, an assistant professor of reproductive health and infertility at Northwestern Medicine’s Feinberg School of Medicine, said about 200 Northwestern patients froze eggs in 2017. A quarter were for medical reasons — cancer treatments, for example, can create infertility, and many patients preserve options. The remainder were women who froze eggs for nonmedical reasons. “You’re single, or your career’s just starting to take off, so you want to take some time,” Boots said. She said doctors at Northwestern are just at the beginning phase of seeing patients who must decide what to do with excess eggs, embryos or sperm they no longer need. “We’ve only been doing (egg freezing) for five years on a regular basis,” she said.

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According to a recent Northwestern Medicine and University of Michigan study, the phrase “less money, less life” also applies. Data revealed that a sudden loss of net worth (also known as wealth shock) in middle to older age is associated with a significantly higher risk of death. To be more precise: Lose 75 percent or more of your total wealth in two years and you are 50 percent more likely to die in the next 20 years. “This is the first study that looks at wealth loss in the long term,” said Lindsay Pool, author of the study and research assistant professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

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For women, hormonal changes that come with menopause may play a role. Menopause results in a drop in estrogen, which can cause changes in brain function, which not everyone is able to adapt to, he says. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern Medicine, says job-related concerns can play a role for men in particular, who have higher rates of suicide overall.

The New York Times 0

In a conference room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on a recent evening, a group of men sat down for a class on pregnancy and childbirth led by Dr. Craig Garfield, a pediatrician who specializes in studying new fathers.The class is one of many that Northwestern offers to new parents, including some that are designed for moms, for grandparents and — in the case of one class called “Bowser & the Baby” — for dog owners. Dr. Garfield’s parenting class is for expectant fathers, most of whom are here after their pregnant partners signed them up for it.

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Dr. Crystal Clark, a psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. […] I do worry that this could be a trigger. We give a lot of publicity to people who have committed suicide – particularly those with celebrity status … And those who are already struggling with suicidal thoughts, who have experienced suicidal thoughts in the past, this could definitely be a trigger for them. And they see this as well, maybe a way out and a method they could use to end their suffering.

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Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Centegra Health System said regulators blessed their merger plans, with the union becoming effective Sept. 1. Centegra is a three-hospital system based in Crystal Lake with a medical staff of 175. Its pending deal with the Chicago health care giant stretched out over two years, compared with the more typical months-long approval of other hospital mergers. With Centegra, Northwestern’s system will have 10 hospitals.

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Still, the results offer fresh evidence that state policies can contribute to lower vaccination rates, said Dr. Matthew Davis, a researcher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “Other studies had suggested that local communities with high numbers of unvaccinated children were susceptible to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses, such as measles and whooping cough,” Davis, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email. “The current findings expand on prior research to illustrate how several states’ policies that allow non-medical exemptions correlate with lower rates of vaccination among children.”

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So why is Neutrogena recommended more often than other options? “Neutrogena is a brand that patients and families are very familiar with,” says Dr. Lauren Taglia, a dermatologist at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in suburban Chicago. “I know [the company works] with skin care experts to research and develop new products.”[…]People with darker skin, who tend to tan rather than burn, need to use sunscreen as much as people with lighter complexions, Taglia says. She notes that legendary Jamaican singer Bob Marley died of a malignant melanoma that began on his foot. “Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate,” she says.

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Aside from sexual education in schools (which is not universal) teens learn about sex from their parents and peers, so if no one in their life knows what it is like to have the sex that corresponds to their orientation, they are left to fend for themselves. Michael Newcomb, lead author of the focus-group study and an assistant professor of medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, says it is difficult for heterosexual parents of an LGBTQ teen to give advice about how to stay safe when having sex. In fact, parents who participated in the Northwestern focus groups reported sexual safety was the most challenging subject for them when giving advice to their LGBTQ teens.

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