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.

Fox News (National) 0

For 6.7 million American women of child-bearing age, getting pregnant is not an easy task. Specialists now have a way to test the parents-to-be that may not only increase their chances of getting pregnant but also reduce the risk of them passing on certain genetic diseases. “When we do pre-implantation genetic screening, we can ensure that the embryos are chromosomally normal before transferring them back to the intended mother’s uterus, and that increases the likelihood of implantation,” Dr. Jared Robbins, an associated professor in obstetrics and gynecology-reproductive endo & infertility at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, told Fox News.

The Philadelphia Inquirer 0

Over the last 15 years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved numerous high-risk women’s health devices based on weak clinical studies, including some that showed no effectiveness, according to an analysis by Northwestern University researchers. “Device regulation is just so much weaker than drug regulation, and it doesn’t make any sense,” said Steve Xu, a Northwestern physician and health-policy researcher, who coauthored the analysis in the June issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “The argument is that more rigorous regulation would decrease innovation. But I would say that has not been demonstrated.”

New York Times 0

Dr. William Catalona, a professor of urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said he worried that some younger men may find out too late that their cancer has become incurable. Active surveillance, he warned, “is a tragic mistake for some.”

USA Today 0

In an accompanying editorial, Lee Jampol and Debra Goldstein of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine suggest doctors perform thorough eye exams on all babies with microcephaly in areas with Zika outbreaks. “We’re very concerned about this,” said Jampol, a professor of ophthalmology at Northwestern. “There hasn’t been enough testing yet to know what these babies’ vision is going to be.”

Chicago Tribune 0

A team of international researchers led by Northwestern University found that HIV is still replicating in lymphoid tissue, even when it is undetectable in the blood of patients on antiretroviral drugs. The findings provide a critical new perspective on how HIV persists in the body despite potent antiretroviral therapy.

HealthDay News 0

Dr. Clyde Yancy, guideline update committee chair, explained that “not every patient is a good candidate for every drug; these guidelines can help physicians decide who best fits which treatment.” Yancy is chief of cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “This document details the benefits and risks of these new therapies so that patients at high risk can be directed towards alternative therapies,” he added.

The New York Times 0

Juan Carlos Caicedo, MD, director of the Hispanic Transplant Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Talia B. Baker, MD, director of the living donor liver transplant program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Fox News 0

Many doctors don’t have a good way of knowing whether patients are skipping medication doses, new research suggests. The physicians in the study agreed it’s important to talk about medication adherence with their patients – but still, the topic rarely came up during office visits. Dr. Neil Stone of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and his co-author Rosemary Hines surveyed 21 doctors and 66 patients at four cardiology practices in Chicago during the summer of 2015. Overall, 61 percent of the patients said they rarely or never talked with their doctors about how often they took their medications. Eight patients had poor adherence – but in only one of those cases did the doctor realize it. Thirty-six patients had only moderate adherence.

Chicago Tribune 0

In pregnant women, listeriosis can cause miscarriages or stillborn births. It can be fatal for the elderly and those with suppressed immune systems, said Dr. John Flaherty, a professor of infectious diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. For everyone else, an infection might present symptoms typically associated with food poisoning — nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Listeria, the microscopic organism that causes the infection, is extremely common, though, and typically goes unnoticed. “If we were to swab most people’s refrigerators, you’d probably find it,” Flaherty said. “It’s hard to escape it.”

CBS News 0

A family’s income may play a big role in the type of care a child with food allergies receives, a new study suggests. The researchers found that poorer families — those making under $50,000 a year — spent less on non-allergenic foods, medical specialists and important medications, such as lifesaving epinephrine injectors. As a result, “poor people may therefore be experiencing more food allergy reactions,” said study co-author Dr. Ruchi Gupta. She’s the director of the Program for Maternal and Child Health at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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