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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Along with that delay, the drug slowed down patients’ pain progression. “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 was to present the findings Monday 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.


Castrate-resistant prostate cancer means that the cancer keeps growing even when the amount of testosterone in the body has been reduced to very low levels. HRR genes include the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, as well as others known to raise the risk of certain cancers. “This is a landmark trial and potentially practice-changing for men with advanced metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer — the deadly phase of the disease,” said Dr. Maha Hussain, deputy director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and first author of the trial.

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The American Medical Association this week recognized three Illinois health systems as workplaces making strides toward improving an issue they say is causing doctors to leave their profession — burnout. Heartland Health Centers, Northwestern Medicine and Oak Street Health received the Joy in Medicine Recognition in its inaugural year, along with 19 other hospitals and medical groups across the country.[…]“We view this as a platform and a starting place,” Logan Pause, program director at Northwestern Medical Group, said of earning the recognition for work to combat physician burnout. “By no means do we believe we’ve arrived.” Dr. Gaurava Agarwal, director of physician well-being at Northwestern Medical Group, said the company has recently developed programs “to create that fulfilling environment so physicians can do what they’re called to do.”

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Linda Van Horn, who heads the nutrition division at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, co-authored an editorial published with the study. She agreed that convenience is a powerful force in the national diet, as is advertising. “Access to snacks, desserts, sugary beverages, pizza, sandwiches and other grab-and-go foods is far greater and more highly marketed than fruits, vegetables, whole-grain foods, and unsalted nuts and seeds,” Van Horn said.

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Dr. David O’Dell, of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, said vaping has changed the way physicians work. “As we’re learning more and more particularly about the near term and potential long term dangers of vaping and e-cigarette use, it’s now a question I ask patients routinely,” O’Dell said. Right now, the CDC is calling on people to consider refraining from vaping. But one congressman said Tuesday that was too weak, and that the government should simply say vaping can cause death.

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Chiropractic treatment as an option to treat pain is particularly important for pregnant women because there are many pain medications they shouldn’t use because they could adversely affect their baby, says Dr. Heather L. Beall, an OB-GYN with Northwestern Medicine in Crystal Lake, Illinois. “You don’t want (pregnant women) to use chronic pain pills because they’re addictive,” Beall says. Such medications could cause the baby to go into withdrawal when he or she is born. Some non-steroidal pain medications could cause the fetus’s heart valve to close prematurely, which could be life-threatening, she says.

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Still, some changes for the better found in the study should help move Americans’ health in the right direction, said Linda Van Horn, author of an editorial accompanying the study and chief of nutrition at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. “Diets that are high in ‘complex’ or naturally occurring dietary carbohydrates are higher dietary quality than ‘refined’ carbohydrates that are processed and depleted of most of the vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber that are inherent in the naturally occurring carbs,” Van Horn said by email.

The Washington Post 0

What they discovered has convinced many that the key to chronic pain is found in the organ that receives the signals, and whose makeup is altered slightly every time an electrical impulse arrives on the neuronal highway. “We said, ‘Why don’t we bring in some patients and look inside their brains?’ ” said A. Vania Apkarian, a professor of physiology, anesthesiology and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “And as soon as we did that, we found all kinds of differences between healthy pain patients and chronic pain patients.”

Chicago Tribune 0

Palforzia “would open up the opportunity for all allergists to be able to offer some treatment to their patients that has been protocol-driven and gone through (clinical) trials,” said Dr. Ruchi Gupta, a professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine who studies food allergies. “It gives them a little more confidence to offer it.” Gupta, who also is a pediatrician at Lurie Children’s Hospital, noted that questions still remain about the drug.

Crain's Chicago Business 0

Crain’s list of Chicago’s largest hospitals is joined this year by our newest list, Chicago’s hospital systems, and both show an industry that’s consolidating quickly. In 2018, Amita Health, itself the result of the 2015 merger of Adventist Midwest Health and Ascension’s Alexian Brothers Health System, added Presence Health to its fold, and Centegra joined Northwestern Medicine. Advocate Aurora Health also appears on both lists for the first time; its merger closed in April 2018, and this year’s Advocate Aurora hospitals are last year’s Advocate Health Care’s.

That isn’t to say there have been massive shifts in the rankings. On the hospitals list, Northwestern Memorial trades places with the University of Chicago Medical Center, moving up into the No. 1 spot, but that’s the only change for our top five this year. Even with the second-biggest revenue growth on our chart, Rush University Medical Center held steady at No. 3.

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