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.

“The biggest thing needs to be a public education campaign,” said lead investigator Dr. Howard Kim, a postdoctoral fellow in emergency medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and an emergency medicine physician at Northwestern Medicine.

“The thing we’d like to emphasize is that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has done a good job of educating residents about the health effects of marijuana legalization and marijuana use,” said Dr. Howard Kim, of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Marijuana is sending visitors to Colorado to hospital emergency rooms at an increasing rate, according to a new study. The same isn’t true of Colorado residents, however. The results suggest that marijuana dispensaries need to do a better job of educating people buying their product, said the study’s lead author. “The thing we’d like to emphasize is that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has done a good job of educating residents about the health effects of marijuana legalization and marijuana use,” said Dr. Howard Kim, of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Dr. Karen Sheehan, a professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, praised the study, calling it “amazing” because it relied on video inside cars. However, “since these people volunteered to be in the study and consented to be filmed, they are probably better drivers than non-volunteers. This is a scary thought because the study participants participate in plenty of less-than-model driving behaviors,” Sheehan said.

However, gym etiquette does dictate you should keep your workout quarantined to your home. When you have a cold, you’re typically contagious for about five full days, and your germs spread most easily during your two to three most symptomatic days, says Michael P. Angarone, DO, assistant professor of infectious diseases and medical education at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Cold germs can live on hard surfaces like dumbbells for hours. And, get this, even if you wash your hands, sweat can carry snot particles down your face and onto equipment. (Insert heebie jeebies here.)

Teen males with a better understanding of the effectiveness of birth control were 72 percent more likely to live with their children, according to the Northwestern University research team. The study authors also found that it was possible to identify young males likely to become teen fathers. “I was very surprised that, based on what adolescent males tell us in their teenage years, we could predict whether they would later become a teen father or a nonresident father,” Dr. Craig Garfield, an associate professor in pediatrics and medical social sciences, said in a university news release.

Other recent research suggested Zika infection could damage a fetus’ eyesight. “I think the challenge is, with this type of global infectious disease is you don’t get the true understanding of all the different complications that can arise until you have a larger scale outbreak,” said Dr. Chad Achenbach, assistant professor in medicine-infectious diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “That’s why we’re seeing now these unique outcomes.”

Northwestern University professor Chad A. Mirkin was recognized today (Feb. 11) with the prestigious 2016 Dan David Prize in the Future Time Dimension for his trail-blazing breakthroughs in nanoscience that hold great promise for improvement of our world.

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