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.

More research is needed, however, to determine whether and to what extent treating sleep apnea might lower the risk of cognitive decline, said Kristen Knutson of the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “There are therapies available for apnea that would improve sleep and potentially improve health, including

The first step to providing care is actually addressing the problem, health care experts say. That starts with screening for mental illness, which is sometimes overlooked after traumatic experiences, said Inger Burnett-Zeigler , a clinical psychologist in Chicago. “That can be important not only in the treatment of mental health symptoms, but just in the treatment of the person as a whole when they’re getting health care,” said Burnett-Zeigler, who is also a professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

The new hires include Dr. Roger Stupp , a Swiss neuro-oncologist from the University Hospital of Zurich in Switzerland who developed the protocol that Sen. John McCain is following to treat his brain cancer. This treatment involves the use of an oral chemotherapy drug and radiotherapy to fight the disease.
“He’s widely considered as the most influential living neuro-oncologist in the world,” said Dr. Maciej Lesniak , chair of neurosurgery for the health system.

In the spring and summer of 2015, the state switched more than 13,000 children out of a highly respected program called Children’s Medical Services, or CMS, a part of Florida Medicaid. Children on this plan have serious health problems including birth defects, heart disease, diabetes and blindness. The state moved the children to other Medicaid insurance plans that don’t specialize in caring for very sick children…”These are the sickest and most vulnerable kids, and (changing their insurance) can mean life or death for them,” said Joan Alker, executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University. “This is really very troubling.”..
Dr. Rishi Agrawal, an associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, agreed, adding that Florida should have more carefully considered how the insurance switch would affect the children’s health care.
“The process in Florida was particularly abrupt and poorly executed,” he said.

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel method of tracking HIV infection, allowing the behavior of individual virions — infectious particles — to be connected to infectivity…”This approach — and the ability to say ‘that virion infected that cell’ — will help bring clarity to the field,” said principal investigator Thomas Hope, a professor of cell and molecular biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

For now, hospitals, which charge an average $2,600 for an MRI, seem sanguine about this new competition. But they shouldn’t be, says Dr. Joel Shalowitz, a professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine who also teaches at the Kellogg School of Management. “If they’re not running at reasonable capacity, it’s a huge threat,” he says.

If you’re taking a hormonal birth control pill and using it as directed, you’re not ovulating, Lauren Streicher, M.D., an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, tells SELF. “The hormones in the pill, particularly progesterone, are tricking your body into thinking you’re pregnant,” she explains.

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