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.
Woke up this morning with chapped lips, scratchy limbs and a face that crinkles like tinfoil? You’ve got vortex skin.
“As the weather gets colder,” says Dr. Steve Xu, a dermatology instructor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, “it gets more drying for our skin, and when you add the wind, that’s extremely drying to skin.”[…]Dehydration can be a danger for South Pole scientists who routinely work outdoors in severe cold, but it’s also an enemy of healthy skin, even in smaller doses, says Xu. “When it’s very dried out, your skin just doesn’t provide the kind of barrier you’re used to.” Dryness leads to cracking “dry riverbed skin” and allows your skin to be easily irritated. “All kinds of things can get in there,” Xu says, “chemicals from cosmetics, other things.”