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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Dr. Yoshihiro Tanaka, the study’s lead author, said the research did not prove AFib was causing more deaths, only that “it could be contributing to the increase.” He said the study was limited by possible misclassifications in the cause of death and a lack of data about when people were diagnosed with AFib, how long they had it and if they were treated for it.

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The Northwestern Memorial Hospital was recognized as the top hospital in Illinois and the number tenth in the country by the U.S. News & World Report. Apart from the “America’s Best Hospital” recognition given to Northwestern Memorial, several Northwestern Medicine hospitals also ranked high in Best Hospitals in the Chicago metro area and Illinois.

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For one thing, the vaccines induce a stronger immune response than a natural infection, especially if your COVID-19 symptoms were mild, said Mercedes Carnethon, an epidemiologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “We get a more robust and consistent response from the vaccine,” Carnethon told my colleague Amina Khan.

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“The end game is most people who get breakthrough infections either have very mild symptoms or no symptoms. They rarely end up in the hospital, and they don’t die,” said Dr. Robert Murphy, executive director of the Institute for Global Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “The big question is how infectious are they? That’s what we are trying to find out,” he said in a Northwestern news release.

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“Our results suggest that building wealth is important for health at the individual level, even after accounting for where one starts out in life,” said Greg Miller, a faculty fellow at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research, in Chicago. “So, from a public health perspective, policies that support and protect individuals’ ability to achieve financial security are needed.”

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Study author Dr. Sadiya Khan said the findings make a case for more comprehensive heart assessments prior to pregnancy rather than focusing on isolated individual risk factors, such as high blood pressure (“hypertension”) or body mass index (an estimate of body fat based on height and weight).

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“We know that the level of antibodies one gets from natural infection varies depending on the severity of their infection,” said Mercedes Carnethon, an epidemiologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. On the other hand, “we get a more robust and consistent response from the vaccine.” That makes it a better bet “for immunity over a long period of time,” she said.

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