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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For patients who need more help losing weight, Dr. Robert Kushner, professor of medicine at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, believes physicians should consider weight-loss medications approved in the last five years.

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When kids have food allergies, the children’s parents may think they have food allergies too, but this is often not the case, a new study found. The study was conducted by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University and the Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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One important factor could be whether hospitals are closely following the guidelines for treating a heart attack, said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, chair of preventive medicine for the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. For example, hospitals should promptly get patients on a multiple-drug regimen that reduces their risk of a second heart attack, and should follow-up regularly with patients to make sure they’re taking their medicine, said Lloyd-Jones, a spokesman for the American Heart Association.

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Dr. Ron Ackermann, the director of the institute for public health and medicine at Northwestern University, says he remembers his experience rotating through the specialties when he was in medical school. “You’ll be on a team that’s psychiatry, and a month later you’re on general surgery, and the culture is extraordinarily different,” he said. “It’s just sort of a feeling of whether you’re comfortable or not. At the end, most students have a strong feeling of where they want to gravitate.”

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Written by, Samer Attar, MD, assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
The genocide of our times keeps getting shoved out of sight and out of mind, but enough is enough. President Obama still has a chance to stand up for the Syrian people.

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Someday soon, customized bone implants could be as easy as a doctor scanning your body and switching on a 3D printer. Ramille Shah, an assistant professor at Northwestern University, led the research on a new synthetic bone-replacement material.

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“We all have these biases – they are the lenses through which we process information and they are a necessary part of the information-selection process,” says Mark Reinecke, professor and chief psychologist at Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Even physicians and mental health professionals have cognitive biases when making decisions for their own health and while treating patients.

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“The PSA test is a powerful tool that has to be used and interpreted in the right way,” said Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer, Stiller’s surgeon, and chair of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine. “Whether or not to get the test should be a shared decision-making process with a man and his doctor.”

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WHAT CAUSES FLUID IN THE LUNGS AND BRAIN? A virus? An overdose? Alcohol poisoning? Yes, yes and yes. There’s a long list, said Dr. Patrick Lank, a Northwestern Medicine assistant professor of emergency medicine in Chicago. “One of the more common things we see in the emergency department is related to drug overdose,” Lank said. “Alcohol would be a really common one. Also, cocaine, heroin and other opioids, or MDMA, which also is known as ecstasy or molly.” Viral infection could cause both pulmonary and cerebral edema, Lank said. “Trauma would be another potential cause” but would likely cause external marks. “Two people at the same time is odd,” Lank said. “It suggests more of a toxicologic or environmental cause, or a potential infection if they’re traveling together.”

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WHAT CAUSES FLUID IN THE LUNGS AND BRAIN? A virus? An overdose? Alcohol poisoning? Yes, yes and yes. There’s a long list, said Dr. Patrick Lank, a Northwestern Medicine assistant professor of emergency medicine in Chicago. “One of the more common things we see in the emergency department is related to drug overdose,” Lank said. “Alcohol would be a really common one. Also, cocaine, heroin and other opioids, or MDMA, which also is known as ecstasy or molly.” Viral infection could cause both pulmonary and cerebral edema, Lank said. “Trauma would be another potential cause” but would likely cause external marks. “Two people at the same time is odd,” Lank said. “It suggests more of a toxicologic or environmental cause, or a potential infection if they’re traveling together.”

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