Higher neighborhood segregation is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease for blacks and a lower risk for whites, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Many obstacles hinder vulnerable populations in the United States from seeking and receiving the healthcare they need. A series of studies by Northwestern Medicine investigator Melissa Simon shows that navigator programs can help patients get care despite barriers like income, insurance and language.
A new study by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania found that extending patch treatment beyond the standard eight-week duration is safe and leads to better smoking cessation rates.
Marilyn Cornelis, PhD, assistant professor in Preventive Medicine-Nutrition, draws on systems epidemiology approaches in her research to understand the potential health consequences of coffee consumption.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study is the first to explore the influence of online social networks in weight-management programs, finding that people who were more socially engaged also lost more weight during the program.
First-year medical students analyzed the health assets of Chicago’s neighborhoods by visiting the community and listening to residents and community representatives and presented their findings at a poster session.
A new Northwestern Medicine study found that testosterone replacement in the United States is more than twice as common among HIV-infected men than the general population.
Robert Murphy, MD, ’81, ’84 GME, director of the Center for Global Health, has received a National Cancer Institute grant to develop low-cost tests that will detect and monitor hepatitis C for patients in sub-Saharan Africa.
Domestic violence occurs at least as frequently, and likely even more so, between same-sex couples compared to opposite-sex couples, according to a review of literature by Northwestern Medicine scientists.
Through a partnership between Northwestern’s Center for Community Health and the Chicago Public School (CPS) Office of Student Health and Wellness, a new study focused on understanding the chronic disease reporting and management process in order to better serve the health care needs of CPS students with conditions such as asthma and food allergies.