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.
Craig Garfield, MD, interviewed parents with very low-birth-weight infants and developed a smartphone app to help them cope with concerns about the transition home from the hospital.
Young adult cancer survivors reported poorer physical and emotional health but better social health in a study by Northwestern Medicine scientists.
John Lumpkin, ’73 BMS, ’74 MD, was involved in Emergency Medicine when it was an emerging field, and went on to help shape public health policy both in Illinois and nationally.