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Current Press Releases
When the Holidays Aren’t So Happy: Treating, Preventing Seasonal Affective Disorder - 11/21/2014
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chosen by GE as a Center of Excellence for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery - 11/21/2014
Joint Commission Names Northwestern Memorial Hospital Top Performer on Key Quality Measures - 11/17/2014
Northwestern Medicine® Opens New Downtown Clinics - 11/6/2014
The Truth about the Flu Vaccine and How to Protect Yourself and Others this Season - 11/6/2014
Northwestern Medicine® Health System Receives Top Marks in Safety and Quality - 10/30/2014
Northwestern Medicine® Lake Forest Receives Nancy L. Hughes Home as Gift for New Hospital Campaign - 10/27/2014
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Organizes 5K to Support Breast Cancer Research - 10/27/2014
Mayor Emanuel, CDPH and Chicago Hospitals Announce Creation of Network of Providers as Part of Ongoing Preparedness Efforts in Unlikely Case of Ebola Diagnosis - 10/20/2014
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2014 - 10/15/14
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital win Consumer Choice Awards - 10/13/14
Prostate cancer screening: do you know the facts?
By Bret Coons
While prostate cancer is a relatively well-known men’s health issue, not everyone knows how screening for prostate cancer works. The most widely used lab method is called the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test. This test measures the how much PSA – which is an enzyme that is produced by the prostate – is present in a man’s blood. Normally, the amount of PSA present in a man’s blood is low, but when the prostate has cancer, the amount tends to increase. However, increased PSA levels can also be caused by a benign enlargement or inflammation of the prostate. Read More
What is new in lung cancer treatment and research?
By Bret Coons
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer is the second most common cancer among both men and women, and is the leading cause of cancer-related death in America. But research and treatments for lung cancer continue to improve. As a Northwestern Medicine oncologist, Jyoti Patel, MD, has seen some of the most important advances take place within the last ten years, especially in regard to new chemotherapy drugs, genetic testing and immunotherapy.
In the video below, Dr. Patel, who is also a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, discusses these new lung cancer treatments and why they are important. Read More
What every man should know about prostate cancer
By Bret Coons
November is a month that is often referred to as “Movember” as a way to help raise awareness about men’s health issues. One of the most important of these issues is prostate cancer, the most common form of cancer for American men according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
But as Northwestern Medicine urologist, Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD, points out in the video above, many men do not schedule regular check-ups with their doctor, which can lead to a serious problem if prostate cancer is present and never diagnosed. This is especially important since men who develop prostate cancer rarely experience any symptoms before they are diagnosed. Read More
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