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Northwestern Memorial Hospital Named NPF Center for Pancreatitis - 12/01/2016
Northwestern Medicine scientists use advanced technology to better understand a devastating neurodegenerative disorder - 11/28/2016
Northwestern Medicine Delnor Health & Fitness Center Awarded Medical Fitness Association Recertification - 11/21/16
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Ranked First in the Nation for Heart Failure Survival - 10/18/16
Northwestern Medicine First in Illinois to Implant New FDA-Approved Aortic Valve - 9/29/16
17th Consecutive Year Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Named to “Working Mother 100 Best Companies” - 9/27/16
The Urban Resilience Network (TURN) Unveils Research, Training and Services Related to Addressing Violence and Trauma in Bronzeville - 9/21/16
Northwestern Medicine Launches Landmark Study into Effects of Common Antidepressants on Pregnant Women - 9/12/16
NFL players’ careers most affected by surgery to patellar tendon, Achilles tendon and ACL - 9/6/16
Northwestern Medicine's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Celebrates Transcatheter Valve Program - 8/24/16
Northwestern Medicine First in Illinois to Perform TAVR on Low-Risk Patient - 8/19/16
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Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer and actor Ben Stiller discuss the topic of prostate cancer on the Today Show - 11/22/16
Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD, chair of urology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, appeared on the Today Show this morning alongside actor Ben Stiller to discuss the topic of prostate cancer with Matt Lauer. Dr. Schaeffer performed Stiller’s prostate cancer surgery in 2014.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. Approximately 85 percent of prostate cancers are detected by simple blood work.
“We recommend active treatment for men,” said Dr. Schaeffer. “The best and most important step for individual men is to discuss rather or not they should get testing for prostate cancer with their doctor. It’s a personal decision.”
For more information about prostate cancer or to schedule an appointment call 312.695.8146 or visit prostatecancer.nm.org.
Northwestern Medicine physicians, patients, survivors and caregivers participated in the 3rd annual Lung Force Walk on Sunday benefitting the American Lung Association (ALA). Roughly 60 team members across the hospital system joined together to help raise, and surpass, the goal of over $5,000 to help in the fight against lung cancer and other lung diseases.
“Lung cancer is no longer stigmatized by people who smoke,” said Malcom DeCamp, MD, Northwestern Medicine’s chief of thoracic surgery who spoke at the opening ceremony. “It can affect anyone of us and that is why we need to spread awareness and raise money so that we can help put lung cancer in the rear view mirror.” Read More
Roger and Loretta Bovenkerk had 61 reasons to celebrate on August 25, 2016.
First, it was their 60th wedding anniversary.
Second, it was the celebration of Roger’s lifesaving heart procedure at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The Bovenkerks joined more than 50 other families whose lives had been changed by transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive valve replacement procedure that is an alternative for patients who may have trouble with open heart surgery. Read More
Jim Atkinson is a longtime fan of Northwestern Medicine cardiac care. Since 1993, he has exercised in a supervised setting a few times a week at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Center.
One afternoon, Atkinson was waiting in line at the gym’s café when he suddenly went into cardiac arrest and collapsed. The next six days of his life reinforced his appreciation for Northwestern Medicine healthcare professionals, whose comprehensive care saved his life. Read More