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Current Press Releases
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
Northwestern Medicine Opens New Patient Pavilion on Downtown Chicago Campus - 10/13/14
Northwestern Medicine Physician Leads Medical Team for Bank of America Chicago Marathon - 10/09/14
Cardiovascular Screening for Athletes Can Detect Life Threatening Conditions - 10/06/14
Platanias Appointed Director of Lurie Cancer Center - 10/01/14
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Gives Chicago a Pink Makeover in October - 10/01/14
Northwestern Medicine Joins $20 Million National Uterine Fibroid Study - 09/30/14
Faith Leaders to Provide Post-Trauma Counseling to Address Effects of Violence - 09/18/14
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Recognized Among 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers 15 Years in a Row - 09/18/14
Protect the Back Early in Life to Avoid Injury - 8/28/14
Northwestern Medicine Celebrates Pastoral Care Week Oct. 20-24
By M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA, BCC, Staff Chaplain, Pastoral Services & Education, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
When ill and faced with challenging medical decisions, many persons use their faith to find strength, comfort and hope. Practices such as praying the rosary, reading scripture or meditating have been shown to significantly improve health outcomes. Patients tell us directly – they want their health care providers to respect their beliefs and ask about their spirituality as part of whole person care. Read More
Breast cancer and the importance of genetic testing - 10/17/14
By Bret Coons
Genetic testing for breast cancer is relatively new, but has become one of the most important factors in in determining the risk for breast cancer in women and its likelihood to reoccur. This is especially true for women with a family history of breast cancer or those who may not know their full family history.
According to Cesar Santa-Maria, MD, Northwestern Medicine oncologist and member of theRobert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, genetic testing and counseling can be critical when treating and screening for breast cancer. Read More
Do you have a minute? Here’s how to save a life - 10/23/14
By Sheila Galloro
It takes 30 seconds to learn how to save a life.
When an adult's heart suddenly stops beating without warning, it is known as sudden cardiac arrest. About 1,000 people every day in the United States suffer sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital – at home, work and public places. Victims only have about 10 minutes before survival is impossible. Having someone administer hands-only CPR – also known as chest compressions – can double that person’s chance of survival.
“It’s very easy to learn, just push hard and fast in the center of a person’s chest,” said Jordan Kaylor, MD, a Northwestern Medicine emergency medicine physician. “I’ve seen firsthand in the emergency department what happens if a bystander doesn’t preform CPR. You don’t have to be a medical professional. All you have to do is simple chest compressions while someone else calls 911.” Read More
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