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Current Press Releases
Dr. Scott Strong Joins Northwestern Medicine as Chief of Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery and Surgical Director of the Digestive Health Center - 1/22/2015
Northwestern Medicine Launches Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care - 1/20/2015
Should you go to the Emergency Department or an Immediate Care Center? - 1/13/2015
How To Stay Safe During Cold Weather - 1/6/2015
Shovel Snow Safely by Knowing Your Heart Disease Risk Factors - 1/5/2015
Dean M. Harrison Elected Chair of Illinois Hospital Association Board - 12/22/2014
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Earns Three-year Cancer Care Accreditation - 12/15/2014
Northwestern Medicine Radio Launches Two Weeks of Original Programming - 12/08/14
Chicago’s Ebola Resource Network Hospitals Achieve National Treatment Center Designation - 12/02/2014
Northwestern Medicine® Surgeons are First in the Country to Study Tumor Subject Using New Adaptive Hybrid Technology - 12/02/2014
Andrew Parsa, MD, PhD, Northwestern Medicine's chair of neurological surgery, presented a talk on Stroke Prevention 101 to students, their parents and staff at Chicago Public Schools Westinghouse High School on Jan. 20, 2015. Dr. Parsa's appearance was part of the annual Community Grand Rounds of the Northwestern Medicine Scholars program. Read More
How to tell the difference between a cold and the flu 1/21/15
By Bret Coons
When people get sick during the flu season, it is usually due to an upper respiratory viral infection, such as the common cold or a strain of influenza. Still, it can be very difficult for many to identify whether an illness is the cold or flu since the basic symptoms are often the same. So what are the differences, how can you tell if you really have the flu? Read More
Eczema woes are not just skin deep 1/15/15
By Marla Paul
Eczema wreaks havoc on its sufferers’ lives with health problems that are more than skin deep. Adults who have eczema -- a chronic itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood -- have higher rates of smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages and obesity and are less likely to exercise than adults who don’t have the disease, reports a new Northwestern Medicine® study.
These behaviors give them a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol as well as diabetes. They also have higher rates of insomnia. About 10 percent of adults in the U.S. have eczema.
“This disease takes a huge emotional toll on its sufferers, like chronic pain,” said lead study author Jonathan Silverberg, MD. “Because eczema often starts in early childhood, people are affected all through their developmental years and adolescence. It hurts their self-esteem and identity. That’s part of why we see all these negative behaviors.” Read More
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