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2024
February
26,
2024
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
A typical resting heart rate for an adult is 60 to 100 beats per minute. Beth Jones’ heart rate would soar to 180 beats per minute and stay that high for hours, even while just sitting on the couch. The school administrator from St. Charles was suffe...
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February
24,
2024
| 13:51 PM America/Chicago
CHICAGO - Inspired by the generosity of its employees, Northwestern Medicine is donating $200,000 to area food banks. The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank will each receive $100,000. Health system leaders thanked staff ...
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February
21,
2024
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Since first noticing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease 12 years ago, there is one prescription that Mike DeBartolo says came naturally to him – exercise. The Wilmette resident keeps nimble in the warmer months playing golf and tenni...
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February
20,
2024
| 09:59 AM America/Chicago
Andrew DeLuca woke up with back pain a day after moving an air conditioner unit. Within hours he was close to death. The 82-year-old from Tinley Park didn’t realize he had a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), a condition with a survival rate o...
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February
19,
2024
| 09:59 AM America/Chicago
The year Sidney Wallach was born, construction crews were putting the final touches on the Lincoln Memorial.  Born on February 18, 1922, Wallach turned 102 on February 18.  His care team at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital hosted a birthday...
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February
13,
2024
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
Northwestern Memorial Hospital nurses print off the patient’s last few steady heartbeats from the EKG machine, place the sheet of paper in a glass bottle and attach a ribbon with the patient’s name...
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February
07,
2024
| 15:34 PM America/Chicago
To help address community health disparities, Northwestern Medicine provides funding to local organizations that work towards meeting the most urgent needs for their residents. With behavioral health identified as a top need for those across Lake Cou...
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February
07,
2024
| 14:36 PM America/Chicago
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital provides patients requiring radiation treatment one less step to worry about during their treatment journey. Radiation therapy often involves permanent tattoos applied to the patient’s skin for treatment pur...
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February
01,
2024
| 00:01 AM America/Chicago
Primary tumors of the heart impact less than .02% of the population
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January
24,
2024
| 15:32 PM America/Chicago
Northwestern Medicine and the South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District are collaborating to offer life-saving stroke diagnosis and treatment to residents of the South Elgin area and the northwestern suburb. Northwestern Medicine’s Mobile ...
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January
10,
2024
| 14:38 PM America/Chicago
Northwestern Medicine is opening a new 80,000 square-foot medical office building in Oak Brook, Illinois this January. The Northwestern Medicine Oak Brook Outpatient Center, located at 1001 Commerce Drive, houses immediate, primary and specialty care...
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2023
December
20,
2023
| 10:26 AM America/Chicago
The St. George Corporation, an organization dedicated to promoting the general health of the community in the south suburbs of Chicago, has gifted $51 million to Northwestern Medicine for the development of a new cancer institute in Orland Park. A ce...
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December
18,
2023
| 10:00 AM America/Chicago
A patient with stage 3 lung cancer was the first at Northwestern Medicine to undergo the innovative procedure
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December
12,
2023
| 14:02 PM America/Chicago
By combining inpatient and outpatient services into a new Procedure Center, Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is improving and increasing access for patients with complex medical issues. The new 2,900-square-foot center, located...
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December
11,
2023
| 09:12 AM America/Chicago
Patients will soon be able to choose “X” as a sex designation at Northwestern Medicine’s 11 hospitals and more than 200 outpatient locations throughout Illinois. “X” is a sex designation on government identification documents that represents a legal ...
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December
04,
2023
| 12:28 PM America/Chicago
After surviving his third liver transplant, a kidney transplant, brain surgery and numerous other complications, holiday celebrations mean more than ever this year to Will Fleming and his partner, Mary Wright. To the Wilmette couple, it doesn’t seem ...
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November
30,
2023
| 11:20 AM America/Chicago
In response to the growing need for additional emergency mental health services throughout the country, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Illinois, recently added and renovated 4 new emergency department rooms to create additional spac...
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November
22,
2023
| 04:00 AM America/Chicago
An elementary school teacher had two double-lung transplants after a series of common respiratory infections destroyed her lungs, requiring her to be on ECMO for five months.
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November
20,
2023
| 16:07 PM America/Chicago
Cardiac MRI is now available at Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital. The versatile tool is used to diagnose many cardiac conditions and is the best test available to understand in full detail the structure of the heart.Northwestern Medicine’s imagin...
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November
17,
2023
| 11:16 AM America/Chicago
To the pulsating beat of David Bowie’s “Under Pressure,” Joffrey Ballet dance instructor Carly Liegel leads her class through a series of dance moves at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center. Concentrating on every step and gracef...
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November
13,
2023
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital invites the community to a day of wellness in honor of National Rural Health Day on November 16th.  From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., health screenings, activities for kids and adults, and information booths will be av...
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November
10,
2023
| 12:18 PM America/Chicago
Residents in and around Mokena now have easier access to nationally ranked Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute physicians. New cardiology services are now available at Northwestern Medicine Mokena, located at 21202 South Owens Road.G...
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November
09,
2023
| 13:04 PM America/Chicago
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute cardiologists established an advanced heart failure clinic at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago
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November
08,
2023
| 01:00 AM America/Chicago
During an innovative procedure, surgeons removed 34-year-old Davey Bauer’s infected lungs, created an artificial lung to keep him alive, placed breast implants inside the chest cavity to keep the heart in place, and listed Bauer for a double-lung tra...
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November
07,
2023
| 14:38 PM America/Chicago
A new partnership based in Northwestern Medicine’s Comprehensive Transplant Center will help Chicago’s leading academic biomedical researchers deliver innovative treatments and technologies to patients faster. The Chicago Biomedical Consortium Hub fo...
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November
01,
2023
| 07:37 AM America/Chicago
Northwestern Medicine is now providing primary care, immediate care and specialty care to patients in Old Irving Park and expanding services in northwest Chicago.
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November
01,
2023
| 01:00 AM America/Chicago
First in Chicago to offer an innovative treatment plan outside of clinical trials for pregnant patients, as the CDC releases new guidelines for testing infants exposed to the virus during pregnancy
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October
30,
2023
| 16:30 PM America/Chicago
Like a zombie brought back to life. That’s how the medical team describes Brenda Sharp following implantation of a spinal cord stimulator to control her debilitating pain. Now the 50-year-old Kirkland resident is full of energy and is no longer takin...
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October
26,
2023
| 14:51 PM America/Chicago
Mary Pietruziewicz was enjoying a cocktail with her husband when her speech became garbled. Concerned, he rushed her to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital’s Emergency Department where a CT scan revealed a blood clot in her brain.  Pietruziewicz wa...
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October
25,
2023
| 14:05 PM America/Chicago
Northwestern Medicine team members will distribute Narcan (naloxone) and provide education about opioid overdose prevention during National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Eight Northwestern Medicine locations will als...
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