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With Growing Transplant Waitlists, Doctors Seek More Organ Donors

As Northwestern Memorial Hospital celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first organ transplant, doctors were urging people to sign up as donors as part of National Donate Life Month in April.

04/11/2014

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Northwestern Medicine Marks 50th Anniversary Of First Organ Transplant

It’s an anniversary a lot of them didn’t expect to live to see. Organ recipients gathered this morning in Rosemont to mark 50 years since Northwestern Medicine’s first transplant.

04/06/2014

File Photo Of Surgeons At Work. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Northwestern Launches New Lung Transplant Program

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, only 52 lung transplants were performed last year at two centers in Illinois, forcing many patients to travel out of state.

04/03/2014

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Study: Eye Contact From Doctors Improves Trust

“We found that eye contact was really important for perceptions of empathy, so physicians that made more eye contact with their patients tended to be rated as more likable and empathetic,” said assistant professor Enid Montague.

10/16/2013

Antihistamines & Decongestants

Hay Fever Season Sets In; How To Protect Yourself

Hay fever season began on Aug. 8 and lasts for six weeks.

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2013

Randi Belisomo and her late husband Carlos Hernandez Gomez. (Source: Facebook)

Reporter, Northwestern Doctor Launch Website About Facing Terminal Illness

It’s a topic no one wants to talk about: death. A new website hopes to provide support for loved ones of people facing terminal illness.

08/02/2013