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Organ Transplant Changes Reduce Wait Times For Kidney PatientsThe number of people waiting for an organ transplant continues to grow, with currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting for an organ transplant, and more people are added to the list each year.
With Growing Transplant Waitlists, Doctors Seek More Organ DonorsAs 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.
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.
Northwestern Launches New Lung Transplant ProgramAccording 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.
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.
Hay Fever Season Sets In; How To Protect YourselfHay fever season began on Aug. 8 and lasts for six weeks.
Reporter, Northwestern Doctor Launch Website About Facing Terminal IllnessIt'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.
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