What Happens To Your Body In The Extreme Cold? Beware Of Hypothermia, FrostbiteThe best advice for avoiding the adverse affects of the extreme cold gripping the Chicago area this week is to stay indoors, but if you must venture out in the sub-zero temperatures, experts say to avoid frostbite and hypothermia by dressing in layers and covering exposed skin.
Urologic Cancer Institute Opens Today At NorthwesternNorthwestern Medicine is opening a urologic cancer institute today to focus on treating cancers of the kidney, prostate, bladder and others.
Program Helps Moms, Newborns Addicted To Opioids Get HelpShe didn’t get the help she needed with her first pregnancy and lost custody of that child.
80,000 Deaths Caused By Flu Last Season, CDC SaysAn estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Miracle Drug Or Snake Oil? CBD Gaining Popularity As Medical Treatment"Amazing," "a magic bullet," "life-changing." Those are just some of the ways people describe cannabidiol, or CBD, a product they use to treat everything from pain to mental health conditions; but is it snake oil or the real deal?
New Support Group Helps Parents Cope With Modern Challenges Facing TeensStarting this week, health experts are offering support to parents in the western suburbs dealing with cyberbullying, depression, and other challenges facing teenagers.
Daylight Savings Time Can Help With Sleep PatternsA Northwestern Medicine expert on sleep disorders says there's a lot more to being rested and alert than that extra hour.
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.