Northwestern Memorial Hospital

New way to prevent some strokes discovered

Larry Ambrose was diagnosed as having a stroke a few days after he woke up one night, wandered into his kitchen and couldn't read the time on his microwave. Ambrose, like 25 percent of all stroke patients, experienced a cryptogenic ...

Jun 25, 2014
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A 'guardian angel' to watch over your heart

When a heart attack begins, a stopwatch starts. With each passing minute heart tissue is deprived of blood, causing it to deteriorate or die. In order to minimize damage to the heart, blood flow must be restored promptly, ...

Apr 26, 2011
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Kidney transplanted twice in two weeks

For the first time, a kidney that had been donated to a patient in need was removed and implanted into a new patient, the third individual to have the organ, after it failed in the first transplant recipient. Ray Fearing, ...

Apr 25, 2012
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New approach to thyroid surgery eliminates neck scar

As the rate of thyroid cancer continues to climb, doctors are urging patients to be more cautious about thyroid nodules, a common disorder that is responsible for a small but growing number of thyroid cancer cases. Thyroid ...

Aug 09, 2011
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