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Navigators help patients overcome health-care inequities

Traversing the healthcare system can be daunting for almost anyone. Add in the many obstacles that low-income uninsured populations face, and it becomes tremendously more difficult. But a new Northwestern Medicine study shows ...

Feb 25, 2015
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Why upper motor neurons degenerate in ALS

For the first time, scientists have revealed a mechanism underlying the cellular degeneration of upper motor neurons, a small group of neurons in the brain recently shown to play a major role in ALS pathology.

Jan 28, 2015
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Eczema woes not just skin deep

Eczema wreaks havoc on its sufferers' lives with health problems that are more than skin deep. Adults who have eczema—a chronic itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood—have higher rates of smoking, drinking ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Rihanna eases kids' pain after surgery

Pediatric patients who listened to 30 minutes of songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers of their choosing—or audio books—had a significant reduction in pain after major surgery, according to a new Northwestern ...

Jan 08, 2015
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