Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the teaching hospital for Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, “everything matters”, research, physician training, patient care and advanced training programs in radiology and the like are available. Northwestern is an 800 plus hospital facility that is consistently rated high for research, patient care and physician education. It is a Level I Trauma Center and Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Northwestern Memorial Hospital has an extensive funding network for research projects.

Address
Department of Media Relations 240 East Ontario St., Suite 450 Chicago, Illinois 60611
Website
http://www.nmh.org/nmh/home.htm
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwestern_Memorial_Hospital

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Cardiology

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 ...

Surgery

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, ...

Medical research

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, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Early detection is key in the fight against ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is a rare but often deadly disease that can strike at any time in a woman's life. It affects one in 70 women and in the past was referred to as a silent killer, but researchers have found there are symptoms ...

Oncology & Cancer

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 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Life beyond cancer: Starting a family following treatment

Five years ago, Sheri Scott was beginning a new chapter in her life. The recently engaged 31-year-old was eagerly browsing bridal magazines and busy planning for her big day. Unfortunately, just weeks following her engagement, ...

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