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While no one wants to think about the possibility that one day their health, or a loved one’s, might be compromised and prevent them from making their own health care decisions, it becomes an unfortunate reality for many Americans every day. Today, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance for every adult to take the time to consider what their health care wishes are, and developing advance directives to make sure those wishes are known to their care team and loved ones.

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Breathe.

 

It sounds so simple, right? Meditation has been shown to help with chronic pain, reduce depression and increase focus. For those interested, how can one start and then sustain a meditation practice?

On April 29, Margaret Crowley, PsyD, will present “Mindful Moments in Meditation,” as part of “LivingWell: A 360 Approach to Health and Happiness” at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Northwestern Medicine® is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its organ transplant program, which began with a kidney transplant on Feb. 18, 1964, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. While we recently posted a blog discussing the importance of this milestone, we also wanted to see what some of our transplant experts had to say about the achievement and the future of transplantation.

Take a look at the video below featuring Take a look at the video below featuring John Friedewald, MD, transplant nephrologist and director of clinical research for Northwestern Medicine's Comprehensive Transplant Center, as he shares his thoughts in this ongoing video series.

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In recognition of its commitment to treatment and cutting-edge research, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual has joined Northwestern Medicine and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in proclaiming April Parkinson’s disease awareness month in Chicago.

“Parkinson’s is a disease that impacts not just the person diagnosed with the disease, but also their family and loved ones,” said Tanya Simuni, MD, director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. “The Northwestern Parkinson ’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center bring together the most advanced resources of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the top research of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to offer patients and their families the best possible treatment of today while working to uncover the Parkinson’s treatment of the future.”

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When Sandra Marante came to Northwestern Medicine, a rare brain malformation threatened not only her life, but also her ability to sing. We studied her brain's response to music through a unique application of personalized brain mapping - allowing us to remove the mass while preserving her incredible gift. 

Bernard R. Bendok, MDRichard A. Bernstein, MD, and Andrew M. Naideck, MD,  discuss advanced brain imaging and mapping procedure. 

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