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Discussion to Define Populism and Its Role in Economic Justice

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Speaker to discuss populism.

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High Energy Physics, Detector R&D, Nuclear Physics

A Road Trip to Test a Magnetic Cloak at Argonne National Laboratory

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In December, five students from Stony Brook University in New York and their research professor loaded a prototype of a magnetic cloak into an SUV and set off for Argonne National Laboratory, nearly 900 miles away.

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Diabetes, registered dietitian nutritionist

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Diabetes Prevention Programs Provided by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Are More Effective: Research Review in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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The March issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides more evidence that registered dietitian nutritionists are an effective solution to the expensive health care cost of preventing diabetes.

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Asian Health Coalition, Asian health, University Of Chicago, Center for Asian Health Equity, asian health disparities

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Fornessa T. Randal Appointed Executive Director of Asian Health Coalition and UChicago’s Center for Asian Health Equity

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Fornessa T. Randal has been appointed executive director of the Asian Health Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy group, as well as the University of Chicago’s Center for Asian Health Equity.

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The Perfect Bracket: DePaul Mathematician Talks Longshot Odds of Predicting March Madness

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As college basketball fans get set to fill out their brackets this March Madness, DePaul University mathematics professor Jeff Bergen offers some perspective on the odds of creating the perfect bracket. It’s more likely, said Bergen, to predict the winning party in the next 62 presidential elections through the year 2264 than to pick all 63 games correctly in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

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William Halperin and James Sauls Are Awarded London Prize

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Northwestern University physicists William P. Halperin and James A. Sauls have been awarded the prestigious international Fritz London Memorial Prize for 2017. Awarded every three years, the London Prize recognizes scientists who have made outstanding experimental and theoretical contributions to the field of low-temperature physics.

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New Mobile App Helps Families, Individuals Cope with Dementia

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing have developed a free mobile app for individuals suffering from dementia, their families and caregivers, as a way to improve the quality-of-life, well-being and knowledge of the disease that affects nearly 48 million people worldwide.

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Diabetes, Mental Health, diabetes distress, Chronic Disease, Healthcare, Distress, Depression, Stress

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Feeling Overwhelmed Trying to Manage Diabetes?

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Recognize the signs and symptoms of diabetes distress with these five tips.

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National Nutrition Month

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For National Nutrition Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward”

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Each March, the Academy encourages everyone to focus on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. Whether you’re planning meals to prepare at home or making selections when dining out, always “Put Your Best Fork Forward” to help find your healthy eating style.

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Loyola Medicine Achieves Electronic Medical Record Milestone

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Loyola Medicine has reached an advanced stage in the implementation of outpatient electronic medical records, according to HIMSS Analytics, a respected healthcare advisor in information technology

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EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 28-Feb-2017 1:00 PM EST

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Cancer, Commission On Cancer (Coc) Outstanding Achievement Award

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22 Cancer Care Facilities Receive Outstanding Achievement Award From the ACS Commission on Cancer

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The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its year-end 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 22 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States.

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5 Things to Do to Feel Better During Spring Allergy Season

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Unseasonably warm temperatures throughout the country are bringing an early allergy season. 5 tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology will help allergy sufferers cope with symptoms.

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Loyola Research Center Receives Green Building Award

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Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE) has received the prestigious LEED® gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Systolic Blood Pressure, H, High Blood Pressure

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Intensive Lowering of Systolic Blood Pressure Would Prevent 107,500 Deaths Per Year

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Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would prevent 107,500 deaths per year in the United States, according to a study by researchers at Loyola University Chicago and other centers.

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Bariatric, gastric balloon, Weight Loss Surgery

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Gastric Balloon Is New Weight Loss Option

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved another option to treat obesity – a grapefruit-size gastric balloon that takes up as much as half the volume of the stomach.

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Northwestern University, Heart, Heart Health

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Northwestern Student Designs Heart Health Workshop for College-Aged Women

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A Northwestern University undergraduate student has developed a workshop to show young women why heart disease isn’t only a problem for older men. The free workshop will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Wildcat Room (room 101) in Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive in Evanston. It is open to the public.

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Federal Judge to Speak to Northwestern Law Community

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The Honorable Gerard E. Lynch of the 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
 will visit Northwestern Pritzker School of Law as the Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar.He will participate in a moderated conversation with Northwestern Law Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 in Lincoln Hall, 357 E.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, Neurobiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, NIH, National Institutes Of Health (NIH), National Institute Of Mental Health, Northwestern Medicine

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OCD-Like Behavior Linked to Genetic Mutation

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A new Northwestern Medicine study found evidence suggesting how neural dysfunction in a certain region of the brain can lead to obsessive and repetitive behaviors much like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).repetitive actions.

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Chad Mirkin, International Institute for Nanotechnology, IIN, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Bioengineering

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Chemist Nathan Gianneschi to Join Northwestern

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Chemist Nathan C. Gianneschi, whose interdisciplinary research has the potential to make a significant impact in human health, will join the Northwestern University faculty, effective July 1, the University announced today. Gianneschi, a Northwestern alumnus, has developed new methods for creating nanomaterials that can sense and respond to biological signals.







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