Instagram LIVE interview with Dr. Ebony Carter about the Green Journal’s special issue!

Oct 3, 2023

Ebony B. Carter, MD, MPH

Look forward to hanging out with @HighRiskStork tonight to chat about the @greenjrnl Special Issue addressing #racism in #ReproductiveHealth, the backstory, and valuable lessons we’ve learned through this journey! Hope you can join us on instagram LIVE at 8 pm EST!

Sadiya Khan invested as the Magerstadt Professor of CV Epidemiology

Sep 19, 2023

Sadiya S Khan, MD, MSc

Overwhelmed by the honor and privilege to be invested with an unbelievable amount of gratitude to my village of mentors, sponsors, mentees, family, and friends like family who have lifted me. I am in awe and inspired by all who were also invested

Here’s Why Black People Are More Likely to Experience Heart Failure

SELF, Sep 5, 2023

The health care system has a lot of biases that are baked right in, but that’s far from the only issue.

By Sara Gaynes Levy

Medically reviewed by Kevin S. Shah, MD

Take a second to imagine your heart “failing.” You probably picture a lively, beating organ suddenly going quiet, losing its steady rhythm, and stopping blood flow in its tracks. But the term heart failure is easily misunderstood. It insinuates that the heart has completely shut down, but what’s really happening is it isn’t pumping blood as well as it should for your body’s needs. Your heart’s still going, but it’s struggling.

Neighborhood racial segregation linked to shorter life spans

Northwestern University, By Kristin Samuelson, Jul 14, 2023

Further proof that ‘your zip code is more important than your genetic code’

Black residents living in highly segregated neighborhoods have significantly shortened life expectancies, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Compared to residents living in less segregated predominantly white neighborhoods, life expectancies of people in highly segregated areas are four years shorter on average, the study found.

Heart failure risk elevated in young adult cancer survivors

AskbyGeeks, May 31, 2023

Sadiya S. Khan, MD, MSc
Sadiya Khan, MD, MS

Five-year risk of heart failure compared with patients not receiving anthracycline-based chemotherapy in a cohort of young adult (YA) cancer survivors diagnosed between January 2000 and January 2019 who received anthracycline-based chemotherapy Higher rates and overall higher risk of developing heart failure.

Northwestern medicine obstetrics and gynecology fiscal year 2022 annual report

Northwestern Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 10, 2023

The vision of Northwestern Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology is to serve as a global leader in obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health through innovations in person-centered care, research and education. This report is a summary of our accomplishments at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine over the last fiscal year, September 2021 to August 2022. Learn more about our work in the FY2022 OB-GYN Annual Report.

When there are maternity deserts, our women, our babies and our society suffers, by Nicole Karlis, March 23, 2023

Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH
Melissa Simon, MD

The closure of a labor and delivery unit in Idaho is a harbinger of what’s to come.

Melissa Simon, MD discusses the closures of many labor and delivery units at hospitals across the country and provides thought leadership on what the closures mean for pregnant people.

Does risk for heart disease start before birth?

American Heart Association, Newsroom, February 13, 2023

Sadiya S. Khan, MD, MSc
Sadiya S. Khan, M.D., M.Sc., FAHA

A new American Heart Association scientific statement summarizes the intergenerational impact of prepregnancy heart health

DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2023 — Preventing heart disease starts much earlier than you may realize, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in a Go Red For Women spotlight issue of the Association’s flagship, peer-reviewed journal Circulation.

Optimizing Prepregnancy Cardiovascular Health to Improve Outcomes in Pregnant and Postpartum Individuals and Offspring: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
Sadiya S. Khan et al.
Originally published13 Feb 2023 | |Circulation. 2023;147:e76–e91

Preventing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

Northwestern University, News Center, By Haleigh Ehmsen, October 18, 2022

This was originally published in October 2022 Breakthroughs.

A recent report by the CDC found that four out of five deaths during pregnancy, delivery or even up to a year postpartum could have been prevented. The U.S. has the highest maternal death rate of any high-income country, and research is needed to pinpoint why as well as determine how to prevent maternal deaths.

Discovering Patterns and Risk Factors

Through research into women’s heart health and experience during pregnancy, Northwestern scientists have learned the ways women’s health is impacted by social determinants, including what part of the country they live in.