Depression affects more than 350 million people of all ages around the world, and one of the key components to effective treatment of depression is timely and accurate diagnosis. A new blood test developed by a team at Northwestern would be the first of its kind to help predict the outcome of different types of therapy for depression.
College students face a lot of tough issues, and many don't know where to seek help. At Indiana, the Culture of Care Program is a place where students to heal each other.
When former University of Illinois engineering student Mallory Casperson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, she got high-quality medical care. Today, she’s three years cancer-free. She gave credit to her oncologists and others who helped her overcome the disease, while noting that they didn’t provide as much emotional support as she expected. Not that they had to — after all, that’s not their job. “The kind of lifestyle and personal treatment you get from a doctor varies from physician to physician,” Casperson said. “A lot of physicians are just into being a doctor and don’t necessarily have a helpful ear to