Every year, about 2,000 people under the age of 25 will die from sudden cardiac death — often with little or no warning signs. As summer play kicks into high gear for young athletes, here's what a Johns Hopkins cardiologist wants parents to know about heart health.
Because the HPV vaccine was designed to prevent cervical cancer, it is often thought of as something only for preteen and young women. Learn more about the dangers of HPV, and see why experts are also recommending the vaccine for boys.
Medical students are often inadequately trained to address the unique health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients. Learn about the efforts underway at Johns Hopkins to modernize the medical curriculum and help physicians better serve the LGBT community.
Patients are sometimes wary of having residents assist in their operations, but an analysis of 16,098 brain and spine surgeries finds that resident participation does not raise the risks for postoperative complications or death.
For cell division to be successful, pairs of chromosomes have to line up just right before being swept into their new cells, like the opening of a theater curtain. Discover how a protein works to stabilize this process and prevent potentially cancerous cell divisions.
When removing a brain tumor, neurosurgeons walk a tightrope, trying to remove as much cancer as possible without harming healthy brain tissue. Visually distinguishing between the two is often impossible, but researchers report that a new color-coded technology could revolutionize how brain surgery is performed.
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