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More than 1 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year in the United States alone. Doing their part to aid in cancer detection, faculty and residents in the Department of Dermatology volunteered their time on the morning of June 11 at a free skin cancer screening. Some 260 participants, most of them employees, stripped to their underwear and got the once-over, from the top of their scalps to the soles of their feet.

"We often pick up things that people are never even aware of," says Mona Mofid, dermatologist in charge of the event. "If detected and treated early, skin cancers such as melanoma are very manageable." Although a timely diagnosis is critical, avoiding excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation-worth mentioning now, at the height of the summer-is one of the easiest preventive measures of all. -MF

Jobs at Bayview

Seeking a position in nursing or allied health? In administration or management? Check out Hopkins Bayview's new job resource Web site at www.bayviewjobs.org. The site can also be accessed via Bayview's Internet site (www.jhbmc.jhu.edu). Click on "Imagine Working at Bayview" for information on career opportunities, benefits packages, and a listing of resources that can aid in building a successful career.

Live, From Baltimore...

 

It's the Children's Miracle Network Telethon! The 20th consecutive telethon, broadcast June 1 on ABC 2, introduced viewers to children and families who had benefitted from patient care and research at the Children's Center. Gov. Robert Ehrlich and Lt. Gov. Michael Steele dropped by to work the phones and encourage viewers to contribute to Maryland's premier pediatric hospital.

Telethon supports supplemental services not covered by health insurance, such as Child Life and bereavement and safety programs. Since its inception in 1984, the ABC 2 Telethon has raised $33 million for the Children's Center. This year's 10-hour marathon raked in a record $1.1 million.

 

 

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