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A photo shows Matsie Bosmans.

Matsie Bosmans talks with pediatric oncology nurse Lauren Wendt while receiving an infusion of antibiotics. 

A New Approach for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Johns Hopkins patients like Matsie Bosmans, 19, receive care that takes into account the physical and emotional characteristics of their age group.
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Atrial Fibrillation: Saying Goodbye to Blood Thinners
Nonpharmacologic treatment approaches can significantly reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation when blood thinners are not an option.
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Lift Every Voice
The 35th Johns Hopkins Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration was held January 13, 2017.
3 Deans Expand Diversity at the School of Medicine
Three deans in the school of medicine share their approach to diversity and inclusion.
Septic Shock After Routine Birth Leads to Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
As they made their initial incisions and entered the peritoneal cavity, it was clear that they’d made the right choice. Abundant infectious fluid spilled out of the patient’s abdomen, and necrotic tissue filled her uterus.
A New Way into the Brain
Sparing patients open craniotomies, neurosurgeon Kaisorn Chaichana uses the minimally invasive tubular retractor to reach deep-seated lesions within the brain.
Smart Stethoscope Zeros in on Lung Sounds
Johns Hopkins researchers are developing a stethoscope to filter noise from pediatric lung sounds for better diagnoses.
Advising the White House on Hearing Loss
Otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon Frank Lin advises the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House. The group directly advises the president on matters of hearing loss.
Predicting the Future for HPV-Related Cancers
Otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon Carole Fakhry and colleagues are working on methods to predict recurrence and long-term survival in patients with this subset of cancers. The goal: to determine how aggressive treatment should be.
Aging Brains, Stress and Alzheimer’s: A Correlation?
New research finds the aging brain more susceptible to cognitive effects of stress, potentially increasing Alzheimer's disease risk.
Bedside Psychiatry Team Screens Patients, Improves Outcomes
A new care model advocates for clinicians to assess medically unstable patients for mental health problems—before they escalate.
S2-alar-iliac Technique Revolutionizes Spinal Deformity Surgery
Pioneered by Johns Hopkins surgeons, the technique involves advancing the screw through the ala.
The graphic shows a puzzle in the shape of a pancreas.
Fighting Pancreatic Cancer as a Team
See how members from all specialties work in concert, discussing each patient to decide on the best course of care.

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Breast Cancer Risk? There’s an App for That

A free, web-based app could take some of the guesswork out of doctors’ decision whether to order a costly molecular test for women with early stage breast cancer that estimates the risk of recurrence.

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Altering the ‘Flavor’ of Humans Could Help Fight Malaria

New research suggests that a specialized area of the mosquito brain mixes tastes with smells to create unique and preferred flavors. The findings bring scientists closer to identifying a substance that makes humans’ flavor repulsive to malaria-bearing mosquitoes.

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Brain Cell ‘Executioner’ Identified

Surprisingly, strokes, brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s cause brain cell death through the same molecular chain of events. Now, researchers have pinpointed the protein at the end of that chain, potentially spurring new ideas for the development of drugs to prevent, stop or weaken the process.

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