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The Force Is Strong at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Seven local Star Wars volunteer characters spent the day at the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center with one common goal: to make patients forget they were in the hospital.Read More
New Treatments for Connective Tissue Disorders
Although connective tissue disorders are relatively rare, Johns Hopkins physicians currently treat more than 1,000 families affected by these conditions, one of the largest clinical practices worldwide to specialize in this area.
Improving Patient Care and Outcomes in Colorectal Surgery: The ERAS Pathway
Eliminating preventable harm is now a top priority for health care organizations across the country. At Johns Hopkins, a new approach has already improved multiple aspects of surgical care, including patient outcomes, value and experience. Notably, in colorectal surgery, it has reduced hospital stays by 50 to 60 percent
Renovated Facility Offers State-of-the-Art Rehabilitation
A new facility at The Johns Hopkins Hospital will provide state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation care that focuses on quickly returning patients to their daily lives.
A Fine Balance Between the NICU and the Professional Racquetball Tour
Samantha Simmons joined The Johns Hopkins Hospital nearly a year ago as a neonatal ICU nurse, where she cares for some of the hospital’s tiniest patients. She’s also ranked as the No. 26 racquetball player in the world, according to the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour.
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.
3 Deans Expand Diversity at the School of Medicine
Three deans in the school of medicine share their approach to diversity and inclusion.
A New Patient and Family Handbook Delivers a Warm and Informative Welcome
The new Johns Hopkins Hospital patient handbook is an engaging introduction to Johns Hopkins that invites patients and their families to become active participants in the care process.
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.
Lift Every Voice
The 35th Johns Hopkins Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration was held January 13, 2017.
3-D Bioprinter Makes Beating Heart Tissue
A pediatric cardiac surgeon is printing cardiac tissue that could one day surgically patch damaged hearts.
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.
Latest in Research
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.
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.
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.
Johns Hopkins inHealth | Precision Medicine
What is precision medicine? Precision medicine involves using more measurements and data to improve diagnosis; better tailoring treatments for patients; and using technology and analytical tools to enhance patient care. Johns Hopkins inHealth is precision medicine.
The Joy of Medicine
Throughout Johns Hopkins, we have to be intentional about cultivating joy in medicine. We asked people across our health system what brings them joy on the job and here’s what they had to say.