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Articles from Johns Hopkins

Articles from Johns Hopkins

A photo shows pediatrician Tina Kumra and medical office assistant Devona Fletcher.

Pediatrician Tina Kumra, center; medical office assistant Devona Fletcher, in blue scrubs; and other Johns Hopkins colleagues help prepare a nutritious meal for the weekly community dinner at The Church of the Guardian Angel. Kumra is office medical director for pediatrics at the nearby Johns Hopkins Community Physicians practice in the Remington section of Baltimore.

Practicing Culinary Medicine
10/03/2017
The Johns Hopkins Community Physicians practice in Remington holds cooking classes to help neighborhood residents improve their health.
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Picture This: Moment of Outreach
10/03/2017
Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, greets Naomi Bennett, a member of the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, to discuss East Baltimore’s struggles and how Johns Hopkins can help.
Combating Toxic Stress in St. Petersburg
10/03/2017
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital leads effort to raise awareness about adverse childhood experiences and their damaging impact.
Keeping Kids Healthy and Ready to Learn
10/03/2017
A Johns Hopkins pediatrics clinic fights asthma and other conditions at a Baltimore charter school.
Training Bystanders to Save Lives
10/03/2017
Stop the Bleed classes empower community members to assist during a trauma.
Plenty of Heart
10/03/2017
Faith-based CPR classes are lifesavers.
Paul Rothman, M.D.
A Commitment to our Communities
10/03/2017
Our community initiatives have been reinvigorated throughout all of our neighborhoods, from Baltimore to St. Petersburg, Florida.
Employee Appreciation 2017: A Celebration of Five to 50 Years
09/21/2017
Nearly 2,000 employees of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System Corporation were celebrated at the Employee Appreciation Ceremony.
Innovating Patient Care with Telemedicine and Precision Medicine
09/21/2017
The Johns Hopkins Medicine Town Meeting had two panel discussions on how Johns Hopkins is innovating patient care through telemedicine and and precision medicine.
Caffeine, Creativity and 99 Solutions to Medicine’s Pressing Problems
09/20/2017
Multidisciplinary teams forsake sleep for 36-hour MedHacks competition.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Women’s Board Best Dressed Sale and Boutique
08/28/2017
Event has combined fashion and philanthropy since 1967.
Celebrating Our Diverse Community of Dedicated Employees
08/28/2017
More than 800 employees will be recognized at the annual service awards ceremony, set for Sept. 11.
A photo of three current female Division chiefs Gina Adrales, in front of an archival photo showing, the first woman on the medical staff of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Rise of Female Surgeons at Johns Hopkins
08/28/2017
A growing number of women are shattering gender barriers at Johns Hopkins, encouraged by leadership that has made a priority of hiring and promoting female surgeons.

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Bones of the Past Spur Renewed Focus on Conservation
09/15/2017

Johns Hopkins paleontologist and her collaborative team of scientists report they have clear evidence that the arrival of humans and subsequent human activity throughout the islands of the Caribbean were likely the primary causes of the extinction of native mammal species there.  The evidence, they say, highlights the need for urgent human intervention to protect the native mammal species still inhabiting the region.

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09/15/2017

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in blood. They’ve used it to accurately identify more than half of 138 people with early-stage colorectal, breast, lung and ovarian cancers. 

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Pediatric Brain Tumor | Declan’s Story
Five-year-old Declan had an MRI to monitor a growth hormone deficiency. Afterward, his parents got shocking news: The scan showed Declan had a large craniopharyngioma brain tumor. The family found themselves at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, where Declan had brain surgery the next day. Watch neurosurgeon Alan Cohen and the pediatric neurosurgical team discuss how they removed this tumor.
Meniscus Surgery | Grace's Story
Grace Herpel was an avid runner with 5 long distance races planned for 2016. But after tearing her left meniscus during the Ocean City half marathon in April 2016, she feared she might never run again. Grace’s primary care doctor referred her to Dr. Miho Tanaka, orthopaedic surgeon and director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Tanaka understood Grace’s determination and listened to her concerns. Based on Grace’s goal of getting back to her previous level of performance, they decided on surgery to repair the meniscus, followed by rehabilitation. One year later, Grace is back to running long distances and living the life she loves - a life in motion.