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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.
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Photo shows a valve-sparing aortic root replacement in a 6-year-old child with Loeys-Dietz syndrome with aortic root aneurysm and bicuspid valve. The aortic valve is re-implanted and preserved within a prosthesis, retaining its functionality while the tissue at risk of rupture or dissection is replaced with the prosthesis.
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.
An illustration of the Enhanched Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Pathway shows the connections between the patient, senior leaders, the improvement team and coordination team.
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 photo shows Matsie Bosmans.
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.
A photo shows Robert Higgins.
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.

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woman using a mobile health app
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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Nucleus of a cell undergoing parthanatos.
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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