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Suburban Hospital’s inpatient diabetes service ensures a comprehensive approach to care that helps patients control their condition and improve their lives and wellbeing. The program has dramatically reduces both length of stay in the hospital and readmissions.

Neil A. Grauer tells the story of the woman who directed a department in the school of medicine longer than anyone else.

Members of the Johns Hopkins community recall the late congressman's integrity and dedication to improving the health and lives of his fellow Baltimoreans.

Johns Hopkins anesthesia technologist program, offered in partnership with CCBC, prepares students for career in anesthesia support.

Johns Hopkins University officials recently announced their selection of Vines Architecture to lead the planning stages for a multidisciplinary building that will honor the legacy of Henrietta Lacks at the 10th annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture.

The annual conference brings together experts from across specialties to educate and empower women about their health.

For 25 years, A Women’s Journey has presented insights into some of the latest breast cancer research by Johns Hopkins faculty members.

Pediatric pulmonologist Lydia Kim hopes the new Johns Hopkins Howard County Sleep Clinic will make care more accessible for existing patients, and also improve community pediatricians’ detection of sleep-related disorders ranging from insomnia and night terrors to snoring and sleep apnea.

Science Over Stigma - 10/08/2019

The chief of transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins calls an unwritten “6 months sober” rule that refuses liver transplants to patients with alcoholic hepatitis “a death sentence.” Read how Cameron and his Johns Hopkins colleagues offer hope to these patients and how an $8.4 million NIH grant is helping Cameron study the disease.

At 4 a.m. on October 7, Gregg Semenza received a phone call that most scientists can only imagine: The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, informed him that he was a co-winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Gregg Semenza won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work illuminating how cells cope with low oxygen levels.

Simulations on digital replicas of diseased hearts accurately identified where clinicians need to destroy tissue to restore the heart’s normal rhythm.

In 1976, Johns Hopkins geriatrician John Burton launched the elder house call program, which revolutionized home care at Johns Hopkins.

A new medical education pathway aims to identify potential leaders and help them master skills to teach the next generation of physicians.

Osler alum Abner Notkins describes his ongoing, illustrious, six-decade career as chief of the Experimental Medicine Section at the National Institutes of Health.

The director of the Johns Hopkins Osler Medical Residency is hopeful that, as one of five institutions awarded an AMA grant to study the effects of burnout on residents, a diverse team will gather evidence, test hypotheses and develop interventions.

Class Notes - 10/02/2019

Find out who was honored with awards for exceptional scholarship and leadership, and meet the new assistant chiefs of staff.

Johns Hopkins offers easily accessible mental health help

Cardiac imaging specialist Shelby Kutty aims to unleash the power of ultrasound as a therapeutic, as well as diagnostic, tool for pediatric patients.

A series of studies using suforaphane — a natural compound derived from broccoli sprouts — showed potential to tweak chemical imbalances in the brains of people with schizhophrenia.

A new online, self-paced tutorial about opioids improves knowledge and reduces risky behaviors.

Four new scholarly tracks make it possible for residents to develop an area of expertise, aided by faculty mentors.

Cell biologist Andy Ewald reflects on the first year and a half of cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Center for Cancer Target Discovery and Development.

What makes Henrietta Lacks’ cells so immortal? Scientists suspect it has something to do with the human papilloma virus that caused her cancer. Henrietta’s cells helped to shape modern medicine as we know it.

Headlines - 10/01/2019

Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences in the news.

Highlights - 10/01/2019

Newsroom highlights for October 2019

In Brief - 10/01/2019

Faculty highlights for October 2019

For patients with intractable depression, a new esketamine clinic — among the first in the U.S. — can provide immediate relief.

Well before recent news reports of people across the country being admitted to hospitals with sudden and severe lung injury related to vaping, Johns Hopkins pediatric pulmonologists were studying vaping’s impact on lung development in children.

The new facility offers adult and pediatric patients precise cancer treatment, the benefits of expert research and access to nationally recognized specialists.

The Johns Hopkins bioethicist is helping set global guidelines for genetic modifications that can be passed from one generation to the next. In a Q&A, he explains what’s at stake.

During sexual health awareness month, Maria Trent, president of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, discusses how pediatricians and parents can help teens better understand the issues surrounding their sexual health.

Child psychiatrist Christopher Hammond has been engaged in youth addiction research and clinical work for the past ten years. As a clinician, he focuses on treating both the addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders in adolescents and young adults.

Johns Hopkins clinicians deliver primary care at home for patients age 65 and older who struggle with chronic conditions such as heart failure and dementia.

With Suburban Hospital doubling in size due to the opening of a clinical addition this winter, volunteers continue to play a vital role in supporting care.

Surrounded by a family of health care providers, Steve Snelgrove felt it was a natural fit that he pursue a career in health care.

Hear Dr. Bennett speak about growing up in Baltimore, his journey to leadership of Johns Hopkins Bayview, what makes the hospital special, and his love of travel.

A program combining text messages and home visits resulted in fewer new infections over the study period: 28% compared with 14% for the standard-of-care group.

Phoebe Bacon loved being a nurse at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, but loves being the hospital’s librarian even more.

Local support group helps patients with sickle cell champion each other.

Jacky Schultz joined the hospital in 2005 and has served in a number of positions.

Michael Edenburn was a toddler when he underwent the groundbreaking operation that gave birth to modern cardiac surgery and has saved thousands of children’s lives.

Hispanic Hopkins employees use their backgrounds to improve communication with patients, community.

Suburban Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program helped Rodney Vieira become a marathon runner after a heart attack at age 41.

Patients with complex conditions living in Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore, among other places a good distance from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, see pediatric subspecialists without the long trip to Baltimore.

Microscope Man - 09/01/2019

When researchers need novel microscoping technologies, biomedical engineer Scot Kuo is ready for their call

Biologist Kenneth Witwer discusses the importance of extracellular vesicle research and a recent grant from the National Institutes of Health.

If you work in the lab of Johns Hopkins researcher Deborah Andrew, you’ll know that spit glands come in many colors. Our image of the month is from Andrew’s lab, where she has made a new discovery about the spit glands of mosquitos.

Watch: Biomedical engineer Natalia Trayanova’s 3-D replicas of the heart allow researchers to test for and predict where irregular heartbeats persist far more precisely than what can be determined in the clinic.

Headlines - 09/01/2019

Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences in the news.

Highlights - 09/01/2019

Newsroom highlights for September 2019

In Brief - 09/01/2019

The inaugural session of Camp Charm City was designed to ensure that children with diabetes from across Baltimore City and County would have access to a fun, safe and supportive camp where kids learn to thrive while managing their disease.

An algorithm aims to analyze pictures through an app and electronic medical records system to prediagnose Lyme disease.

Pediatric operating room nurse Grace Babia found unusual ways to “make things better” for a young patient and his father.

Johns Hopkins Medicine experts will collaborate in order to improve care while reducing hospital stays for people with chronic conditions.

New resources provide updates and information for using the electronic medical record system.

A dozen projects harnessing advances in artificial intelligence are underway at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

The 2019 DELTA awards offer grants of up to $75,000 each for new digital approaches to education at The Johns Hopkins University.

While there can be benign reasons that newborns fail their initial hearing screening, including amniotic fluid in the middle ear or a too noisy environment during testing, for three of every 1,000 infants, there’s real hearing loss. Too many of those babies, however, face delays in diagnosis.

Among the winners of a Digital Education & Learning Technology Acceleration Grant were the creators of a computer program that takes a live image of a user’s face and reveals the intricate network of nerves, arteries and muscles below the skin.

Summer Reading - 08/08/2019

Yearning for a good book? Find out what Johns Hopkins Medicine leaders recommend for your 2019 summer reading pleasure.

Two pivotal clinical trials announced this spring found that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) could be used to safely treat aortic stenosis even in patients with a low risk of death from surgery.

Washington-area patients with aortic stenosis can benefit from the latest treatments at Suburban Hospital.

Ophthalmologist Ashley Behrens says protecting your eyes from damaging rays is more important than you might think.

A Perfect Score - 08/06/2019

Johns Hopkins is among the nation’s first academic medical centers to fully comply with a federal law that requires accurate, transparent reporting of clinical trial results.

The school of medicine gives 12 neighborhood-based groups a total of $125,000 for community improvements.

The Institute for Excellence in Education celebrates a decade of working to improve medical education.

As they search for treatments for neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease, researchers need a larger supply of human tissue to study. The Brain Resource Center has the tissue specimens — diseased and healthy ones —the researchers are after.

After suffering in silence for 15 years, Stephanie Richards sought a surgical remedy for stress incontinence to restore her to an active lifestyle.

Deborah Andrew discusses her research on malaria transmission from mosquitoes

We have hairy ears in more ways than one! Hair cells turn audio vibrations into neural signals the brain uses to create sound.

Headlines - 08/01/2019

Highlights - 08/01/2019

In Brief - 08/01/2019

The Johns Hopkins Hospital is once again ranked #3 in the nation and #1 in both Maryland and the Baltimore metropolitan region. It also maintains its position as the only hospital top ranked for patients of all ages.

3 medical specialties ranked #1, 10 ranked in the top 5 on U.S. News & World Report list

The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings are released each summer. Data from multiple sources dating back several years are used to calculate the results.

From clinicians to our support staff, to others who are more behind the scenes, we all play a part in providing the very best care possible for our patients.A few of these employees took a moment to share what they do to make a difference for patients every day.

Johns Hopkins’ Multiple Sclerosis Center and Technology Innovation Center aim to connect the dots between a large patient dataset and patient outcomes.

Highlights - 07/17/2019

In Brief - 07/17/2019

The Comprehensive Care Practice marks 25 years of first-rate primary care for people with substance use disorders. Founder Michael Fingerhood is a leader in fighting addiction in East Baltimore.

Headlines - 07/11/2019

Medical office coordinator Valarie Bowman seems to have a sixth sense about patients’ needs.

It must learn to find the “known unknown” — for instance, patterns in texture in scans that may be invisible to the human eye but indicate an early abnormality in the pancreas.


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