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Diabetes, Lyme disease, a mysterious virus or a rare autoimmune disease with neuromuscular consequences?

Some people won’t experience chest pain, they just experience heavy breathing—that’s the same as having chest pain. Any exertional symptoms that are relieved by rest is a cardiac symptom that should be investigated by your doctor.

By following certain patients for long periods — sometimes from childhood through adulthood — the Johns Hopkins epilepsy team helps protect patients from problems that can occur during various stages of their lives.

New study reveals faculty members’ struggles caring for elderly parents.

Endocrine specialists, nutritionists and a behavioral psychologist focus on young patients with early signs of diabetes.

Rooted in a culture that embraces connection to others, Flor Giusti nurtures parents to become self-reliant.

Dr. Clarence Lam led Johns Hopkins’ efforts to test and, later, vaccinate more than 40,000 employees. As a member of the Maryland Senate, he helped shape the state’s policies and approach to the pandemic.

Take a look at the dynamic presentations from this year's Science Writers' Boot Camp!

Myelin, the insulating material surrounding our neurons, is damaged by a variety of so-called “demyelinating diseases,” the most common of which is multiple sclerosis. Researchers are working to find drugs that could allow doctors to rebuild or replace these protective coverings.

As India recovers from its second wave of COVID-19, Johns Hopkins faculty members, staff members and medical students are helping to secure critical supplies, translate information and solicit donations.

Medical student led a refugee youth mentorship program, organized a career opportunities panel.

Study by Johns Hopkins and Tel Aviv University scientists suggests that immune molecule P-selectin could play a key role in deadly brain tumors.

Isaac adds another unique case to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s deep experience in managing one of the most severe birth defects.

Susan and her husband, cardiologist George Groman, M.D., will retire at the end of June after more than 30 years of improving cardiovascular care at Howard County General Hospital and in the community.

A new algorithm created by Johns Hopkins scientists predicts which COVID-19 patients will become gravely ill.

The Johns Hopkins Palliative Medicine program is more than end-of-life care.

In the wake of their 12-year-old child’s tragic death and her organ donations to other children, a family reaches out in unprecedented ways to the intensive care staff who cared for her.

“Theragrippers” are devices that clamp onto intestinal mucosa and release medicine.

Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Anne Marie Lennon and colleagues build on groundbreaking research that led to a blood test for multiple common cancers.

Groups learn that treating mental illness is just as important as treating any other condition

Breathing issues are not yet over for some patients who have recovered from COVID-19: those with laryngeal or tracheal damage from prolonged intubation and those with tracheotomies.

Making the Grade - 06/07/2021

Clinician Standouts - 06/07/2021

X-Ray Vision - 06/07/2021

The Beat Goes On - 06/07/2021

Science First - 06/07/2021

How advances in analysis of the tiniest droplets could transform health care — here and in low-resource countries around the world.

Covid Speed - 06/04/2021

We surveyed our experts to find out how breakthroughs made during COVID-19 may endure — to the benefit of patients, trainees and biomedical science.

Vaccine equity teams at Johns Hopkins Medicine are concentrating their efforts on people who are hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A team led by Centro Sol co-director Kathleen Page is helping Spanish-speaking residents of Baltimore get COVID-19 vaccinations.

Developed at Johns Hopkins, a next-generation technique helps neurologists identify hard-to-diagnose brain infections. Johns Hopkins is one of the few academic medical centers offering the approach in the U.S.

From the Editor - 06/03/2021

A leading killer of hospitalized patients just may have met its match.

Masterful Mentor - 06/02/2021

Great Mind - 06/02/2021

Peer Cheers - 06/02/2021

Change of Heart - 06/02/2021

Robert Montgomery dedicated his career to making organ transplants more broadly available to those who desperately need them. Then it was his turn.

The loosening up of COVID-19 restrictions may raise the risk of a spike in AFM infections in 2021.

After 15 months of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, front-line workers discuss the phrase ‘health care heroes’ — and if they ever felt like heroes — as they continue to care for sick patients.

Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center — Green Spring Station provides patients with multidisciplinary care, offering a breadth of surgical treatments, imaging, and medical and radiation oncology.

A test that Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist Pankaj Jay Pasricha and colleagues say is fickle is used to categorize patients with debilitating nausea and gastric pain as either organic or functional. Their recent research suggests that performing the gastric emptying test may not be the most reliable way to do so.

Johns Hopkins volunteers at hospitals in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Florida collected nearly half a ton of unwanted prescription medications on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Mandeep S. Jassal is the primary pulmonologist in the Pediatric Asthma Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Here he discusses the clinic’s approach in treating children with severe asthma, including the use of novel biologics.

Johns Hopkins Medicine collaborates to create pathways to employment

Johns Hopkins neuropsychologist Tracy Vannorsdall discusses her research into the psychological effects of post-acute COVID on patients.

Getting therapeutics to slip inside a tumor cell is tricky business.

Spanning the basement space of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kimmel Cancer Center and Orleans Street Garage, a mechanical towline transports containers of supplies between the hospital and other buildings on the East Baltimore campus.

Government-granted flexibilities allowed providers to rapidly transform how care has been delivered during the pandemic, but the reinstatement of telemedicine regulations has begun to alter patient care.

Cilia are tiny fingerlike protrusions that sweep away debris and mucus. In these 3D images of epithelial cells in a mouse’s trachea, scientist and Johns Hopkins University President’s Frontier Award winner Andrew Holland, and Ph.D. candidate Gina LoMastro, demonstrate how cells build cilia.

Find out which medical students across the country matched into the Osler Residency Program — its first-ever group recruited using an all-virtual format.

It was Friday, February 28, 2020, when the HCGH Chief of Infectious Disease and the Infectious Disease Manager walked into the office of Clinical Education Program Manager Roslyn Katz, MSN, RN, CEN. It was just the beginning …

The pandemic was surging. Quickly the Emergency Department became the epicenter for patients with COVID-19 to enter the hospital. HCGH ED nurses found their roles and responsibilities in a constant state of flux.

The Art of Proning - 05/07/2021

In the ICU processes and protocols for caring for patients with COVID-19 were changing and evolving constantly. Patient volumes were increasing steadily. ICU Clinical Coordinator Ash Caretti, RN, CCRN, explains how the ICU flexed and staff learned along the way.

As the fall months approached, the HCGH Chief Nursing Officer had an idea for an event that would support HCGH nurses and incorporate the community. The Race Across Howard County was born.

In 2019, the 12-month nurse residency program at HCGH was accredited with distinction. In March 2020, the new cohort of nurses had just begun their residency when the pandemic struck.

As the pandemic hit HCGH, it became critical to address the needs of nurses and clinical staff serving on the frontlines. A multi-department initiative was launched to support the staff’s greatest challenge – the need to stay resilient.

"In a year unlike any other, the nurses at Howard County General Hospital have continued to show their unwavering dedication in caring for our patients..."

School of Medicine graduate Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks about the pandemic in a virtual conversation with Dean Paul Rothman.

Shabina Ahmed describes a cascade of events starting three years ago when then-10-year-old Rania and her twin brother were horsing around in their home and fell to the floor, he on top of her leg.

Five years since its debut, Pathways provides structured opportunities and mentorship in specialized areas of interest, including physician scientist, patient safety/quality improvement, global health, and medical education.

Reflecting on his own Match Day experience, the director of the Osler Medical Residency recalls how the annual event shaped his career. He also reiterates his commitment to equity.

Beyond the Dome - 05/06/2021

Two Osler trainees who embraced digital medicine share their experiences in high-level careers at Google and Amazon advancing health care technology.

Johns Hopkins researchers continue study into brain stimulation — reinforced with repetitive learning strategies — to increase motor function after stroke. Findings could enable clinicians to develop approaches to reinforce learning, in hopes of hastening further injury.

At the Johns Hopkins Tobacco Treatment Clinic, tobacco dependence is a chronic disease, not a vice to be shamed into submission.

After a year in the trenches facing the pandemic’s most lethal threat to children, intensivists cite significant gains in diagnosing and treating this new disease — and saving lives.

The program was among the first-of-its-kind in the U.S. in 2020, and medical institutions across the country approached the team for guidance on developing their own ambulatory post-COVID-19 clinics.

Johns Hopkins experts are treating patients who were infected with the coronavirus and now experience severe symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS. These may include profound fatigue; dizziness or intolerance to standing; chronic muscle pain; headache; and nausea, vomiting or irritable bowel syndrome.

Occupational therapy has benefited Johns Hopkins patients for more than 100 years — and continues to advance for optimal patient care.

For the first time, institutionwide employee survey tool examines three areas of workplace culture.


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