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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
The Johns Hopkins Community Physicians practice in Remington holds cooking classes to help neighborhood residents improve their health.
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A New Era for the Johns Hopkins Lipid Program
New biologic therapies are improving the odds for patients — well before they have heart attacks or other complications.
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Inpatient Pain Program Is Rooted in Psychiatry
Multidisciplinary clinic focuses on function to help break the cycle of pain and psychiatric comorbidities.
New Center to Take Multidisciplinary Approach to Endometriosis
The center will build collaborations with different specialties to treat endometriosis and its associated symptoms.
This photo is of Christopher Zhu and Shanshan Zhu.
Genetic Model Offers New Insights into Bipolar Disorder
Research sheds new light on synaptic changes that accompany the disease.
Fellowship Launches for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
The program's curriculum and research component are approved by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
CDC Announces New Zika Testing Recommendations
Testing urged for women who may have been exposed and are symptomatic for the virus.
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New Protocols Protect Patients from Surgical Complications
Infection prevention techniques and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are improving patient care.
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From the Director
The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics continues to grow and innovate.
Minimally Invasive Spina Bifida Surgery has Fewer Maternal Risks
Surgeons use a small laparoscopic instrument to repair the defect without cutting open the uterus.
Defying the Odds
Ron Peterson
A ‘Hopkins Person’ Beyond Compare
After 44 years, Ronald R. Peterson looks back on accomplishments that have marked his singular career at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Connecting Specialties for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Care for MS patients involves coordinating between all their providers, including rehabilitation, for the best outcomes.

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Bones of the Past Spur Renewed Focus on Conservation

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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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.