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  • 'It's difficult to predict:' Psychiatrist discusses mental illness's part in mass shootings

    WBAL-TV - "About 5 percent of homicides are committed by someone who has a serious mental illness," says Paul Nestadt, a psychiatrist at [Johns] Hopkins Hospital. Nestadt says there are all kinds of factors that can come into play, including access to guns. "Even a professional can't really, reliably predict violence. It's difficult to predict," he says.

  • Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps

    Associated Press - “I’m really excited about this [new research],” says Johns Hopkins University rehabilitation expert Dr. Cristina Sadowsky. It tapped into “residual connections that are not being used” after a spinal cord injury. Still, “not everybody who has a similar injury will respond the same,” cautions Sadowsky, who directs spinal cord therapy at Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute.

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