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‘The Lane’ Turns 61

In 1953, six pediatric residents at Johns Hopkins got together and penned a pocket reference book for fellow pediatric trainees. The idea was to create a collection of essential data that anyone caring for a child would need, helping newly minted clinicians learn the ropes and intricacies of pediatrics.

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Partnering with Kaiser

Johns Hopkins Medicine will strengthen its existing collaboration with Kaiser Permanente under a new agreement announced in late July, which is aimed at expanding ways to deliver quality care to patients.

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Changing of the Guard

Mark Anderson, a renowned researcher on heart failure and sudden cardiac death who had been chair and department executive officer of internal medicine at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine since 2009, has become the William Osler Professor of Medicine, director of the Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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In Good Company

The Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked in the top five in 10 specialties and number three overall in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. hospitals released in July. In the magazine’s ranking of hospitals at the state level, the hospital was named first in all specialties in Maryland and number one in all specialties in Baltimore. Jumping to the number one spot in the nation this year was Mayo Clinic in Minnesota; Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston followed closely at number two.

In addition to landing near the top of U.S. News’ Honor Roll of Best Hospitals, The Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked number one in Rheumatology; number two in Ear, Nose & Throat; number three in Neurology & Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry and Urology; number four in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, and Geriatrics; and number five in Cancer.

Healthy Aging

The nation’s population is graying rapidly, with some 10,000 Americans celebrating their 65th birthday every day. By the time the last baby boomer turns 65 in 2030, one-fifth of the U.S. population—about 72 million people—will be elderly adults. To help provide seniors with the information and resources they need to remain strong in mind and body, Johns Hopkins Medicine has launched Healthy Aging, a Web-based resource guide. Covering a wide range of topics, such as ways to prevent frailty risk, cope with loss, or live safely at home with a loved one who has dementia, the website is chock full of helpful tips, the latest research and more.

AMEN to That

In the face of a terminal prognosis for a family member, 57 percent of adults say they believe that God could “intervene” to save their loved one, notes Rhonda Cooper, chaplain of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

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Did You Hear?

Founded in 1914 by Samuel Crowe, the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. View a video that highlights the department’s rich history.

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Telly Times Three

I Have Cancer,” an engaging 12-minute video that highlights efforts being made by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center doctors to improve the cure rates of children with cancer, has garnered two silver Telly Awards from its Silver Council. The annual awards contest, which drew 12,000 entries from across the world, also honored Johns Hopkins with a bronze Telly for the video “The Pancreas Cancer Couples Retreat at Johns Hopkins.”