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With the Deaf Health Initiative, student leaders are pushing to improve health care delivery for deaf and hard-of-hearing patients at Johns Hopkins and across the nation.
Johns Hopkins' new top surgeon is committed to attracting more underrepresented minorities to medicine—and the field's top ranks.
Charting the family tree of the Mendelian Inheritance in Man, first published 50 years ago by father of medical genetics Victor McKusick '46.
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View a video to find out how canines like Olive, a 3-year-old Dalmatian, are helping to bring healing to patients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital through the Pet Partners therapy program. “I’m just her driver,” says Olive’s owner, Stephanie Cooper Greenberg, foreground. “She knows exactly what to do and how to approach a patient. Universally, dogs are very, very tuned in to someone’s emotional needs.”
An App for Epilepsy
A new app developed by Johns Hopkins researchers aims to improve seizure detection and medication adherence while boosting quality of life for more than 2.5 million people living with epilepsy in the United States.
EpiWatch, which runs on Apple Watch and iPhone, is the first app created for Apple Watch using Apple’s open source software called ResearchKit. Patients who experience warning symptoms before a seizure can tap the EpiWatch icon. The app relies on the accelerometer and heart rate monitor in Apple Watch to record physiological changes and prompts users to play a memory game to gauge patient responsiveness during the seizure. The software works with patients who experience auras before having a seizure—and it can also be activated by caregivers.
EpiWatch’s inventors, neurologists Nathan Crone and Gregory Krauss, have launched a study with the data collected by their EpiWatch users to better understand the disorder. Within one to two years, they hope to develop an app that detects most seizures and alerts emergency services or caregivers—something that could help people with epilepsy live more independently.
“We want to be at the forefront of [the] revolution in patients gaining control of their conditions through mobile devices,” says Crone.