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Engineering Precision Cardiology

Engineering Precision Cardiology

By Dr. Hugh Calkins Here at Johns Hopkins, we are blending engineering and cardiology to create more personalized approaches to diagnose and treat heart rhythm disorders. Leveraging innovations in cardiac imaging, computer simulations and data science could help us manage these disorders, which can lead to elevated risks of blood clots, stroke, dementia and death.(...)

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Building Bridges Between Pediatric and Adult Care

Building Bridges Between Pediatric and Adult Care

By Rosalyn Stewart In a previous post, Kathy DeRuggiero discussed how Johns Hopkins helps patients transition from pediatric to adult care by having a children’s hospital integrated within our flagship hospital. We see the best outcomes when we work in tandem with patients, when possible, and their families — though no transition is easy. I(...)

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Burnout: a Crisis Among Physicians in Training

Burnout: a Crisis Among Physicians in Training

Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) invested $15 million in eight ambitious programs to address the workplace needs of our current health system. Among the goals of this grant was to address the crisis of burnout among training physicians by investing in wellness innovations. In many ways, it is an issue as important and consequential(...)

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One Robot, Zero Radiation, Healing Twice as Fast

One Robot, Zero Radiation, Healing Twice as Fast

By Nicholas Theodore, M.D. If a person’s spine is unstable because of injury, degenerative disease or another cause, he or she may need spinal stabilization surgery to correct the problem. During this procedure, surgeons typically take multiple X-rays to pinpoint where to place screws to stabilize the spine. I was convinced there was a better(...)

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One-in-a-Million Diagnosis? Those Odds Don’t Faze Us.

One-in-a-Million Diagnosis? Those Odds Don’t Faze Us.

By Ali Bydon, M.D. Before he came to The Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment in 2017, Pedro Gil, now 45, had struggled with a thoracic disk herniation for 10 years. His herniated disk had calcified, turning to bone, and it pressed on his spinal cord to produce excruciating pain, weakness, numbness and even paralysis. He(...)

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AI and Eye Health

AI and Eye Health

By Dr. T. Y. Alvin Liu Did you know the retina is actually part of the brain? It’s a direct extension of the central nervous system. So when people say eyes are the window to one’s soul, it’s perhaps not that far of a stretch after all. I’ve been interested in the retina since I(...)

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From West Point to East Baltimore

From West Point to East Baltimore

By Dr. James Ficke I have been an orthopaedic surgeon for more than two decades, but I’m also a retired U.S. Army colonel. It was my 30-year career in military medicine that instilled a passion for studying outcomes related to limb loss, limb salvage and lower-extremity trauma—conditions I saw in Mosul that I now treat(...)

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Johns Hopkins Has Made My World Bigger and My Future Brighter

Johns Hopkins Has Made My World Bigger and My Future Brighter

By Hamda Almaazmi I love experiencing new things—whether it’s finding a new hotspot for brunch in my Fells Point neighborhood, seeing my first live NFL game or my trip to Disney World earlier this summer. (Yes, I’m 27 years old, but I enjoyed it so much!) Being a research resident at Johns Hopkins has made(...)

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Three-Continent Comparison of Medical Education

Three-Continent Comparison of Medical Education

By Rebecca DiBiase   I recently completed my master’s degree in public health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Through the help of two projects I worked on during my master’s degree, I rediscovered a niche in the field of global health that I find particularly unique and exciting: international medical education. I initially(...)

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