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The Universal Language of Lab

The Universal Language of Lab

By Joelle Dorskind On the floor where I work in the preclinical teaching building at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, there are postdoctoral fellows from China, Israel and Portugal; graduate students from Canada, Germany and Taiwan; and technicians, faculty and others from all over the world. You can always find someone on the(...)

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Partnering with a Health Care Paragon

Partnering with a Health Care Paragon

By Abdulmohsen A. Al‐Mukhaild As the new chief operating officer (COO) at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), I help align the systems, staff and operations that shape our health system’s ability to meet patients’ needs, as well as their expectations. I was in Baltimore earlier this year to participate in a leadership development program Johns(...)

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Resetting the Brain for Post-Stroke Recovery

Resetting the Brain for Post-Stroke Recovery

By Pablo Celnik, M.D. Stroke is the third-leading cause of disability worldwide and a major cause of dementia and depression, according to the World Health Organization. Recovery from a stroke can take months or years, depending on the patient’s loss of functions. So my team from the Center of Excellence in Stroke Treatment, Recovery and(...)

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‘Because of You, the Future of Neurology in Zambia Is Brighter’

‘Because of You, the Future of Neurology in Zambia Is Brighter’

By Dr. Deanna Saylor Zambia has the world’s sixth-highest prevalence of HIV. And HIV/AIDS — often associated with neurological effects — continues to be the No. 1 cause of death in this southern African nation. Many of Zambia’s other top causes of death — malaria (No. 2), stroke (No. 5), meningitis (No. 7) and syphilis(...)

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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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