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Look Homeward to Fix China’s Broken Health System

Look Homeward to Fix China’s Broken Health System

Health care is at a flashpoint in China, where being seen by a general practitioner is three times more difficult than the international standard, according to the World Health Organization. Lines snake around hospitals in China’s urban centers, while few to no treatment centers exist in rural areas. China desperately needs innovative solutions to open(...)

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Condensed Care for a Long, Healthy Retirement

Condensed Care for a Long, Healthy Retirement

Mohamed Almulla wanted a peaceful retirement. “Any old man, like me, needs quietness,” he says. However, Mr. Almulla’s health hampered his ability to relax and spend time with his family on their farm near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. He reached out to Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) to improve his quality of(...)

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‘This Opportunity Means Everything’

‘This Opportunity Means Everything’

Last week Charlie wrote about the recent reception for this year’s recipients of the Paul S. Lietman Johns Hopkins Medicine International Scholarship. JHI started offering this need-based scholarship eight years ago to international students pursuing their education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In this post, you can read what the financial assistance(...)

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Learning at the Birthplace of Modern U.S. Academic Medicine

Learning at the Birthplace of Modern U.S. Academic Medicine

More than 125 years ago, Johns Hopkins physicians ushered in a new era of medical education in the United States by incorporating bedside teaching, laboratory research and medical residencies as part of instruction. Today we share this foundational philosophy of training and education with likeminded global affiliates such as the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios(...)

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With Nine Surgeries and Ample Support, a Young Mother Finds Hope

With Nine Surgeries and Ample Support, a Young Mother Finds Hope

When Hebah Abdullah, now 38, first visited Johns Hopkins in 2015, the swelling, stiffness and joint pain from rheumatoid arthritis had her confined to a wheelchair. As the inflammatory disorder progressed, she couldn’t do chores around the house or even provide care for her children—a boy, now 9 years old, and a daughter, 6. The Kuwaiti(...)

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Hitting Reset on Chronic Disease in Saudi Arabia

Hitting Reset on Chronic Disease in Saudi Arabia

Nearly half of the patients at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), Johns Hopkins Medicine's joint venture in Saudi Arabia, are at increased risk for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. While these conditions are highly prevalent in Saudi Arabia, we’re working hard to limit them. Implementing lifestyle medicine principles—making more informed decisions about nutrition, exercise and the(...)

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Charles Wiener Appointed to Lead Johns Hopkins’ Continued Global Expansion

Charles Wiener Appointed to Lead Johns Hopkins’ Continued Global Expansion

Charles Wiener, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who had been serving as acting president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), has been named president of JHI and senior vice president, international, of Johns Hopkins Medicine, following Pamela Paulk’s retirement. In this role, Charlie will work closely with(...)

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