Patient Care

AI and Eye Health

AI and Eye Health

Posted by  | Care Providers, Patient Care

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

Posted by  | Care Providers, Patient Care

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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Look Homeward to Fix China’s Broken Health System

Look Homeward to Fix China’s Broken Health System

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Patient Care

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

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

Posted by  | Middle East, Patient Care

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

Posted by  | Collaboration, Middle East, Patient Care, Primary Care

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

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Patient Care

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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