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Swimming To Fight Cancer

Brian Boyle | Posted 07.20.2016 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I'll never forget sitting at the top of the stairway, and watching my mom and my uncle help my dad walk into the house after he came home from having ...

Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

Go-To Lyme Drugs Don't Always Kill The Bug, At Least For Some

Mary Beth Pfeiffer | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Beth Pfeiffer

Nearly a generation of medical dogma on Lyme disease may be slowly unraveling as new test tube research shows that antibiotics long endorsed as curative do not kill what scientists call "persister" cells -- and may even promote their growth.

Helping New Moms with--Wait, a Vending Machine?

Robin Hardman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Robin Hardman

At the sprawling Johns Hopkins University and Health Care System, support for breastfeeding employees is not just a one-off policy or accommodation, ...

A Call at Nurses Week

Patricia M. Davidson | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education
Patricia M. Davidson

In Florence Nightingale's day, quality, hygienic, patient-centered nursing was in short supply. Patient safety and quality of care have come a long wa...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Sally Swanson

At times I've wondered why I was drawn to an understanding of how individuals with disabilities function in our environment. Although my direction began in earnest and continues relentlessly to explore how one's environment can support and nourish one's outlook and daily perspective. This is a passion that has grown since I was very young.

Startup Insider: Why These Johns Hopkins Med School Students Left School to Reinvent Med Education

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Johns Hopkins Professor Endangers the Lives of Transgender Youth

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

This isn't just about academic freedom. It's about the reputation of the institution. It's about the moral obligation to do no harm. And if all of those things are meaningless to Johns Hopkins administration, it's also about liability.

'Man Flu' Stories Show How We Make Women's Health All About Dudes

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Science

Whiny men might be excited by recent news stories that claim “man flu” -- the trope that men turn into bedridden drama kings at the slightest hint...

First Penis Transplants In U.S. Planned For Wounded Soldiers

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.08.2015 | Science

Doctors could be performing the first penis transplant in the United States within months, The New York Times reported Sunday, and wounded soldiers wi...

What a Muslim Does When It's Time to Pray

Anhar Karim | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Anhar Karim

While the religious intent is for these prayers to serve as penta-daily reminders, in practice things get a little complicated.

At Hands of Luce Leader, ShapeU Becomes FitMango

Jim Luce | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Jim Luce

The Johns Hopkins undergraduate students behind ShapeU are changing the name of their fitness technology startup to FitMango, according to founder and...

How To Make Coffee Even Healthier

Irene Ross | Posted 07.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

We've all heard that phrase, "It's not what you said, but how you said it." Well, that's sort of what it's like with coffee, because we're hearing that it's not so much the coffee that creates problems but, rather, the way it's brewed... and stored... and ground.

Here's What Happens When Wall Street Runs Hospitals

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you think costs would come down if hospitals were all owned and operated by big for-profit corporations like Hospital Corporation of America, you might want to take a look at a study published last week by the journal Health Affairs.

Cheap, Distance Learning Alternatives to an MFA in Creative Writing

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
Michael Ernest Sweet

I've known for the past year of so that I would have a special opportunity coming up in my life. Namely, time away from work to do something for mysel...

Sustainably Growing Up

Cara Schulte | Posted 06.20.2015 | College
Cara Schulte

With a bit of agricultural feng shui we could be well on our way to a more effective, efficient and enduring system of resource management.

Maryland Ordinary Women Leading Extraordinary Lives

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

During my recent trip to Annapolis, Maryland, I was inspired by the six ordinary Maryland women who led extraordinary lives and who were inducted into...

Peer-to-Peer Reviews Help Doctors Give Safer Care

Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D

We need to tap into health care professionals' intrinsic desire to heal and improve our flawed systems. Peer learning communities can be a powerful vehicle to tap into that desire.

A Young Global Leader at Johns Hopkins

Jim Luce | Posted 03.21.2015 | Good News
Jim Luce

Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation's coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award ...

It's Time to Change Affirmative Action in Colleges

Rohit Joshi | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Rohit Joshi

Of course, diversity is still an important issue. But affirmative action does not accurately provide diversity -- it only is successful in harming both the people it is supposed to help as well as races that are deemed "overrepresented."

A Crossroads of Research and Education

Raquel Cruz-Stratton | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Raquel Cruz-Stratton

In getting involved in research, I have become a better student. But I have also become a stronger investigator -- a skill that extends beyond the classroom.

Why an Unpaid Internship Was Worth 4,000 Miles and $3,000

Kate Dwyer | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Kate Dwyer

It was fun to step out of my comfort zone, because uncharted territory is exciting (and learning to walk in heels is an important life skill). It was fun to prove to myself how far I will go -- 2,000 miles, apparently -- to make it in a competitive industry.

Man Successfully Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.19.2014 | Technology

A Colorado man can now control two prosthetic arms with his mind. Les Baugh lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago. But with the...

Yagana Shah

To Have A Healthy Brain When You're Old, You Need To Do This In Midlife

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty

If you've been putting off exercise or swearing you'll start eating healthier tomorrow -- here's your wake up call. A new study says diabetes in midli...

Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Most people start drinking caffeine because it makes them feel more alert and improves their mood. Many studies suggest that caffeine actually improves cognitive task performance in the short-term. Unfortunately, these studies fail to consider the participants' caffeine habits.