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Hillary Clinton Promotes Anti-Poverty Effort

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton has helped to announce a new campaign that aims to harness science and technology to end extreme global povert...

Receiving Johns Hopkins' Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

Brian Boyle | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Image: Keith Weller "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep mov...

Meatless Monday: Meatless Monday in the City of Pleasant Living

Ellen Kanner | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Known as the City of Pleasant Living, South Miami has in its own small and pleasant way, created big impact -- it's officially proclaiming Mondays to be meatless.

PETA To Johns Hopkins: Stop Using Rodents In Erectile Dysfunction Studies

The Baltimore Sun | Scott Dance | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

Animal advocacy group PETA called Tuesday on the National Institutes of Health to stop animal experiments related to sexual health, including Johns Ho...

This College's Cafeteria Food Will Soon Suck Less, And Be Better For The Planet

Posted 12.02.2013 | Green

Bad news for students who came to Johns Hopkins hoping for old-fashionedly awful cafeteria food. Goodbye traditional sloppy Joes. Hello massive var...

Black Lung Deniers

Richard Trumka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Coal companies, their lawyers and their hand-picked doctors will go to any length -- ethical or not -- to deny the small monthly benefits that stricken miners are due under the Black Lung Benefits Act.

The Pitfalls Of Too Little Sleep May Be Greater Than You Think

Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty

When people are laying awake at night, they're usually thinking about the short-term effects of their sleeplessness -- the tiring day ahead and how ma...

Are Your Blood Pressure Pills Also Protecting Your Mind?

Posted 10.17.2013 | Fifty

Thank your lucky pills if you have high blood pressure. Certain medications for hypertension may help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's. ...

Rethinking How We Think About Preventing Patient Harm

Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D

Recently the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute, along with our partners at the World Health Organization, had the privilege of hosting more than 200 c...

Johns Hopkins Apologizes To Professor For NSA Blog Removal

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 09.10.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- A Johns Hopkins University dean who asked a prominent computer scientist to remove a blog over a post he published about the National Se...

This Dog Has A Better Resume Than You

Posted 09.05.2013 | College

The Johns Hopkins University School of Education had one of the year's most adorable graduates. When Carlos Mora received his Masters of Science in...

Progress on Microbicides: Tenacity and Toolkits

Ward Cates | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Ward Cates

Although microbicide products are not yet available, preparing ourselves sooner rather than later will give us a head start. We know that making microbicides widely available for HIV prevention, both globally and in local contexts, will require a comprehensive approach.

Iran's Inflation Is Still a Big Problem

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Steve H. Hanke

Those data that are reported tend to possess what I've described as an "Alice in Wonderland" quality. In light of this, it is fair to suggest that any official data on Iran's inflation be taken with a grain of salt. So, how can this problem be overcome?

Thank You, Michael Douglas

Pamela Tom | Posted 08.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Pamela Tom

Uncomfortable talking about oral sex? Get over it. No one wanted to talk about AIDS in its infancy ... or breast cancer for that matter. By talking about HPV throat cancer, Michael Douglas is my hero.

Graduation Rates Are Not the Only Measure of Educational Success

David Paul | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics
David Paul

Graduating from college is a threshold step in the American dream. Not just for students, but for their families, and for past and future generations. When we focus our attention only on the students, we tend to lose sight of the trans-generational significance of higher education.

Rage Against the Patriarchy, Dr. Nikita Levy, and the Devaluation of Black Women

j.n. salters | Posted 06.22.2013 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

"I was compelled to complain because I feel that the vast majority of black folks who are subjected daily to forms of racial harassment have accepted ...

Ben Carson Willing To Accept One Result Of Outrageous Gay Marriage Comment

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Friday that he is willing not to speak at the medical school's commencement ceremony after students petitio...

I Love LIVESTRONG... and So Should You

Evan Handler | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Evan Handler

I am tired to the bone of the baseless and uninformed criticisms people continue to hurl toward the Livestrong Foundation, based on crimes Lance committed as a cyclist.

A Message of Appreciation to Healthcare Providers

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

The power that healthcare providers have is extraordinary. On a daily basis they are not only caring for the health of their patients, but they are also creating reasons to smile, making living conditions suitable and pleasant, and forming connections with their patients who not only need them, but depend on them.

Poverty and Student Success

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

To move towards high impact, cost-effective student support strategies, we need to adopt evidence-based, targeted student supports and deploy nonprofit organizations to leverage community volunteers and national service to address this challenge.

Gynecologist Filmed Underage Patients: Police

Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime

Patients always thought Dr. Nikita Levy was creepy. The Maryland gynecologist was a little too "eager" to see young patients, according to ABC News...

Bloomberg Makes Huge Contribution To His Alma Mater

AP | Posted 01.27.2013 | College

BALTIMORE -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged $350 million to Johns Hopkins University, mainly to expand its interdisciplinary resear...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Model Predicts Hurricane Sandy Will Cause Up To 10 Million Power Outages

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

With Hurricane Sandy hurtling toward the Mid Atlantic, utilities up and down the East Coast have put thousands of power line workers and tree-cutting ...

Challenges to Polio Vaccines in Nigeria

Tom Murphy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

As the world nears eradicating polio, Nigeria stands as one of the few countries that remain polio endemic.

PHOTO: Doctors Reconstruct 'Living' Ear Lost To Cancer

Posted 09.28.2012 | Science

After 42-year-old Sherrie Walter of Bel Air, Maryland had her left ear surgically removed following a bout with an aggressive form of skin cancer, doc...