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Article ID: 666621

Keeping the Holidays Healthy

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The holidays are a time for family, fun and happiness. They are usually spent with the ones we love reflecting on the past year and feeling grateful. However, even with all the joy, the holidays can cause quite a large amount of stress. Whether it be trying to forgive someone for a mishap, trying not to let your worries impact your sleep, dealing with the dark and gloomy days, or merely learning the joys of giving, our experts are here with tips on how to make this holiday season a little brighter.

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    16-May-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 589326

Johns Hopkins Experts Say Psychiatry’s Diagnostic Manual Needs Overhaul

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), long the master reference work in psychiatry, is seriously flawed and needs radical change from its current “field guide” form, according to an essay by two Johns Hopkins psychiatrists published in the May 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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14-May-2012 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 580413

Contagion: Reminder That Public Health System Must be Prepared for Lethal Disease Outbreak

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Infectious disease and disaster preparedness experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine say the premise of the soon-to-be-released Hollywood movie Contagion, in which a lethal airborne virus spreads quickly around the globe, is realistic and should serve as a reminder that the United States has much work to do to prepare for a serious national emergency posed by a deadly virus that spreads quickly.

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8-Sep-2011 9:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 568940

Flu Experts at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

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Johns Hopkins has a wide range of experts available for interviews and comments about seasonal flu, H1N1, emergency preparedness, infection control, flu transmission in children, vaccine safety, flu treatment, public health ethics, flu in cancer patients, and related public communications strategies. If you would like to interview a Johns Hopkins expert, call or e-mail the designated information officer in the list below.

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29-Sep-2010 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 568366

Hopkins Prostate Cancer Experts Available

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September 19-25 is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. If you are planning a story on prostate cancer, a disease that’s diagnosed in more than 200,000 American men each year, please consider calling on experts from the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute. With a variety of experts whose work truly follows the “bench to bedside” model of clinical research — focusing on developing innovative new treatments as well as basic research to better understand this common and sometimes deadly disease — the Brady Institute can provide you with unique sources who can answer your questions about prostate cancer.

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14-Sep-2010 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 564615

Experts Available to Comment on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Kits

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Journalists covering the recent announcement by Pathway Genomics that it will sell health-related genetic marker tests to consumers—and the subsequent decision by Walgreens to postpone sales of the kits pending clarification of their legal status—are invited to interview Berman Institute experts Joan Scott or Gail Javitt.

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14-May-2010 11:50 AM EDT
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Barbara Walters Heart Surgery -- Johns Hopkins Experts Available

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Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeons — none who are involved in the care of ABC ‘s Barbara Walters — are prepared to give background to reporters or comment on diseased aortic valves and aortic valve replacement surgery, performed at a rate of more than one a week at Johns Hopkins for many years.

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11-May-2010 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 561467

Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss Cancer’s “Forgotten Killer”

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The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl announced today that he has been diagnosed with treatable neck and throat cancer. According to published media reports, Karl’s physician says the coach has cancer of his right tonsil that has spread to a lymph node in his neck. The 58-year-old Karl, who is also a prostate cancer survivor, coached in the NBA’s All-Star game this past weekend.

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17-Feb-2010 1:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 560817

Full-Body (Whole Body) Scanners at Airports: Risk Or No Risk?

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In the wake of the failed attempt by would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to destroy Northwest flight 253 as it prepared to land in Detroit on Christmas day, airports around the world are considering mandatory installations of full-body (whole body) scanners including backscatter systems.

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27-Jan-2010 9:00 PM EST
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Johns Hopkins Medical Disaster Experts for Haiti Earthquake Response

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Attention TV media: Johns Hopkins has a VYVX line in our live-remote studio available to uplink interviews with our experts.

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13-Jan-2010 2:30 PM EST
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