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Vast Majority of Poor, Urban Women Don’t Use Prenatal Vitamins Before Pregnancy, Study Shows

A study of more than 7,000 low-income, urban mothers enrolled in the Boston Birth Cohort found that fewer than 5 percent of them started folic acid supplementation and used it almost daily before pregnancy, a widely recommended public health measure...
24-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Practicing Declining Patient Simulations Help Improve Clinician Responses

A project in the radiation oncology outpatient unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital showed an improvement in clinician’s comfort level in responding to urgent patient care situations after a department-wide exercise focused on recognizing the signs when...
18-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Improving Survival in Pancreatic Cancer with Platinum-Based Chemotherapy

A small study of adults with the most common form of pancreatic cancer adds to evidence that patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations long linked to a high risk of breast cancer have poorer overall survival rates than those without the mutations.
17-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Develop Method to Tweak Tiny ‘Antenna’ on Cells

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan say they have found a fast way to manipulate a cell’s cilia, the tiny, fingerlike protrusions that “feel” and sense their microscopic environment. The...
15-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Six Years of Exercise -- or Lack of It -- May Be Enough to Change Heart Failure Risk

By analyzing reported physical activity levels over time in more than 11,000 American adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that increasing physical activity to recommended levels over as few as six years in middle age is associated...
15-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Hopkins-led High Value Practice Academic Alliance and AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust to Collaborate on High Value Health Care

The High Value Practice Academic Alliance (HVPAA), led by Johns Hopkins Medicine, has collaborated with the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), the research, education and implementation science affiliate of the American Hospital...
14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Tip Sheet: Johns Hopkins Researchers Present Study Findings at Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Meeting 2018

The annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The SAEM 2018 meeting will bring together more than 3,000 physicians, researchers, residents and medical students from around the world.
14-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network Opens New Therapy Clinic at acac Fitness & Wellness Center

The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network is opening a new therapy clinic inside the acac Fitness & Wellness center in Timonium, Maryland. This model of business is becoming an increasingly popular way for health clubs and health systems to approach...
14-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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