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Newswise: Tip Sheet: Do You Think About Your Child’s Back and Head Safety While Preparing for the School Year?

Tip Sheet: Do You Think About Your Child’s Back and Head Safety While Preparing for the School Year?

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Many parents are probably thinking about their child’s school attire, lunch needs and doctor visits in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Channels: Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Neuro,

Released:
22-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Tip Sheet: Have Fun This Summer While Staying Safe

Tip Sheet: Have Fun This Summer While Staying Safe

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Heat Safety for Young Athletes Heat illness injuries are preventable, says Raj Deu, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “Ideally, athletes should avoid strenuous exercise in high temperatures,” Deu says. “If that is not possible, then proper preparation with heat acclimatization, maintenance of hydration, multiple breaks from activity and knowledge of medication side effects

Channels: Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Summer,

Released:
30-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Media Alert: Precision Medicine Symposium oo Feature Experts From Across The Nation

Media Alert: Precision Medicine Symposium oo Feature Experts From Across The Nation

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Johns Hopkins inHealth, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s precision medicine effort to tailor health care to the needs of individual patients, is convening nearly two dozen experts from across the nation for a one-day research symposium that will explore ways to improve patient care through precision medicine approaches.

Channels: Healthcare, Personalized Medicine,

Released:
29-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Media Advisory: Colon Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins Looks at Your Gut, Your Genetics

Media Advisory: Colon Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins Looks at Your Gut, Your Genetics

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Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, but it is preventable. While more than 90 percent of new cases occur in people 50 or older, more cases are being diagnosed at increasing rates in younger and middle-aged adults, according to a recent study.

Channels: Cancer, Digestive Disorders,

Released:
12-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Media Availability: Johns Hopkins Experts Applaud New Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations

Media Availability: Johns Hopkins Experts Applaud New Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations

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New guidelines released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force will give women over 30 years old options about screening for cervical cancer.

Channels: All Journal News, OBGYN, Women's Health, JAMA, Local - Maryland,

Released:
23-Aug-2018 2:40 PM EDT
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Newswise: Keeping the Holidays Healthy

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.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Public Health, Sleep, Winter Holidays, Local - Maryland,

Released:
19-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST
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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.

Channels: Mental Health,

Released:
14-May-2012 4:00 PM EDT
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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.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Public Health,

Released:
8-Sep-2011 9:55 AM EDT
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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.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Influenza,

Released:
29-Sep-2010 9:00 AM EDT
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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.

Channels: Cancer,

Released:
14-Sep-2010 8:00 AM EDT
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