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14 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Do High Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer?

I'm a Professor of Medicine, Computer Science, and Biostatistics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Bioinformatics, Science, University of Maryland College Park, Influenza, Health, Yale University

18 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Discordance between patient and provider in discussions about kidney transplantation

In a study of dialysis patients, those who reported that they had discussed the option of transplantation with clinicians were more likely to be put on the transplant waiting list; however, clinician-reported discussions of transplantation did not increase patients' likelihood of being waitlisted.

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Related Topix: Health

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Effingham Herald

Why 'Harry Potter' may really be about mental health

The Harry Potter series, which spawned seven books, eight movies and a slew of side stories, has been analyzed and critiqued heavily over the years.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Health Newsmakers

Bruce A. Perler, MD, MBA, a New Bedford native was elected President-Elect of the Society for Vascular Surgery , an international medical society with 5,000 members, at the society's annual meeting in Boston in June.

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Related Topix: New Bedford, MA

The Baltimore Sun

New dean aims to strike proper tone at Peabody

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University opens its school year this week with about 600 students, 150 faculty members and a new dean.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical, Boston, MA, Boston University, Manhattan School of Music, Entertainment

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Hopkins students invent method to treat battlefield wounds

Polyurethane foam, long used in products such as bedding, furniture and insulation to make people more comfortable, someday also may save lives.

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CiteULike

Lecture Notes On Solution Methods for Microeconomic Dynamic Stochastic Optimization Problemsa, mimeo

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Business Journal

UPMC to require flu shots for all clinical staff beginning next year

That's a change from the current policy, which in UPMC's words "strongly encourages" employees to get the immunization before the beginning of the flu season that starts in the fall.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health

News24

.com | The Ranting Ravens - Experiencing Baltimore

This is part of a series of travel stories, based upon the experiences of me and my wife, on our tour across America.

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Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, Valentine's Day, Life, Holidays

KUGN-AM Eugene

How the HIV Cure That Wasn't May Hold a Positive Lesson After All

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say that even though a baby in Mississippi who was initially thought to have been cured of HIV later relapsed, there may have been important information gleaned from the case.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health

Thu Aug 28, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Study finds shortcomings in doctor-patient discussions about transplantation

In a study of dialysis patients, those who reported that they had discussed the option of transplantation with clinicians were more likely to be put on the transplant waiting list; however, clinician-reported discussions of transplantation did not increase patients' likelihood of being waitlisted.

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Related Topix: University of New Mexico, University of Pittsburgh

TheBlaze.com

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Death Valley's 'Wandering Stones'

For more than 50 years, scientists have puzzled over rocks that seemed to move across the dry landscape of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park.

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Related Topix: Death Valley National Park, US National Parks, US Politics, US News

The Baltimore Sun

Former North Korean detainee, 'Breaking Bad,' 'The Office' actors among upcoming JHU speakers

Johns Hopkins University will host a former North Korean detainee, the hiker whose accident was adapted into the movie "127 Hours," and actors from "Breaking Bad" and "The Office," among several other speakers this fall.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, 127 Hours, Entertainment

PhysOrg Weblog

Dosage of HIV drug may be ineffective for half of African-Americans

Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc, a new study from Johns Hopkins suggests.

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Related Topix: African-American, Genetics, Medicine, Pharmacology

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Free Dictionary

George Hoyt Whipple

George Hoyt Whipple was an American physician, pathologist, biomedical researcher, and medical school educator and administrator.

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Related Topix: Yale University, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Infection Control Today

Bundled Approach to Reduce Surgical Site Infections in Colorectal Surgery

A multidisciplinary program that spanned the phases of perioperative care helped reduce surgical site infections in patients undergoing colorectal surgery at an academic medical center.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC

RedOrbit

Cancer Leaves A Common Fingerprint On DNA

Regardless of their stage or type, cancers appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the so-called epigenome , according to a team of researchers.

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ThinkProgress

The Key To Helping Teens Battle Depression

The key to battling depression in teens may lie in the concerted efforts of parents, specialized mental health care providers, and primary care physicians, a recent study suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Teenagers, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, US News, Liberal Political News

The Baltimore Sun

Michael Beer, advocate for Baltimore's streams -- and a green roof

For some people, environmentalism is a lifelong passion. That would be true of Michael Beer, retired biophysics professor at Johns Hopkins University, who died Friday at age 88. He was devoted to protecting and restoring the Jones Falls, the stream that runs through the heart of Baltimore, as well as one of its most popular tributaries, Stony Run.

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Related Topix: Baltimore, MD

BBC News

Star Trek X Prize finalists named

Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10m competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in the Star Trek series.

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Related Topix: Scanners

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