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2014-04-02 08:33:46

List intended to help prospective students recognize distinguishing characteristics of the elite medical libraries around the world WILMINGTON, Del., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestmastersdegrees.com has published a list entitled "The 25 Most Impressive University Medical School Libraries," including facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. The website's editors selected the libraries to present a curated listing of selected university medical school libraries based on...

2014-03-31 10:04:31

One of the serious health consequences of obesity is elevated blood pressure (BP), a particular problem in children because research has found that high BP in children usually follows them into adulthood, carrying with it a wide range of possible negative consequences. Even modest elevations in the BP of adolescents, according to recent research, can pose cardiovascular problems later in life. A systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies of the effect of child obesity...

2014-03-26 23:32:09

Maggie Baughman, a 9th Grade student at Garrison Forest School, scored in the top 10% of all North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) entrants. She was the only student to qualify for round two of the competition among more than 60 independent and public school students who participated in the first round at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Excellence. Owings Mills, MD (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Garrison Forest School (GFS) freshman Maggie Baughman qualified for the...

2014-03-19 08:30:44

BALTIMORE, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health- Health Advisory Board member and construction developer Ken Banks has teamed up with investigators from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to find a practical construction-based solution to a global public health problem. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is ranked no. 1 by U.S. News & World Report and has held this ranking for the past twenty years. Dr....

Many Preschoolers Already Know Their Xs And Ys: Study
2014-03-06 14:47:12

[ Watch the Video: Are You Smarter Than A Five-Year-Old? Preschoolers Can Do Algebra ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It may not seem intuitive, but basic algebra skills come naturally to most children – according to a new study in the journal Developmental Science. In case you forgot, or never learned, algebra is a branch of mathematics that is used to find the value of an unknown number – typically represented by ‘x’ or ‘y.’ In the new study,...

2014-02-28 23:26:37

Yuval Bar-Or, a Johns Hopkins business professor, demystifies financial planning in his new book, Pillars of Wealth: Personal Finance Essentials for Medical Professionals. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Most medical professionals (e.g., dentists, physicians) complete their residency or fellowship without sufficient knowledge of business and finance. This educational deficiency often leads them to make sub-optimal decisions, exposing their families and businesses to a variety of...

2014-02-27 08:30:36

Program Will Focus on 1- to 4-year-olds in Bangladesh, Where Drowning is the Leading Cause of Death Among Children DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $10 million commitment to prevent drowning deaths in children aged 1 to 4. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Drowning Prevention Project will initially focus on Bangladesh, where drowning is the leading cause of death among children. Every year in Bangladesh, 12,000...

2014-02-19 16:24:15

--New Publication in Science Translational Medicine Confirms Utility of Cell-Free Circulating Tumor DNA (ctDNA) for Cancer Drug Development and Diagnosis-- BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome analysis and testing services, reported that its proprietary technology was used in a major new study being published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The study, "Detection of...

2014-02-17 23:24:20

BlackDoctor.org partners with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions to honor the nation's leading black healthcare professionals. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 As the leading provider of culturally-relevant health news and resources for African Americans, BlackDoctor.org seeks to educate and celebrate the black community. In partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, BlackDoctor.org salutes 42 black healthcare professionals...

2014-02-12 12:30:11

Inaugural 2014 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine CLEVELAND, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine has been awarded to pediatric cardiologist and genetics researcher Harry Dietz, MD, of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, established this year by the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the American Society for Clinical...