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2013-05-21 23:03:18

In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for CKD progression and transplant failure. Now, a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Dayton Children´s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University has found a possible similar effect in children with kidney disease who are exposed to secondhand smoke. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for...

2013-05-02 04:21:29

SWARTHMORE, Pa., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people believe that the earlier children begin learning about saving and investing, the better their chances for future financial stability. But what happens when a simple economics lesson has the Securities and Exchange Commission knocking on your door? Elissa Brent Weissman's new book, The Short Seller (Atheneum, May), takes readers on a journey into the exciting but high-stakes world of online trading and the stock market, as seen through...

2013-04-30 08:33:31

Aim is to Create Program that can be Replicated Elsewhere Around Globe BALTIMORE, Md., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has partnered with Barclays Bank to develop a youth entrepreneurship program with the Bloomberg School's Center for American Indian Health. The new initiative is aimed at designing an evidence-based program to inspire American Indian youth to stay in school and create business and social entrepreneurship...

2013-04-24 23:19:49

Panel addresses challenging journey of new medical device from idea to market. Fayetteville, Arkansas (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Robert (Bob) Storey, CEO of OsteoVantage, Inc. and Executive in Residence for VIC Technology Venture Development, presented at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine´s conference “The Business of Medical Devices” on April 9th. Mr. Storey, who also works with the Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer office to obtain funding for promising Hopkins...

Medical Transparency Could Save Doctors And Patients Money
2013-04-16 10:52:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Transparency allows for consumers to make informed decisions on everything from fast food to automobiles.The same could be held true for physicians, allowing them to order considerably fewer tests or search for lower-priced alternatives when shown the costs of diagnostic procedures, if this transparency was available to them, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. In a study performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital,...

2013-03-13 04:21:07

Andrew J. Whelan Received Prestigious National Humanitarian Technology Leadership Award by Chabad at Johns Hopkins Medicine FREDERICK, Md., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioElectronics Corporation (OTC Pink: BIEL), the maker of consumer medical devices, today announced that its CEO, Andrew J. Whelan, was awarded the prestigious National Humanitarian Technology Leadership Award by Chabad at Johns Hopkins. "We chose to honor Mr. Whelan because of his personal philanthropy and his...

2013-03-12 10:04:13

A small study of 20 people with Parkinson's disease suggests that "virtual house calls" using Web-based video conferencing provide clinical benefits comparable to in-person physician office visits, while saving patients and their caregivers time and travel. "It appears we can use the same technology Grandma uses to chat with her grandson to provide her with valuable medical care in her home," says study leader Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A., an associate professor of neurology at the Johns...

2013-03-05 12:25:59

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Gun Research Director To Propose Evidence-Based Policies for Reducing Gun Violence At National Press Club Newsmaker on March 15 WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December instantly put gun control back at the top of the public policy agenda. But policymakers searching for answers seemed to have few solid studies to guide them. In 1996, at the urging of the National Rifle Association,...

2013-01-23 12:26:49

65(th) Annual Conference to Feature Prominent Peace and Justice Advocates in St. Louis WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned brain surgeon Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, who first came to the United States at the age of 19 as a migrant farm worker, will address the NAFSA: Association of International Educators' Annual Conference and Expo in May 2013. Before becoming one of America's top neurosurgeons, "Dr. Q" first worked as a cotton picker, painter, and welder...

2012-12-03 20:46:20

Johns Hopkins experts are recommending early post-surgical assessment -- preferably within 24 hours -- for trouble chewing and swallowing food, or speaking normally, among patients who have had benign tumors removed from the base of the brain. Such early assessments, they say, may minimize complications associated with the sometimes hazelnut-sized tumors, called vestibular schwannomas. Damage can arise when the tumors themselves press on the nearby cranial nerves -- key to controlling the...