| May 31, 2012
| 1:37 PM
As a nation, our collective attention is increasingly drawn to the way in which health care costs are crippling the economy. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects this cost, if unchecked, could rise to $3.4 trillion in 2015, a whopping...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 5:00 AM
With the exciting news that Maryland has received a new federal grant of $123 million to support the establishment of its health benefit exchange — a critical component of President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act —...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Johns Hopkins is working with a company in India that is opening a network of clinics throughout the country.
Johns Hopkins doctors and faculty will advise Bharat Family Clinic on development of clinical programs and help with facility design. Hopkins...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I still remember — although details are somewhat cloudy now, the gist of it is still clear as bell — the night when my teen and toddler brother and sisters, my father, some workers on the farm and I sat around a fire, on a somewhat cold night,...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Margery K. "Margie" Pozefsky, an artist and kidney transplant survivor who supported a kidney swapping transplant program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Friday of lung cancer at her Rockland home. She was 71.
"Margie was just a wonderful woman who had...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Ellen Loreck, MS, RD, LDN;, weighs in on red meat.
Picture this: You're out to dinner and there are juicy porterhouse steaks, sumptuous burgers, and...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Women who enter menopause before their 46th birthday are twice as likely to suffer a stroke or coronary heart disease, according to Johns Hopkins researchers.
The risk from early menopause is true no matter the ethnic or racial background of a woman, the...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Early menopause may mean a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
The researchers say the risk can be twice as high, and doctors should help women avoid early menopause if possible. “If...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Sherrie Walter will never wear earrings again, but recently started styling her hair in a ponytail the way she used to before she was diagnosed with skin cancer nearly four years ago.
It's a big step for Walter, whose life was turned upside down when...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:22 AM
It is well documented that African-American women with breast cancer are more likely to have a more aggressive type of the disease that kills them, but why remains a mystery.
The answers may be found one day soon, as researchers focus more on the genetic...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:53 PM
The rapid decline in health and ultimate death of a woman from fungal meningitis at Johns Hopkins Hospital after she'd received a tainted steroid injection was outlined by a team of Hopkins doctors in a medical journal article released online Thursday....
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Dr. Henry N. Wagner Jr., a retired Johns Hopkins nuclear medicine professor who did early research in his field, died of complications from heart disease Tuesday at his Mount Washington home. He was 85.
Born in Baltimore and raised on West Fayette...