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Kevin Sowers is Named President of the Johns Hopkins Health System and Executive Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Kevin W. Sowers, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N., a distinguished clinician, educator and academic health care leader has been appointed president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, an $8 billion academic medical center and health system. He is the second person to hold this role.Source…

Setting Goals to be More Active Slows Memory Decline in Older African Americans

Source: National Institute on AgingRelated MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Healthy Aging, Mild Cognitive ImpairmentSource…

Menstrual cycle: What’s normal, what’s not

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Facts & Statistics: Physical Activity

Source: Department of Health and Human ServicesRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Exercise for ChildrenSource…

Stem cells: What they are and what they do

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Recordings Reveal Deep Credibility Gap When Doctors And Parents Discuss Outcomes For Critically Ill Infants

An analysis of 16 audiotaped conversations between parents of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and clinicians found that medical staff routinely downplay quality of life issues and leave families more optimistic about their babies’ prognoses than the clinicians intended.
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Candida auris infection

Source: Medical EncyclopediaRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Fungal InfectionsSource…

Solid foods: How to get your baby started

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Telemedicine May Affect Quality of Care

Source: National Institutes of Health – Related MedlinePlus Pages: Talking With Your DoctorSource…

Liquid Biopsy Results Differed Substantially Between Two Providers

Two Johns Hopkins prostate cancer researchers found significant disparities when they submitted identical patient samples to two different commercial liquid biopsy providers. Liquid biopsy is a new and noninvasive alternative to tumor tissue sequencing, and it is intended to specifically detect and sequence tumor DNA circulating in patients’ blood. The results are used to help guide doctors to tailor the best treatment for patients at each point of their disease.
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