Monthly Archive:: January 2017

Virtual Press Conference – The Science of the Super Bowl

Reading Time: 2 minutesCredit: iStock Reporters, please join Newswise on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. ET for a live event featuring Johns Hopkins’ Vikram Chib and other experts who will scientifically analyze various aspects of this major pop culture event. They will discuss: 1. Vikram Chib, PhD, assistant

New Year, New You: Tips on Keeping Your Resolutions

Reading Time: 2 minutesCredit: iStock Share Fast Facts New year, new you: Tips on keeping your resolutions. – Click to Tweet Lacking motivation with your resolutions? We can help! – Click to Tweet The new year inevitably leads us all down the road to goal setting and resolution promising

Updated Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis Guidelines Can Help in Diagnosis, Personalized Treatment

Reading Time: 5 minutesCredit: Pixabay Share Fast Facts Updated cystic fibrosis diagnosis guidelines can help in personalized treatment – Click to Tweet Updated cystic fibrosis guidelines: Threshold for possible CF diagnosis lowered. – Click to Tweet Updated cystic fibrosis diagnosis guidelines informed by mutations database. – Click to Tweet

Cold weather alert – current alert level: level 1

Reading Time: 1 minutesTemperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 31 January 2017, until further notice. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter.

Blood Test That Detects Changes in Tumor DNA Predicts Survival of Women with Advanced Breast Cancers

Reading Time: 5 minutescMethDNA test Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Share Fast Facts Blood test spots cancer-linked DNA in advanced breast cancer patients – Click to Tweet DNA detector IDs breast cancers at higher risk for recurrence – Click to Tweet Results of a multicenter study of 129 women

Cold weather alert – current alert level: Level 2

Reading Time: 1 minutesCurrent alert level: Level 2 – Alert and Readiness Sunday at: 08:18 on Sunday 29 January 2017 There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions between 0900 on Sunday 29Jan and 0900 on Tuesday 31 Jan in parts of England. This weather

NHS England launches new measures to help GPs and patients access the care they need

Reading Time: 6 minutesA world-first nationally funded service to support GPs and GP trainees suffering mental ill-health and addiction goes live next week while 11 areas have been chosen to pilot new ways of retaining GPs who are considering leaving the profession so their skills can continue benefitting patients.

What Can You Do To Have More ‘Face Time’ With Your Doctor? Arrive Early For the Appointment

Reading Time: 5 minutesPatients sit in clinic waiting room. Credit: iStock Share Fast Facts Doctors spend less time with tardy patients in busy clinics. – Click to Tweet Want more face time with your doc? Arrive to your appointment early. – Click to Tweet When clinics run late, doctors

Cold weather alert – current alert level: Level 3

Reading Time: 1 minutesCurrent alert level: Level 3 – Cold Weather Action Issued at: 08:51 on Friday 27 January 2017 There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions between 0900 on Friday 27 January and 0900 on Sunday 29 January in parts of England. This

Media Alert: Caring For the Whole Person: Hands-On Demonstrations Teach Maryland Medical Students the Scope of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Reading Time: 2 minutesCredit: Johns Hopkins PM&R Interest Group The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group invites medical students from across Maryland and Washington D.C. to the first annual PM&R Expo. This “PM&R 101” event will allow future health care providers to get