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Free Yoga Thursdays in Station North All Summer

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 3:00pm

Photo via Corey Reidy

Photo via Corey Reidy

Yoga is one thing that always seems like it should be free. Mostly because there is no equipment or iron apparatus required; the only thing necessary to bend, stretch, and meditate are our incredible, adaptable bodies. So, why not take your sun salutation into the sun at the heart of Baltimore! Charm City yogi, Corey Reidy and the T. Rowe Price Foundation have teamed to bring you Free Yoga for any skill level at 5:30pm every Thursday this summer at the Y Not Lot in Station North. Read More →

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Johns Hopkins Researchers Explore Gene Linked to Schizophrenia

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 9:30am

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Not so long ago, if a person suffered from schizophrenia, mental health professionals pinned all the blame on his or her mother. So-called “refrigerator mothers” didn’t have a warm relationship with their children, the theory went, and thus caused their children severe mental distress that expressed itself as schizophrenia.
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Follow Doctor’s Orders: The Danger of Skipping A Dose

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 11:00am

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Non-Adherence to Prescribed Drugs Comes with Staggering Costs

Funny thing about medication, it will not work unless you take it.  For many of us, that simple task just seems to slip through the cracks. In fact, medication non-adherence–not taking medications as prescribed—is one of America’s costliest health problems.

Nearly half of the annual prescriptions dispensed in the United States are not taken as prescribed. Total cost estimates for non-adherence range from $100 to $300 billion each year for additional doctor visits, emergency room visits, hospital admissions and additional medicines. The reasons for non-adherence are as varied as patients themselves. Among them are the cost of medication, concern about side effects, forgetfulness with taking or refilling medications and doubts about whether a medication is needed. Read More →

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The Gynecologist Who Secretly Filmed Patients Just Cost Hopkins $190 Million

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 9:22am

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Last year, a former employee tipped Baltimore Police off to the fact that Johns Hopkins gynecologist Nikita Levy was secretly filming patients. An investigation quickly turned up more than 1,300 videos and images; as many as 9,000 patients may have been affected in one way or another. Before he could be prosecuted, Levy killed himself – leaving the hospital to bear the brunt of the victims’ anger (and lawsuits).
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Baltimore Youth Track Club Qualifies for U.S. Junior Olympics

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 8:24am

HTL Track Club Qualifies for Junior Olympics

The HTL  Club

Baltimore’s HTL Club began with Vaughn Davis coaching seven Baltimore youths in football skills. Last summer he switched their training to track and field, and a year later the group has qualified for the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics by placing in three events in the regional competition. The team of 13- and 14-year-olds earned third place in the 400-meter dash, fifth place in the 4×100 relay, and third place in the 4×400 relay. Read More →

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Johns Hopkins Plummets to Third Place in Best Hospital Rankings

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 9:58am

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There are 5,723 registered hospitals in the United States, according to the American Hospital Association. Being better than 5,721 of them is pretty impressive–but for Johns Hopkins Hospital, which was ranked by U.S. News as the top hospital in the country for more than two decades, third place is basically synonymous with “LOSER.”
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Be Careful With Those Jetpacks, Everyone

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 10:23am

Photo via Relentless Watersports

Photo via Relentless Watersports

Our very own Robert O’Brien has been detailing the increasingly silly regulations that are popping up in Ocean City–no swearing, no laser pointers, etc. But increased regulation of jet packs? That actually does sound like a good idea.

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Johns Hopkins Hospital Installs a Very Unusual Vending Machine

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 10:25am

Photo via the JHU Hub

Photo via the JHU Hub

Vending machines sell way more than just candy these days. There are vending machines that sell electronics and make-up and even live crabs (that one’s in China). But the new machine installed at Johns Hopkins Hospital is certainly one-of-a-kind.
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Johns Hopkins Miracle Baby Shows Signs of HIV After All

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 14, 2014 10:31am

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Last year, Johns Hopkins physician Deborah Persaud made headlines all over the world when she announced that her team had effectively cured a newborn baby of HIV with an aggressive dose of post-birth antiretroviral drugs. The news was huge, and Persaud was named one of Time’s 10 most important people of 2013.
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Smallpox Discovered in Maryland Storage Room. Oops.

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014 10:04am

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Smallpox is a disease so virulent and deadly that it’s only allowed to be kept in two places on the entire planet, both of them regularly inspected by the World Health Organization. So when an FDA scientist found 16 vials containing the disease in a storage room in Bethesda, everyone was pretty surprised.
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