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March 2, 2010
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No Radiation Danger From Airport Body Scanners
The machines even appear safe for children and pregnant women, says the author of the piece, Dr. Mahadevappa Mahesh, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. However, operators of the equipment should receive safety training to make sure they avoid inadvertent exposure.
Seniors Stymied In Wait For Kidney Transplants
One-third of people over the age of 65 wait longer than necessary for lifesaving, new kidneys because their doctors fail to put them in a queue for organs unsuitable to transplant in younger patients but well-suited to seniors, research from Johns Hopkins suggests. Read Story
Curing HIV: A Q&A with Janet and Robert Siliciano
It seems as though the word cure was once a forbidden term among AIDS researchers. Robert and Janet Siliciano address this and other questions in a recent interview. Read story
Under the Dome
Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Johns Hopkins offers one of the most dynamic emergency medicine residency programs in the U.S. Watch the video and learn why.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Sinus Relief Is Just a Visit Away. Joint Allergy--Otolaryngology Sinusitis Clinic offers patients a clear view of their sinus problems. Read Story
Howard County General Hospital
Eric M. Aldrich, M.D., has been named vice president of Medical Affairs at Howard County General Hospital. Aldrich will provide administrative oversight and service support for professional staff activities and will work closely with physician leaders at the hospital. Read Story
Revealing the Body's Deepest Secrets.
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