March 26, 2010
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Checklist Saves Lives
Thousands die annually from hospital infections. In this interview with Peter Pronovost, CNN’s Sanjay Gupta explores how a simple checklist is changing things. Watch video
health and diet
Take Two Carrots and Call Me in the Morning
Eating the right foods and spices could go a long way toward staving off everything from gut ailments to cancer, say Hopkins experts. They share their tips for stocking a health-promoting pantry. Read story
Stepping Ahead in Stem Cell Research
Carol Greider Shares 2009 Nobel Prize
Carol Greider was a 25-year-old graduate student studying fragments of a pond creature when she established herself as one of the world’s pioneering researchers.
Her interest was basic: How do chromosomes — the strands of DNA that contain genes – maintain themselves? Her focus was keen: She concentrated on the tiny caps on chromosome ends, important tip-structures known as telomeres. Full story | Watch video
A Diagnosis, a Doctor and Deliverance
Teenager Steven McDonough was diagnosed with a tumor in his spinal cord. Along with his doctor, Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon George Jallo, Steven and his mother share their story. Watch video
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