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The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

Posted on Aug 15, 2016 in General News

E-cigarettes may appear to be a safer way to smoke, but they are just as dangerous for children. In fact, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show an alarming rise in the number of e-cigarette related calls to poison control centers, rising from one call per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014...

Researchers and Athletes Team Up to Study Concussion

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in Programs

In many contact sports, a hit to the head is part of the game. But when it happens to a growing brain, what are the long-term effects? This is one of several questions a new concussion study led by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital hopes to answer. The hospital’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences is studying changes in brain function in high school athletes...

Dr. Peter Shaw Joins Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute as Deputy Director

Posted on Aug 03, 2016 in Programs

Pediatric hematologist/oncologist Peter Shaw, M.D. joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital on August 1 as Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute and Associate Professor of Oncology (PAR) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also serving as the institute’s interim director...

Stroke in Children: What Families Need to Know

Posted on May 11, 2016 in Programs

Most people may think of stroke as a disease affecting older adults, but infants and children can also experience a stroke. In fact, the American Heart Association reports that stroke affects 6 out of every 100,000 children, aged 0-15...

Zika Virus: Prevention and Awareness

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 in General News

A Florida congresswoman and medical experts want to make sure pregnant women are informed about the dangers of the Zika virus. U.S. Representative Kathy Castor held a news conference this week to discuss the latest developments and how local families can protect themselves against Zika when traveling or in the event mosquitos carrying the virus are found in Florida...

The Value of Vaccination: Truths and Myths

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 in General News

As Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital recognizes National Infant Immunization Week (April 16-23), we are reminding parents of the importance of getting children vaccinated...

Dr. Hector Monforte Named Director of the Pediatric Biorepository

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 in General News

Hector Monforte, M.D., is the new director of the pediatric biorepository at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, effective April 1, 2016...

Blood Clots in Children

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 in General News

Blood clots are a serious and underdiagnosed problem, but can be prevented. During Deep Vein Thrombosis Month in March, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is raising awareness about blood clots by answering top questions on the minds of families...

What Parents Need to Know About Heart Surgery and Procedures

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 in General News

It can be worrisome to hear your child needs an operation. However, researching the surgeon, the procedure and asking the right questions may help put you at ease. Doctors with the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute have continued to work with some of the world’s leading heart experts to improve care by making information on heart procedures public...

2016 Heart Month

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 in Programs

During the month of February, All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine celebrates American Heart Month. It's a time for our staff to celebrate our heart patients and promote awareness of those living with congenital heart disease and other heart conditions...

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