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Posted on Aug 17,2016

Zika Virus in Florida: Key Things to Know

Since Zika virus first emerged in the news last year, a number of Florida residents have contracted the virus during travel to areas where the virus is already present, or through or sexual contact with someone who acquired Zika during travel. That changed on August 1...


Posted on Aug 15,2016

The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

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...


Posted on Aug 12,2016

Bailey Romao, R.N., is the April 2016 Daisy Award Recipient

Bailey Romao is an R.N. II on the Surgical Neurosciences Unit (7-North). The DAISY Award is presented monthly to a Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital nurse who has provided extraordinary service to our patients...


Posted on Aug 10,2016

Backpack Safety Tips

Backpacks are often the best way for students to carry their books and supplies. But wearing a backpack improperly or carrying one that is too heavy can lead to injury. Here are tips from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for selecting a backpack and using it safely...


Posted on Aug 10,2016

Researchers and Athletes Team Up to Study Concussion

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...


Posted on Aug 04,2016

Jennifer Ferreira is Employee of the Month for June 2016

Jennifer Ferreira is the June 2016 Employee of the Month. Jennifer works as a speech pathologist on the main campus. She was nominated by the parent of a patient, who wanted her good work to be recognized...


Posted on Aug 03,2016

Tips for Helping Kids with Autism Sleep Easy

Sleep disorders affect between 40 and 80 percent of children with autism and can cause distress for the child and family. The sleep experts at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital want families to know that a restful night is possible...


Posted on Aug 03,2016

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

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...


Posted on Jul 25,2016

Year-Old Unit Helps Surgery Patients Go Home Sooner

In its first year of operation the Surgical Extended Care Unit (SECU) at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has played a big role in providing high value care for post-surgical patients...


Posted on Jul 22,2016

Program Puts Pediatric Residents on a Fast Track to Research

Clinical research training programs are seldom included in traditional three-year pediatric residency programs like they are at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital...


Posted on Jul 13,2016

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Announces New CIO

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has appointed John McLendon as vice president and chief information officer. In his new role, McLendon will be responsible for the oversight of all Information Technology (IT) across Johns Hopkins All Children’s, including the execution of the IT strategic plan and overall IT services and support...


Posted on Jul 13,2016

Meet the New Sleep Guidelines

Making sure your child gets the right amount of sleep is an essential part of helping them grow up healthy and strong. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released new sleep guidelines for children and teens. Find out if your child is getting enough sleep...


Posted on Jul 06,2016

Pediatric Conference Builds on Four Decades of Success

Pediatricians came to the 40th Anniversary Florida Suncoast Pediatric Conference from as close as a few miles away and as far as the Philippines. Held each June by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, the conference brings together community pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists for updates useful in treating routine childhood illnesses and providing ongoing primary care...


Posted on Jul 05,2016

Help Kids Avoid These Top Summer Problems Linked to Outdoor Fun

From sunburns to tick bites to a summer cold, parents worry about a host of possible health issues their children face every summer. Keeping kids healthy and safe during the summer months starts with education and prevention...


Posted on Jul 01,2016

Protecting Kids from the Sun

Summer is in full swing and many families will celebrate this time off from school and work outdoors. It’s important to remember that everyone needs protection from the sun, because no matter what your skin tone is, anyone can get skin cancer...


Posted on Jul 01,2016

Dolores Holden is the May 2016 Employee of the Month

Dolores Holden is the May 2016 Employee of the Month. Dolores has worked in Food Services as a cashier in the cafeteria since 2005...


Posted on Jun 30,2016

Fireworks Safety Tips

Summer is now in full swing and that means the Fourth of July is just around the corner. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition want your family to enjoy the holiday. Fireworks can be fun, but they are also the most common cause of injury on July 4th...


Posted on Jun 29,2016

Be Wise Around Water This Summer

Water is everywhere, especially here in Florida. During the hot summer months, many families take advantage of the water to cool down while having fun. The injury prevention experts at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the Florida Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition want your family to follow these tips to prevent accidental drowning...


Posted on Jun 29,2016

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Graduates its First Pediatric Surgical Fellow

As the first graduating pediatric surgical fellow at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Margaret McGuire, M.D., feels like she’s “won the professional lottery” to have studied in this unique new program that focuses on the hospital’s most important resource: people...


Posted on Jun 28,2016

New Information about the FluMist Vaccine

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee recently recommended that the nasal spray influenza vaccine, FluMist, be avoided this upcoming flu season. Brigitta Mueller, M.D., chief patient safety officer at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, explains...


Posted on Jun 24,2016

With a Full Cohort firmly in Place, Lovefest Celebrates JHACH Residents and Faculty

A weeklong welcome for the new class of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital residents and celebration of rising second- and third-year residents culminated in an event with the unusual title of Lovefest...


Posted on Jun 24,2016

Dads Cook Too

Healthy Start at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital once again proved that even dads can have great culinary skills. The second annual Dad’s Cook Too food competition was an opportunity to for dads to win over the hungry judges with their child’s favorite dish...


Posted on Jun 21,2016

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital a Best Children’s Hospital in Six Specialties

U.S. News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as one of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S. in the latest 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This year, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital ranked in six pediatric specialty areas...


Posted on Jun 15,2016

Keep Your Child Safe From Heatstroke

A child dies in a hot care somewhere in the United States every 10 days. It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and turn deadly for a child inside – especially in Florida. While parents may think leaving a child in the car while they run into the store is safe, temperatures can rise by 19 degrees in a car in just 10 minutes...


Posted on Jun 14,2016

STORK Team Flies Babies to NICU on Expert Wings

When babies are born prematurely or have other conditions that need the expert care of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, every moment counts to ensure the best chance for survival. Enter the STORK Team. This team is a group of NICU-experienced, specially trained professionals who attend premature and high risk deliveries at Bayfront Baby Place, located within Johns Hopkins All Children’s...


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