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Posted on Dec 18,2017

How Baby CPAPs Help Infants Breathe Better and Avoid Lung Issues

“Everything neonatologists do in the beginning of the baby’s life has a strong impact on their future. It isn’t just about surviving. We want these babies to thrive with great outcomes” - Joana Machry, M.D.

Posted on Dec 18,2017

Preparing your Kids for a Successful Holiday Trip

The holidays are a busy time for travel. In some cases, it might be the first trip you take with your children. Joe Perno, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, provides parents with tips to have a smooth holiday trip.

Posted on Dec 15,2017

All Kids Wonderland Making the Holiday a Little Brighter for Patients and Families at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

During the holidays, many family members of patients are rarely able to leave the hospital long enough to think about gift shopping. All Kids Wonderland at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital makes the holidays a little brighter by allowing them to exchange tickets for gifts in our wonderland of toys located on campus.

Posted on Dec 14,2017

How Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Evolved into an Academic Medical Center

In more than 40 years with Johns Hopkins Medicine, George Dover, M.D., saw flaws in the training of pediatric residents he couldn’t fix. At Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, he sees opportunity.

Posted on Dec 14,2017

How to Prevent Infections? Start by Washing Your Hands

For International Infection Prevention Week, we focus on the importance of handwashing, acknowledging that some people may not know the proper techniques for thoroughly washing or sanitizing their hands.

Posted on Dec 13,2017

Improving Survival for Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Pediatric surgeons at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are pushing survival rates for infants with CDH above 90 percent.

Posted on Dec 12,2017

Jayden Hardaway Pushes Through When Exercise-Induced Asthma Crops Up

Doctors diagnosed Jayden Hardaway with exercise-induced asthma when he was 14. Johns Hopkins All Children’s respiratory therapists coach him through a pulmonary stress test, which measures how much air moves in and out of your lungs when you exercise.

Posted on Dec 11,2017

How Do you Tell the Flu from a Cold?

With the holiday season in full swing, people are on the move across the country to spread good cheer … but there is something else that they might be bringing with them, and it’s the flu. So we often hear about “having the flu” but how is that different from a common cold? Patrick Mularoni, M.D., at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital explains the differences.

Posted on Dec 08,2017

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and US 103.5 FM Cares for Kids Radiothon Raises $406,488

In its 10th year, the US 103.5 FM Cares for Kids Radiothon raised $406,488 for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, the regional Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Posted on Dec 07,2017

What Your Teen Wants to Know About Mental Health

Mental health is a growing concern for teens everywhere. Recently, experts from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital spent some time at Lakewood High School educating students on depression symptoms and treatment. Students had the opportunity to write down questions that they wanted answered during the session. Find out the most common ones.

Posted on Dec 06,2017

Jayden Finds Expert Help in Dealing with Osteosarcoma

Jayden’s life changed when he fell at school after dealing with three months of pain in his lower leg. He later discovered the pain was from a tumor, osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer in children and young adults. He was led to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital where he has been receiving care from Peter Shaw, M.D., deputy director of the Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute.

Posted on Dec 05,2017

Jen Arnold Values Philanthropic Support to Simulation Education

Jen Arnold, M.D., M.Sc., FAAP, stepped up to speak to the visitors from Walmart and Sam’s Club and was impressed by their enthusiasm. About 250 Walmart and Sam’s Club associates from 135 locations were visiting the hospital’s St. Petersburg, Florida, campus as part of an event with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Posted on Dec 04,2017

Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever? The Truth about Medical Myths

Medical myths about how to best treat fever, fight colds or manage injuries are everywhere, sometimes handed down through generations. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital clarifies fact from fiction.

Posted on Dec 01,2017

Getting Back in the Game: Johns Hopkins Sports Therapy Center Offers Comprehensive, Individualized Therapy Plans Designed Around Each Child’s Sport 

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Sports Therapy Center in Tampa was the right choice for high school volleyball player Kate, who needed shoulder surgery and intensive physical therapy designed around her chosen sport to get her back in playing shape.

Posted on Nov 30,2017

Teen Advisory Council Means Business

The Teen Advisory Council is made up of youths who are interested in helping to enhance the patient experience at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. They are uniquely qualified, as each one of them is a patient here. Learn how they are impacting the hospital with agenda items that include expanding patient services, advocating for academic policy changes and more.

Posted on Nov 28,2017

Johns Hopkins All Children's Is Healing Beyond Borders

For Florence, a regular visit to her obstetrician in Guatemala City for an ultrasound at 31 weeks brought a diagnosis that changed everything. Oligohydramnios, pronounced ah-ligo-hi-dram-nee-os, is diagnosed in about 4 percent of pregnancies when the woman has a low level of amniotic fluid. Her neonatologist recommended transferring her to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for the best chance of saving her baby’s life.

Posted on Nov 24,2017

Sable Fennell Receives the September DAISY Award

Congratulations to Sable Fennell, R.N., for being honored as the DAISY Award winner for September 2017. This monthly award is presented to a Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital nurse who has provided extraordinary service to our patients.

Posted on Nov 24,2017

Neurosurgeon George Jallo Removes Tricky Tumor From Epilepsy Patient

When no one in South Florida was willing to remove Christina’s brain tumor, her mom found Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences and the neurosurgery team led by George Jallo.

Posted on Nov 22,2017

Tips for Choosing Toys That Will Keep Kids Safe

With the holiday season set to be in full swing, it’s highly likely that you’ve already started thinking of new toys and gadgets to get the children in your life. As you set out to the malls or browse online, keep in mind some toys can have hidden dangers, exposing children to dangerous chemicals or injury-causing hazards.

Posted on Nov 21,2017

Adolescent Tattoos, Body Piercings and Body Modifications

Jasmine Reese, M.D., director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Specialty Clinic at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, explains why tattoos, body piercings and body modifications are important topics for teens and their parents and what to consider when making decisions about body modification.

Posted on Nov 17,2017

Thanksgiving Marks End of a Challenging Year for Dog Bite Survivor

Emma is reclaiming some normalcy after a dog bite left her with severe facial damage. At Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, she met Alex Rottgers, M.D., the plastic surgeon who played the leading role in her restoration and recovery.

Posted on Nov 16,2017

Rotational Learning Plans Help Residents Focus Their Goals

So how exactly do you help residents become more skilled at the task? The leaders of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program had an idea: have residents develop goals for each experience in their rotation.

Posted on Nov 15,2017

Johns Hopkins All Children's Receives NIH Grant to Study How Stress on Mothers Impacts Childhood Obesity

The National Institutes for Health/National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities awarded a collaboration of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins University and three other institutions a five-year, $2.5 million grant to study how social adversity impacts the risk of childhood obesity.

Posted on Nov 14,2017

Shining a Spotlight on Inquiry and Collaboration

Two October events at Johns Hopkins All Children’s showcased innovation and collaboration that are driving improvements in care.

Posted on Nov 13,2017

Antibiotics Awareness Week – What You Should Know

David Berman, M.D., and pharmacy clinical coordinator Katie Namtu from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital talk about the effectiveness of antibiotics as we recognize U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week.

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