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Posted on Sep 28,2016

Physician Uses His Childhood Cancer Fight to Help Others

Childhood cancer can be a long and difficult journey, but when teamed up with care providers like Dr. Moore and others at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, it is a path that families don’t need to walk alone.


Posted on Sep 21,2016

Eat Smart, Play Smart Makes Wellness Fun

In honor of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital cafeteria was buzzing with activity as employees, patients and families took part in the second annual "Eat Smart, Play Smart" wellness event on September 15.


Posted on Sep 19,2016

Targeting a Tough Cancer Using Precision Medicine

Wobbling around the house or squealing with glee over his favorite cartoon, 2-year-old Anthony had plenty of toddler energy—but suddenly it disappeared. At first his doctor was not concerned. Then one day Anthony woke up gasping for air.


Posted on Sep 16,2016

Austin's Story: The Unofficial Big Brother of the Cancer Unit

As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we celebrate patients of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute, like Austin. As the unofficial big brother of the cancer unit, Austin's had an impact on other kids fighting cancer.


Posted on Sep 16,2016

Tina Suarez, R.N., is the August 2016 Daisy Award Recipient

She joined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital more than three years ago and works on 7 South. 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 Sep 06,2016

Cayden is Surviving Two Bouts of Rare and Often Lethal Brain Cancer Thanks to Superior Care at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

At just one year old, Cayden was diagnosed with a tumor in his brain. “He just was sleeping a lot, very lethargic, he wasn’t eating, he wasn’t nursing, he wasn’t doing anything but sleeping,” recalls his mom, Chelsea. Cayden and his family were referred to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and its pediatric neuro-oncology program...


Posted on Sep 02,2016

Meagan King, R.N., is the July 2016 Daisy Award Recipient

Meagan King, R.N., is the July 2016 Daisy Award Recipient. She joined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in 2004 as a member of the Emergency Center Team. 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 Sep 02,2016

Eat This, Not That

In honor of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, this September take a pledge with your family to make healthier, more nutritious choices every day...


Posted on Sep 01,2016

Teaming Up to Fight Cancer—This Month and All Year Long

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is spotlighting our brave patients like Chloe (pictured here), who was diagnosed last Christmas Eve with a rare childhood tumor and just “rang the bell” to mark the end of her chemotherapy treatments...


Posted on Sep 01,2016

Happy Heart Party

Ongoing and former patients of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute and their families let loose for a day of fun at the annual Happy Heart Party, held Sunday, August 28 at Great Explorations Children’s Museum. Each year, the event bring families and staff together to celebrate Johns Hopkins All Children’s heart patients...


Posted on Aug 30,2016

Cell Phones, Keyboards, Kids and Germs: Tips for Families

With the start of a new school year, it’s time to study up on cell phones, computer keyboards and the germs that share these devices with kids and adults. Phones can harbor the same types of germs found on other high-touch surfaces: bacteria and viruses that can cause colds, flu, gastrointestinal illnesses, even MRSA...


Posted on Aug 26,2016

Keith Martin, R.N., is the June 2016 Daisy Award Recipient

Keith Martin, R.N., is our June 2016 Daisy Award recipient. Keith is a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and has worked for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital since 2011. 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 24,2016

Expertise in Rare Pediatric Hand Surgery Earns Two Thumbs Up

Ten perfect fingers, ten tiny toes. It’s one of the first things many parents want to see with a newborn. Andrew had all those things, except when it came to his left thumb. Not long before Andrew’s first birthday, his parents were referred to Lee Phillips, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic and hand specialist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He fully diagnosed Andrew’s condition and had good news to share...


Posted on Aug 23,2016

Florida Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Create Exclusive Affiliation to Deliver High Quality Pediatric Care

Florida Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are creating an exclusive affiliation to deliver high quality pediatric care, closer to home for patients in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. These two organizations share a common goal – to be leaders in children’s health and well-being through treatment, education and advocacy.


Posted on Aug 22,2016

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Receives $200,000 for Pediatric Brain Cancer Care and Research

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, families and friends are often stunned to learn that less than 5 percent of federal cancer research funding is directed to pediatric cancer. Among those pediatric cancers, brain tumors are among the toughest to treat. That’s why it’s significant that Northwest Mutual and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation donated $200,000 to help Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital fight pediatric cancer…


Posted on Aug 19,2016

Melanie Vargas, R.N., is the May 2016 Daisy Award Recipient

Melanie Vargas, R.N. has been a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) since 2012. 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 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...


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