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Posted on May 25,2017

Treating Childhood Epilepsy with the Ketogenic Diet

For nearly five years, eleven-year-old Naomi suffered from seizures, movement disorders, staring spells and bouts of paralysis. Her parents searched tirelessly for answers while Naomi was put on a number of different seizure medications that were unable to completely stop her seizures. Her appointment with neurologist Steven Parrish Winesett, M.D., at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, finally gave Naomi and her family an answer.

Posted on May 24,2017

Johns Hopkins All Children's Nurses Week 2017 Highlights

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital celebrated Nurses Week 2017 from May 8-12 under the national theme of "Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit."

Posted on May 24,2017

Fidget Spinners

Fidget spinners are taking the country by storm and are the hottest new toy trend in the United States. Patrick Mularoni, M.D., medical director of the Pediatric Sports Medicine Division at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital talks about the pros and cons of this new trendy toy.

Posted on May 23,2017

CVICU’s Rachael Weil Receives Patriot Award

Congratulations to Rachael Weil, M.S.N., R.N., advanced nursing education specialist in the CVICU, for being honored with a Patriot Award for her support of employee service in the armed forces reserve.

Posted on May 17,2017

Using Cotton Swabs in Children’s Ears

You’ve probably heard the phrase “nothing smaller than your elbow in your ear.” Rachel Dawkins, M.D., medical director and director of clinical experiences for physicians in training at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, explains findings from a new study about the dangers of using cotton swabs in the ears.

Posted on May 11,2017

Real Life Stories and Treatment Updates Highlight May 20 Neurofibromatosis Education Symposium

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital hosts its second Neurofibromatosis Education Symposium on Saturday, May 20 for parents, family members and teens, along with health care professionals who care for neurofibromatosis patients.

Posted on May 10,2017

Local Family Inspires Others to Give

As longtime supporters of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Bob, Kathy, Brittany and Robby Stahl want to inspire others to help the children of our community.

Posted on May 10,2017

A Successful Mission to Heal Hearts and Teach Lifesaving Care

Physicians, nurses and other Johns Hopkins All Children’s professionals were part of a multi-center team that traveled to Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica to provide lifesaving medical assessment and surgical care.

Posted on May 09,2017

Remembering Frank Diamond, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital community mourns the loss of our esteemed friend and colleague Frank Diamond, M.D., who passed away Sunday night following a long illness. Dr. Diamond, a pediatric endocrinologist and diabetes specialist, retired from the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital medical staff in 2016 after nearly 40 years of caring for children from throughout our region and beyond.

Posted on May 08,2017

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute Leaders Pave Way for Pediatric Cardiac Care

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital named cardiothoracic surgeon Jeffrey Jacobs, M.D., FACS, FACC, FCCP and cardiologist Gary Stapleton, M.D. as co-directors of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute.

Posted on May 08,2017

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses Use Creativity to Comfort

Teala Green and Rigel De Ocampo bring a patient-centered artistic touch to their work as registered nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. While they play a huge clinical role in helping care for some of the most delicate babies, their artistic touch connects with patients in a compassionate way. In their rare free time, they hand-make personalized name tags for each baby.

Posted on May 05,2017

Whitney Hoertz, R.N., Receives March 2017 Daisy Award

Whitney Hoertz, a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, was honored with the March 2017 DAISY Award. 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 May 05,2017

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Welcomes Dr. Mohamed Rehman as Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

In his leadership role, Dr. Rehman will build and enhance programs to support the highest level of quality and safety across the perioperative continuum of care.

Posted on May 05,2017

Advice for New Moms and Moms-to-Be

Becoming a first-time mom is often a time of utter joy, but with it comes new challenges and many questions. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., is the medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. We sat down with Dawkins for a Q & A to learn about the top five most commonly asked questions.

Posted on May 02,2017

Running For All Children Race Becoming Main Event

Now in its fourth year, Running For All Children is an event that raises thousands of dollars, with all proceeds going to the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event features chip-timed, USA Track and Field-certified courses for serious runners, but this is also an event that celebrates beginners, families with young children, and participants with special needs. Everyone is welcome.

Posted on May 01,2017

Beads Tell a Story of Strength, Honor and Hope

Imagine every IV poke, every bandage, every surgery … reduced to a colorful but hard-earned glass bead that a sick or injured child can string and wear with honor. Just like medals and ribbons, beads have been used throughout history to show bravery and accomplishment and at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, beads represent treatments for cancer, cardiac issues, cystic fibrosis, and soon, treatments for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit...

Posted on May 01,2017

Tips For Those at Respiratory Risk During Wildfire Season

Air pollution from wildfires has no boundaries and can have a major impact on small children, the elderly and anyone with lung or respiratory problems. In April, May and June in Florida, the winds die down, the air stagnates and the ozone builds up—mix this in with an especially hot and dry spell and you have an ideal environment for wildfires. The experts at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital keep an eye on the risk factors.

Posted on Apr 27,2017

A Call to Action on Toxic Stress in Children

There’s a public health crisis hidden in plain sight throughout the United States. Toxic stress is a health crisis for millions of children and can dramatically impact their future health, education and lifespan. Johns Hopkins All Children’s residents launched Partnering for Resilience Week and kicked off the week’s events with a special presentation by national expert on ACEs and toxic stress, Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.

Posted on Apr 27,2017

Volunteering Helps Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder Gain Work Readiness Skills

In many aspects Parker, a volunteer in the A+ Volunteer Program and patient at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, is like any other average 19-year-old. However, as a teen on the autism spectrum, the way he relates to the world can be a bit different from his peers. Learn how the A+ Volunteer Program has helped Parker manage work and responsibilities.

Posted on Apr 26,2017

Pet Therapy Offers A Special Healing Experience

Sometimes it takes more than medicine to meet the needs of patients and pet therapy brings comfort to families in the way that only man’s best friend can. For patients who are missing a pet at home, and even for those who are not, the chance to interact with a four-legged friend is an irreplaceable healing experience.

Posted on Apr 21,2017

Maggie Knutsson Named 2017 Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Volunteer of the Year

The second time was a charm for Maggie Knutson, who was named Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Volunteer of the Year at the annual volunteer recognition dinner. She is always ready to offer families a helping hand, earning her a nomination from the team at the Outpatient Care Center guest services desk.

Posted on Apr 19,2017

Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Day Opens Door to Possibilities

The idea of your teenager heading off on an 11-day, 100-mile hike is daunting for any parent. The fact that Jacob Greene, 18, has cystic fibrosis added to the complexity. April 7 at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s 26th annual Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Day, the Greenes shared their message of how to deal with cystic fibrosis.

Posted on Apr 07,2017

VIP Auction Proceeds Complete $1 Million Pledge to Pediatric Surgical Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

The fourth year was the charm. The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation surpassed its five-year, $1 million pledge to the hospital’s accredited Pediatric Surgical Fellowship Program. The Foundation raised $325,000 April 1 at its VIP Auction to push overall funds raised for the program past $1 million, a year earlier than promised.

Posted on Mar 30,2017

Doctors' Day Shines Spotlight on Excellent Care

Whether your child is facing a tough illness or requiring surgery, knowing that you have someone fighting for the well-being of your child can be an enormous comfort. Physicians play many roles at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, and we celebrate them on Doctors’ Day, March 30, 2017 for all they do—for our patients, their families and the rest of our medical staff.

Posted on Mar 29,2017

Talking About Teens with Dr. Jasmine Reese

Adolescents and young adults have their own unique sets of health needs and challenges. During this transition between childhood and adulthood, there may be times when seeing a pediatrician may not seem quite right but an adult provider might not be the best fit either. This is where an adolescent medicine specialist comes in...

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