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TIME Magazine
November 22, 2010
Meet Dr. Robot
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about the use of robotics in surgery mentions Patrick Walsh of the School of Medicine.

NPR
December 9, 2010
Obama's Compromise Bad For Blacks?
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Lester Spence says African-Americans should ensure that the next compromise Obama makes isn't with the Republican Party, but with the black community.

New York Times
December 8, 2010
Bond Yields Continue Their Climb
Johns Hopkins angle: This business story quotes Jonathan H. Wright, a former Federal Reserve economist who is now a Krieger School professor of economics.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
December 8, 2010
Parents may not have that much influence over kids' eating habits
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which originated in the Los Angeles Times, reports on a new study led by Youfa Wang of the School of Public Health which found that parents have a very limited influence on their children's dietary habits.

Times of India (ANI)
December 9, 2010
Parents don't influence kids' eating habits
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Youfa Wang of the School of Public Health reveals that parents have only a limited influence over their children's eating habits, according to this ANI story.

Baltimore Sun
December 8, 2010
Assaults more common than shooting in hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post refers to a new Journal of the American Medical Association commentary by Gabor D. Kelen, professor and chair of the School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine, and Christina L. Catlett, an assistant professor in the department. The item states that the commentary was produced in the aftermath of the shooting of a Johns Hopkins Hospital doctor in September.

Orlando Sentinel
December 8, 2010
Even whiff of cigarette smoke can hurt, surgeon general's new report says
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Frances Stillman, co-director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at Johns Hopkins University.

Modern Medicine (HealthDay)
December 8, 2010
In Pregnancy, Buprenorphine Effective for Opioid Dependency
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that buprenorphine is an acceptable alternative to methadone for the treatment of opioid dependency during pregnancy that appears to reduce the severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), according to a study led by Hendree E. Jones of the School of Medicine.

MedPage Today
December 9, 2010
Treatment Drug Matters to Baby if Mom Is an Addict
Johns Hopkins angle: Babies born to women addicted to opioids had less severe neonatal abstinence syndrome if their mothers took buprenorphine (Subutex) rather than methadone, researchers led by Hendree E. Jones of the School of Medicine found.

Baltimore Sun
December 9, 2010
Teachers put their voices to the test
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from throat specialist Lee M. Akst, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center.

New Scientist
December 9, 2010
To erase a bad memory, first become a child
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about approaches to "erasing" traumatic memories and helping patients with Post Traumatic Stress disorder mentions research done by Roger Clem of the School of Medicine.

Consumer Affairs
December 8, 2010
Researchers Find Rare But Serious Statin Side Effect
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Andrew L. Mammen of the School of Medicine.

WWLTV.com (New Orleans)
December 8, 2010
Doctor says extra vitamins aren't just unnecessary -- they may be harmful
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Eyewitness News report, Dr. Randolph Howes has "professor appointments at Johns Hopkins" and other schools.

The Denver Channel
December 8, 2010
Andropause: The Male Midlife Crisis Explained
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on male midlife issues mentions that "doctors at Johns Hopkins University say that can also boost red blood cell production in some men."

Connecticut Post
December 8, 2010
Loeb to step in for Gustav Meier at Saturday's GBS concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Benjamin Loeb, the new executive director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, will conduct the holiday pops concert, filling in for regular conductor Gustav Meier. The piece states that Loeb studied with Meier at the Peabody Institute, where Meier directs the graduate conducting program.

Vernon Hills Review (Illinois)
December 9, 2010
Healthbeat: It's more than a bad mood
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Karen Swartz, director of the Johns Hopkins' Adolescent Depression Awareness Program, explained at a recent meeting of school health professionals, that more teens suffer from depression (as many as 1 out of 8 at any given time) than those who suffer from asthma (1 out of 13).

Joplin Independent (Missouri)
December 8, 2010
Study examines effects of new hallucinogen
Johns Hopkins angle: A column about research into Salvia divinorum, a hallucinogenic plant, by Matthew Johnson of the School of Medicine.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 9, 2010
Neurologist with MS pain needed immediate relief
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on neurologist Michael Mabry, who more than 20 years ago was a fellow at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 9, 2010
Newsmaker: Jeremy Berg
Johns Hopkins angle: Previously director of basic biomedical services at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Berg has been named by the University of Pittsburgh as its first associate senior vice chancellor for science strategy and planning for the Schools of the Health Sciences. He currently is director of the National Institute of General Medical Services at the National Institutes of Health.

NJ.com
December 8, 2010
Students at Immaculate Conception in Somerville recognized by Johns Hopkins program
Johns Hopkins angle: Three eight-graders from Immaculate Conception School in Somerville have been recognized for outstanding scores on standardized tests by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Talent Search program.

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New York Times
December 9, 2010
U.S. Revises Report on Recruiting at For-Profit Colleges
The Government Accountability Office softened some of the findings in its hard-hitting report on recruiting practices, but without changing its conclusion that the colleges visited had engaged in deception or fraud.

NPR (AP)
December 8, 2010
House OKs Bill Aimed At Young Illegal Immigrants
The House passed legislation Wednesday to give hundreds of thousands of foreign-born youngsters brought to the country illegally a shot at legal status, a fleeting victory for an effort that appears doomed in the Senate.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
December 9, 2010
CIA Chief Leon Panetta, Federal Officials Urge Scholars To Help Improve Foreign Language Learning in U.S.
To make the United States more globally competitive and secure from foreign attacks, the U.S. must radically transform the way it teaches foreign languages, federal officials told a gathering of foreign language educators at a University of Maryland foreign language summit.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 8, 2010
Cables Spilled by WikiLeaks Portray College Campuses as Ideological Battlegrounds
A common theme in many of the U.S. State Department dispatches is that colleges must play a central role in the fight against Islamic extremism.

USA Today
December 5, 2010
How some politicians stumble on science - Column
Recent signs point to federal budget cuts headed straight for scientists.

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