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BBC News
January 5, 2010
Giving up smoking 'raises diabetes risk'
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study from the School of Medicine suggests that, in the short term, quitting smoking might increase the risk of developing diabetes.

Baltimore Sun
January 5, 2010
Going smoke-free may raise diabetes risk
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at the School of Medicine suggests that, in the short term, tossing the cigarettes might actually increase the risk of developing diabetes.

Los Angeles Times
January 5, 2010
Weight gain from quitting smoking linked to diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes the study’s lead researcher, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of general internal medicine and epidemiology in the School of Medicine.

Toronto Sun
January 5, 2010
Quitting smoking raises diabetes risk: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes lead researcher Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of general internal medicine and epidemiology in the School of Medicine.

Bloomberg News
January 5, 2010
Giving Up Cigarettes May Increase Risk of Diabetes, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at the School of Medicine suggests that, in the short term, tossing the cigarettes might actually increase the risk of developing diabetes.

CNN.com
January 4, 2010
Study: Quitting smoking raises diabetes risk
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at the School of Medicine suggests that, in the short term, tossing the cigarettes might actually increase the risk of developing diabetes.

The Times (London)
January 5, 2010
Smokers who quit should take diet advice to avoid diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of general internal medicine and epidemiology in the School of Medicine.

NPR.org
January 4, 2010
Diabetes Risk Rises Temporarily For Smokers Who Quit
Johns Hopkins angle: This National Public Radio health blog news item refers to a study led by a School of Medicine researcher.

HealthDay
January 5, 2010
Quitting Smoking Can Raise Diabetes Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes the study’s lead researcher, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of general internal medicine and epidemiology in the School of Medicine.

WebMD.com
January 4, 2009
Quitting Smoking Carries Diabetes Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes the study’s lead researcher, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of general internal medicine and epidemiology in the School of Medicine.

Fort France Times (Canada)
January 5, 2010
Tobacco users who quit need to distract themselves so plans don’t go up in smoke
Johns Hopkins angle: This Canadian Press story mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine suspect that the reason that smokers who quit have an elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes is the extra pounds people put on after quitting, but say no one should use the findings as an excuse to continue smoking.

Food Consumer
January 5, 2010
Smoking raises type 2 diabetes risk
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at the School of Medicine suggests that, in the short term, tossing the cigarettes might actually increase the risk of developing diabetes.

Biomed Middle East
January 5, 2010
Smokers On Remission May Develop Short-Term Increase In Diabetes Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at the School of Medicine suggests that, in the short term, tossing the cigarettes might actually increase the risk of developing diabetes.

Nursing Times
January 5, 2010
Giving up smoking increases diabetes risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This short article reports that researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine conducted a study which concluded that smokers who quit the habit have an increased risk of developing diabetes.

Viet Nam Net
January 5, 2010
Quitting smoking increases risk of diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This Xinhua story reports that a new study led by Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at the School of Medicine suggests that, in the short term, tossing the cigarettes might actually increase the risk of developing diabetes.

Wall Street Journal
January 5, 2010
Studies: Mental Ills Are Often Overtreated, Undertreated
Johns Hopkins angle: Report on a study by researchers at the Bloomberg School and at Columbia University.

Kansas City InfoZine
January 5, 2010
More U.S. Patients Receive Multiple Psychotropic Medications
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on research by Ramin Mojtabai, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Mental Health.

Psych Central
January 5, 2010
Use of Multiple Psychotropic Meds on the Rise
Johns Hopkins angle: This story concerns research by Ramin Mojtabai, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Mental Health.

NPR.org
January 4, 2010
Increase In Pyschiatric Drug Combos Prompts Safety Concerns
Johns Hopkins angle: This National Public Radio health blog item refers to new study conducted in part by a Bloomberg School of Public Health researcher.

Fars News Agency
January 5, 2010
Biodegradable Nano-Particles Help Drug Release in Body
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University researchers, led by Pamela Zeitlin of the School of Medicine, have created biodegradable nanosized particles that can easily slip through the body's sticky and viscous mucus secretions to deliver a sustained-release medication cargo.

Wall Street Journal Health Blog
January 4, 2010
Should Pediatricians Recommend Routine Circumcision?
Johns Hopkins angle: Blog post reports that "a group of doctors from Johns Hopkins and the NIH argue this week in the Archives of Pediatrics that the AAP should update its recommendation" on circumcision "because recent studies [show it] reduces the risk of catching certain sexually transmitted diseases."

Buffalo News (New York)
January 5, 2010
Managing chronic pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This Tribune Media Services feature includes comments from Paul Christo, director of the multidisciplinary pain fellowship program at the School of Medicine.

Chosun Ilbo (Korea)
January 5, 2010
U.S. Experts See No Hope for FTA with Korea This Year
Johns Hopkins angle: Jae Ku, the director of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this article.

WSFA TV
January 5, 2010
Most Depressed Adults Going Without Treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that a study conducted by, among others, researchers at the School of Public Health, pointed out potentially troubling trends in U.S. mental health care.

The Guardian (UK)
January 5, 2010
Portrait of the artist: Tori Amos, musician
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about Amos mentions that she studied pinao at the Peabody Conservatory when she was a child.

Wall Street Journal
January 5, 2010
Does Mattress Cleaning Treat Dust-Mite Allergies?
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Peyton Eggleston, a pediatric allergist and professor emeritus in the School of Medicine.

Beijing Review
January 5, 2010
Foreign Ministry Has Three New Deputy Heads
Johns Hopkins angle: Cui Tiankai received a master's degree at Johns Hopkins.

Washington Post
January 5, 2010
Rock Creek crash victim told friends he was staying in for the night
Johns Hopkins angle: More details emerge on the single-car accident in Washington, D.C., that killed recent alumnus Joshua Kuhlman.

The Day (Ct.)
January 2, 2010
Out of the pit
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that soprano Trina Renay is a graduate of Peabody.

WBAL-TV Baltimore
January 5, 2010
Man, 22, Dies After Car Plunges Into D.C. Creek
Johns Hopkins angle: Joshua Kuhlman, a 22-year-old alumnus of JHU, died after his vehicle plunged into a frozen creek in Washington, D.C.

Baltimore Sun
January 5, 2009
Arts scene: Reasons to come in out of the cold
Johns Hopkins angle: This "Arts Scene" story notes that Peabody Institute pianist Leon Fleisher will be joined by violinist Pamela Frank and several other excellent artists on the Peabody faculty for a chamber music program that includes Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor on Feb. 2.

Ventura County Star
January 5, 2010
Will of a winner
Johns Hopkins angle: Katie Brooks was accepted to Johns Hopkins University.

WBAL Radio
January 4, 2010
Former President of BACVA Dead
Johns Hopkins angle: Carroll R. Armstrong, a former president of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association, has died. Armstrong studied at Peabody.

New Orleans Times-Picayune
December 29, 2009
Carroll Armstrong, convention center marketer, dies at age 65
Johns Hopkins angle: Carroll R. Armstrong, a former president of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association, has died. Armstrong studied at Peabody.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 4, 2010
Knowing Your Competition
Johns Hopkins angle: Newsbrief on incident in which all applicants for a faculty position were openly addressed on an e-mail message.

Washington Post
January 5, 2010
Concussions forum to be held in District
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is to host an NFL conference on concussions in Washington in June; members of all NFL teams' medical staffs will be required to attend.

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Inside Higher Ed
January 5, 2010
Mixed Impact of Aid Shifts
A period of dramatic shifts in the aid policies of some of the most elite private colleges has had only the most modest impact on the enrollment of low income students at these institutions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 3, 2010
Can American Research Universities Remain the Best in the World? - Commentary
Despite a distinguished record of achievement, these institutions remain fragile. The writer believes that the chief threats to our standing come from within the United States rather than from foreign competition.

Huffington Post
January 4, 2010
Two Different Leaders, Two Different Visions - Column
The U.S. has long championed (and benefited from) the link between higher education and advancement. Today, other nations particularly in Asia, seek to emulate our success.

Baltimore Sun
January 5, 2010
5 Md. public universities ranked high for best value
Five Maryland universities rank among the nation's 100 best values in public higher education, according to the February issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

Wall Street Journal
January 4, 2010
How to Fix The Doctor Shortage - Opinion
Medical schools are working to increase their classes by 30 percent, but new graduates will not increase the nation's supply of physicians unless the government lifts the cap on residency training slots it pays for that was imposed as part of the Balanced Budget Act in 1997.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 3, 2010
States Embrace Student-Data Tracking, With Prodding From White House
The Bush administration spent years trying to win support for a national database to track the academic progress of individual college students. The Obama administration may now be making progress by emphasizing action at the state level.






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