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New York Times
January 21, 2010
Big Benefits Are Seen From Eating Less Salt
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Cheryl A. M. Anderson, an assistant professor of epidemiology and international health at the School of Public Health.

NYTimes.com
January 21, 2010
Salt Reduction Could Save 92, 000 U.S. Lives A Year
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story mentions that Lawrence Appel of the School of Medicinie and Cheryl Anderson of the School of Public Health wrote a commentary on a new (non-JHU) study that reveals that shaving 3 grams off the daily salt intake of Americans could prevent up to 66,000 strokes, 99,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths in the United States, while saving $24 billion in health costs per year.

Bloomberg News
January 20, 2010
Half Teaspoon Less Salt Daily May Save Lives, Health-Care Costs
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg News report mentions that Lawrence Appel of the School of Medicinie and Cheryl Anderson of the School of Public Health wrote a commentary on a new (non-JHU) study that reveals that half a teaspoon less salt daily could save many lives and a lot of money.

Omaha World Herald
January 21, 2010
Study details benefits from reducing salt in diet
Johns Hopkins angle: This Milwaukee Journal Sentinel piece mentions that Lawrence Appel of the School of Medicine and Cheryl Anderson of the School of Public Health wrote a commentary on a new (non-JHU) study that reveals that shaving 3 grams off the daily salt intake of Americans could prevent up to 66,000 strokes, 99,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths in the United States, while saving $24 billion in health costs per year.

PBS Newshour
January 20, 2010
After Christmas Bomb Plot, New Airport Screening Techniques Examined
Johns Hopkins angle: Ray Suarez interviews Mahadevappa Mahesh, chief physicist at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, about airport screening technology.

National Public Radio – All Things Considered
January 20, 2010
MS Patients May Soon Bypass Painful Injections
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio report includes comments from Peter Calabresi, a professor of neuroimmunology in the School of Medicine.

TIME.com
January 20, 2010
Aftershock
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Thomas Kirsch, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response.

Baltimore Sun
January 21, 2010
Hopkins aid workers off to Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: As early as Friday, a group of Baltimore-based aid workers from Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, plan to land in earthquake-ravaged Haiti and join others from the region and the United States in taking the first steps beyond the rescues. They'll start rebuilding. The article quotes Willibrord Shasha, an obstetrician-gynecologist affiliated with Jhpiego.

MSNBC
January 21, 2010
Disaster do-gooders can actually hinder help
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Kirsch, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, is quoted in this story about disaster relief in Haiti.

Epoch Times
January 20, 2010
Safe Water Needed Now More than Ever in Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Edward Bouwer, professor and chair of the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

Wall Street Journal
January 20, 2010
Problems with Protocols
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which examines the benefits and drawbacks of protocols, mentions that, at Johns Hopkins, strict cleanliness protocols reduced central-line infection rates (for example, infections caused by inserting a catheter into a vein) from 11% almost to zero.

WCAX.com (TV News – Burlington, Vermont)
January 21, 2010
Drinking age debate hits the Statehouse
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that David Jernigan, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, will participate at a hearing today during which state lawmakers will discuss possible revisions in the current age restriction for drinking alcohol.

Rutland Herald (Vermont)
January 21, 2010
Experts to debate drinking age in Statehouse today
Johns Hopkins angle: David Jernigan, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, will debate Vermont's drinking age in that state's capital city today.

Wall Street Journal
January 20, 2010
Two Unions Push for Resignation of Armstrong From Citi's Board
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that C. Michael Armstrong is chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Health System Corp.

Baltimore Sun
January 21, 2010
Pension reform could be issue in Balto. Co. politics
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS sociologist Matthew Crenson is quoted.

Gulfnews
January 21, 2010
Boom and bust by the book
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by WSE economist Steve Hanke.

WBAL-TV (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
January 20, 2010
City To Share Hopkins Crime Watch Cameras
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report and accompanying online video refer to a new agreement that allows Baltimore City police to have access to Johns Hopkins health system cameras in East Baltimore.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 20, 2010
New Maryland public health lab in East Baltimore gets OK
Johns Hopkins angle: New state lab facility is planned for the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in East Baltimore.

Detroit Free Press
January 21, 2010
Bookshelf: Get mold smell out of furniture
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of The Mold Survival Guide," published by the JHU Press.

Hays Daily news (Kansas)
January 21, 2010
Staying sharp by volunteering in program
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the benefits of volunteerism notes that a 2009 study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that volunteer service, such as tutoring children, can help older adults delay or reverse declining brain function.

The News-Review (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
January 20, 2010
Local doctor says cuts could raise healthcare costs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that an alert from the
American Academy of Pediatrics referenced a Johns Hopkins study indicating that children hospitalized without insurance have a higher mortality rate than their insured peers.

San Diego Union-Tribune
January 21, 2010
ENT MAKES HOUSE CALL
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story notes that KSAS English professor Drew Daniel is a member of Matmos, the "envelope-shredding" electronica duo best known for its work (on albums and in concerts) with Björk.

News.az
January 21, 2010
Turkey needs Russia to bring peace to Caucasus
Johns Hopkins angle: News.az interviews Gareth Jenkins, non-resident Turkey expert at SAIS.

The News-Review (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
January 20, 2010
Local doctor says cuts could raise healthcare costs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that an alert from the
American Academy of Pediatrics referenced a Johns Hopkins study indicating that children hospitalized without insurance have a higher mortality rate than their insured peers.

Beacon-News (Aurora, Ill.)
January 21, 2010
Health briefs: Rush-Copley programs in Aurora
Johns Hopkins angle: This health brief item mentions that Valley West Community Hospital in is offering the Healthy Monday Initiative, a free nonprofit public health campaign developed by JHU and two other universities.

WBAL Radio
January 20, 2010
UMB Welcomes New Police Chief
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU alumnus Antonio Williams has been named head of the University of Maryland, Baltimore police department.

Daily Record
January 21, 2010
Williams named head of UMB police
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins graduate is named director of public safety at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 17, 2010
Expansion in Mind, Colleges Snap Up Real Estate in Buyers' Markets
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions Johns Hopkins' purchase of the former Zurich Insurance property in Baltimore.

Holland Sentinel (Michigan)
January 20, 2010
Herrick Sunday Concert Series continues
Johns Hopkins angle: Cellist Steven VanRavenswaay studied at Peabody.

Newnan Times Herald (Georgia)
January 21, 2010
Wadsworth & Friends Concert 2010 welcomes cellist, pianist
Johns Hopkins angle: Stephen Prutsman studied at Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
January 21, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: In men's basketball, Johns Hopkins fell to Washington College, 68-48.In women's basketball, Johns Hopkins beat Washington College, 66-61. In swimming, Johns Hopkins senior John Thomas was named Division III National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week.

Baltimore Sun
January 21, 2010
Alice Ann Koontz (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Koontz was an adjunct professor at JHU.

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USA Today
January 21, 2010
Group urges improved value, breadth of college degrees
The Association of American Colleges and Universities is calling for a "far-reaching national commitment" to improve "the breadth, level and quality of students' actual learning."

New York Times
January 21, 2010
Annual Poll of Freshmen Shows Effect of Recession
The recession hit this year’s college freshmen hard, affecting how they chose a school as well as their ability to pay for it, according to an annual nationwide survey.

Associated Press
January 21, 2010
Relatives of Americans missing in Haiti angry
More than a week after the quake rocked the country, the grief of not knowing has become unbearable for families, including those with college students who have yet to be found.

Inside Higher Ed
January 21, 2010
Freshmen Abandon Business
The percentage of college freshmen planning to major in business is at its lowest level since the mid-1970s.



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