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January 26, 2010
More Blood Pressure Worry: It's Linked to Dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story about research linking high blood pressure and dementia mentions that the journal Stroke published evidence from a Johns Hopkins University-led study that tracked 983 people for more than 15 years, starting in middle age. The study found that the longer people spent with uncontrolled high blood pressure, the more "white matter" damage accumulated. This story also appeared in numerous publications and online sites.

National Public Radio
January 26, 2010
Hey Kids (And Parents), Watch Out For Toilet Seat Dermatitis
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Bernard Cohen of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center involves cases of "toilet seat dermatitis," a skin condition caused by sitting on toilet seats (especially wooden ones) treated with harsh chemicals.

Los Angeles Times Blogs
January 25, 2010
Booster Shots: 'Toilet-seat contact dermatitis' sounds dire, but...
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog centers on research by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and McGill University about "toilet seat contact dermatitis" caused by harsh chemical cleaners and toilet seats made of wood.

CBC News (Canada)
January 26, 2010
Wooden toilet seats may irritate kids' skin
Johns Hopkins angle: Bernard Cohen of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center is quoted in another story about skin irritation caused by toilet seat cleaners.
January 25, 2010
Toilet Seat Dermatitis Making a Comeback
Johns Hopkins angle:  This WebMD article quotes researcher Bernard Cohen, director of pediatric dermatology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

US News & World Report (HealthDay News)
January 25, 2010
Wooden Toilet Seats Can Trigger Children's Rash
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story quotes Bernard Cohen of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

USA Today
January 25, 2010
57% of diabetics occasionally skip insulin shots on purpose
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Mark Peyrot of the School of Medicine concludes that it's pretty common for people with diabetes to skip their insulin shots.

United Press International
January 25, 2010
Combat injuries not top cause to leave war
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece reports that the most common reasons for medical evacuation from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan are fractures and tendonitis, not combat injuries, according to a study led by Steven P. Cohen of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal
January 26, 2009
Is Your Kid Truly Allergic? Tests Add to Food Confusion
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Wood, director of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a participant in a task force writing guidelines for diagnosing and managing food allergies, is quoted.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 26, 2010
A Hobby Becomes a Career
Johns Hopkins angle: Abby Markoe graduated from a combined Ph.D. and master's program in the history of medicine and public health at the Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Brew
January 26, 2010
Huge interfaith crowd gathers for Baltimore vigil against violance
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU chaplain the Rev. Albert Mosley and Philip Leaf of the School of Public Health were among the organizers and participants in a "Vigil Against Violence" held last night at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. The university is a member of the Baltimore Interfaith Coalition, which organized the event.

Palm Beach Daily News (Florida)
January 25, 2010
Johns Hopkins President Ron Daniels learns he has cancer soon after taking over research university
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on a speech presented by JHU President Ron Daniels.

Gainesville Sun (Florida)
January 26, 2010
Top pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Carson to share his story
Johns Hopkins angle: This story previews an upcoming speech by Ben Carson, a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the School of Medicine.

Burlington Free Press
January 25, 2010
Shelburne company makes engineering fun
Johns Hopkins angle: This business piece mentions work being done at APL on "bionic" limbs.

Baltimore Sun
January 26, 2010
Alonso plan would give Baltimore middle-school students school choice
Johns Hopkins angle: This news story notes that Johns Hopkins University runs a Talent Development model program at Frederick Douglass High School.

Baltimore Sun
January 26, 2010
Aspen Ensemble to bring chamber music to UB
Johns Hopkins angle: Victoria Chiang is a member of the Peabody Conservatory faculty.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (New York)
January 26, 2010
Isaiah Blanding's family stunned after he killed his wife, then himself
Johns Hopkins angle: Jacquelyn Campbell of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is quoted.

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa)
January 24, 2010
Are Gadgets Ruining Our Vision?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from the Wilmer Eye Institute’s David S. Friedman, a professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine.

Discovery News
January 26, 2010
Planet Definition Doesn't Apply Beyond Solar System
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions APL.
January 25, 2010
Damon Runyon Fellowships Fund Cancer Studies
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about grants awarded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation mentions that one is going to Nicholas Guydosh, a fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute based at JHU’s School of Medicine.

Automotive Design Line
January 25, 2009
Training engineers: Designing embedded control systems for auto apps
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Noah Cowan, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the Whiting School.

The Public Opinion (Chambersburg, Pa.)
January 26, 2010
Scholarships offered to Chambersburg Area Senior High School seniors by Chambersburg Rotary Club
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Chambersburg Rotary Club hosted three of its latest Rotary scholarship winners at its December meeting, including Maaiz Khan, a freshman at JHU.
January 25, 2010
Theatre Hopkins Presents FOLLIES 2/12-28
Johns Hopkins angle: Theatre Hopkins will open its 88th season with a concert version of "Follies."

Daily Record (Parsippany, N.J)
January 26, 2010
College Corner: Boonton grad makes Colonial States Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll
Johns Hopkins angle: A swimming news item in this sports column mentions that Johns Hopkins freshman Kristen Ferriero of Long Valley finished second in the 200 free in a dual-meet victory over St. Mary's.
January 26, 2010
Mary C. Hoover (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Hoover earned a business degree at Johns Hopkins.


USA Today
January 26, 2010
College gender gap remains stable: 57% women
The gender gap on campus — about 57 percent female, 43 percent male — is troubling, but it's not getting any worse, a report says today from the American Council on Education.

New York Times
January 26, 2010
Colleges Market Easy, No-Fee Sell to Applicants
More than 100 colleges and universities paid the same marketing company to send out variations of fast-track applications last fall. Some spent upward of $1 million, and many saw their applicant pools double or even triple in the last two years.

New York Times
January 26, 2010
Patient Safety: Conversation to Curriculum
Despite the growing national discussion about medical errors, medical schools have been slow to respond with coursework on patient safety and quality improvement.

Associated Press
January 25, 2010
Other schools look to Dartmouth for Haiti charity
Three Dartmouth College students organized a massive fundraising campaign that has raised more than $133,000 for Haiti's earthquake victims and become a model for other campuses.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 25, 2010
Death and Devastation Haunt Haiti's Shattered Universities
Throughout Port au Prince, institutions of higher learning collapsed on themselves, burying students and faculty members alike. 

Washington Post
January 25, 2010
Obama seeks to expand student loan program
The Obama administration on Monday proposed expanding a popular program that caps monthly student loan payments for college graduates with low or moderate incomes.

Inside Higher Ed
January 26, 2010
Resistance on Debt Proposal
On the same day that the Obama administration announced its plan to restrict borrowers' maximum annual student loan repayments, panelists representing colleges, administrators and students began a third round of negotiated rule making aimed at preventing abuses in federal financial aid programs by taking up the issue most closely related to the White House’s proposal.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
January 25, 2010
Health Care Debate Carries Implications for College Students
College leaders also are focusing on how the government will treat health plans for 3 million college students.
January 25, 2010
Princeton Raises Rates 3.3%, Outpacing Inflation (Update1)
This Bloomberg story reports that Princeton University will charge 3.3 percent more for undergraduate tuition, room, board and some fees in the next school year.






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