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Baltimore Sun
November 15, 2010
Dr. Haskins Kazunori Kashima, Hopkins otolaryngologist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for Kashima , a prominent otolaryngologist, states that he was a School of Medicine faculty member for more than 30 years before retiring in 2000. The piece quotes Provost Lloyd B. Minor, and several current and former faculty colleagues: Charles W. Cummings, John K. Niparko and Michael M.E. Johns.

New York Times
November 15, 2010
Not Just Small Talk: Quality-of-Life Questions at Medical Exams
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column includes a quote from psychologist Kevin Fontaine, an associate professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Rheumatology. The quote is from information that Fontaine posted on the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center website.

Baltimore Sun
November 15, 2010
Teen Peabody bassoonist collapses during lesson, dies

Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the death of an 18-year-old Peabody Conservatory student who collapsed during a bassoon lesson on Monday.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay)
November 15, 2010
Sponges, Surgical Tools Sometimes Left in Kids After Operation
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports on a study, led by Fizan Abdullah, of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, that found that though children in whom surgical instruments are left were not more likely to die, the errors did result in hospital stays that are more than twice as long and cost more than double that of the average stay.

MSNBC
November 16, 2010
More devices left behind in girls who have gynecology surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Surgical instruments, such as sponges, are rarely left inside children after procedures, but girls under 18 undergoing gynecological surgeries appear to be at a particularly high risk for these upsetting and expensive mishaps, according to a new study conducted by Fizan Abdullah, of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and team. Abdullah is quoted.

Kansas City Infozine
November 16, 2010
Assessing Pediatric Outcomes Like Foreign Bodies Left After Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This story provides coverage of a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.


USA Today
November 16, 2010
Health Care Fatal for Some Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Patient safety expert Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine is quoted in this feature.

Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2010
Fix heart defibrillator problems, FDA tells manufacturers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that nearly 300,000 people in the U.S. collapse each year when their hearts stop pumping. At least 500 are saved by swift administration of electrical shocks from defibrillators designed for use by lay people, according to Myron Weisfeldt, a cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

TIME Magazine
November 15, 2010
Low Vitamin D and Stroke Risk: Unrelated in African Americans
Johns Hopkins angle: In a finding that surprised its authors, a new study led by Erin Michos of the School of Medicine found that vitamin D deficiency does not contribute to rates of fatal stroke in African Americans, even while it doubles the risk of death from stroke in whites.

Ivanhoe Newswire
November 16, 2010
Black and White: What Raises Your Risk of Stroke?
Johns Hopkins angle: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with fatal stroke among whites, but according to this study led by Erin Michos of the School of Medicine, it is not linked to more stroke deaths among blacks.

Latercera.com (Chile)
November 11, 2010
Carey Business School, los MBA que buscan humanizar los negocios
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story focuses on the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Global MBA. The story is in Spanish. (An English translation tab should appear in the upper right corner when opened with Internet Explorer.)

WJZ-TV13 (Baltimore)
November 15, 2010
Commission Shows Drop In Number Of Stents
Johns Hopkins angle: Jon Resar of the School of Medicine is interviewed in this story.

Arizona Republic
November 16, 2010
Security measures are safe, necessary
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial, written by Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, mentions that new airport body scanners have been tested for safety by experts at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, among other places.

Slate Magazine
November 16, 2010
New GOP Legislator Incensed by Delay of His Government Health Care Coverage
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post is about Rep. Andy Harris, a newly elected Maryland Congressman, who is also a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Politico
November 16, 2010
GOP frosh: Where's my health care?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post concerns Rep. Andy Harris, a newly elected Maryland Congressman, who is also a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

People's Daily Online
November 16, 2010
China issues lurk behind Obama's visit to Asia
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes China expert David Lampton of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
November 15, 2010
Free sickle cell symposium this week
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post states that Johns Hopkins Medicine is hosting a community forum at the Johns Hopkins Cancer Research Building to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of the Sickle Cell Disease.

AllAfrica.com
November 15, 2010
Kenya: Aids Still a Mystery Despite Numerous Medical Exploits
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions work by Robert Siliciano of the School of Medicine.

Frederick News-Post
November 15, 2010
Healthy Outlook - Lyme: A complicated disease that starts with a tiny tick
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about Lyme disease includes figures from the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center.

Jazz News
November 15, 2010
New Orleans Ladies of Jazz Holiday Concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview notes that Rachel Jordan received both her bachelor of music and her master of music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory.

Jazzcorner
November 16, 2010
New Orleans Ladies of Jazz Holiday Concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Rachel Jordan, a professor of violin at Jackson State University, is a Peabody alumna.

BayNet. Com (Southern Maryland)
November 16, 2010
Ganz to Hold Full Solo Piano Recital Dec. 2
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Brian Ganz is a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
November 16, 2010
Terps get second overall NCAA men's soccer seed; UMBC opens at Princeton
Johns Hopkins angle: A college football item in this column reports that Johns Hopkins (7-3) has been selected to host Lebanon Valley (6-4) in the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl. A second item reports that ticket are on sale for two major lacrosse tournaments – the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic and the Konica Minolta Big City Classic – in which Johns Hopkins will compete.

Scranton Times-Tribune
November 16, 2010
LOCAL CONNECTIONS: Moosic's Sharkey named Ivy League Player of Year in field hockey
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this sports roundup, the Lebanon Valley College Flying Dutchmen will face Johns Hopkins in the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl on Saturday.

Pottstown Mercury (Pennsylvania)
November 16, 2010
Upsets don't deny DelVal, Muhlenberg playoff spots
Johns Hopkins angle: This college football story notes that the Ursinus Bears, Muhlenberg Mules and Johns Hopkins Blue Jays will share the 2010 Centennial Conference title.

York Daily Record
November 16, 2010
York College women's basketball team beats Johns Hopkins, 66-62
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins' women's basketball team lost to York College.

Gettysburg Times
November 16, 2010
Veteran Bullets eye CC title run
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story mentions that last year the Gettysburg bullets won a game at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
November 15, 2010
Catharine J. Allan, volunteer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Allan volunteered for many years with the Johns Hopkins Hospital Carry-On Shop.

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NPR - Morning Edition
November 16, 2010
Cuts To University's Humanities Program Draw Outcry
New students at the State University of New York's Albany campus can no longer major in French, Italian, Russian, classics or theater. Public colleges and universities around the country are ending low-enrollment programs as state budgets face huge shortfalls.

New York Times
November 16, 2010
More Colleges Are Using Hand-Held Devices as Classroom Aids
More than half a million college students now use wireless devices to register class attendance and take quizzes.

Bloomberg News
November 15, 2010
Harkin Moves For-Profit College Hearing Plans to 2011
Sen. Tom Harkin, chairman of the Senate education committee, delayed his plans for a fourth hearing on for-profit colleges to early next year from December.

Inside Higher Ed
November 16, 2010
Going Clinical
A panel seeks to overhaul teacher training through much closer ties to the schools.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
November 16, 2010
Court Upholds In-state Tuition for Some Immigrants
The California Supreme Court ruled that undocumented immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities.

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