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Baltimore Sun
April 3, 2011
The social enterprise: making a buck and doing good
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions the new Global MBA program at the Carey Business School.

New Kerala (ANI)
April 4, 2011
Cardiac drug, digoxin, could lower risk for prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Elizabeth Platz, Sc.D., M.P.H, professor of epidemiology and Martin D. Abeloff, M.D., scholar in cancer prevention at Johns Hopkins University, a team found that digoxin, which is usually used for heart problems, also curbs prostate cancer cell growth, according to this ANI piece.

Daily Mail Online (U.K.)
April 4, 2011
Foxgloves could help lower the risk of prostate cancer by a quarter
Johns Hopkins angle: A traditional remedy made from foxgloves can lower the risk of prostate cancer by a quarter, according to a study led by Elizabeth Platz of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Times of India (IANS)
April 4, 2011
Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports on a study led by Elizabeth Platz, professor of epidemiology, oncology, and urology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which found that digoxin curbs prostate cancer cell growth.

Top News (UK)
April 4, 2011
Digoxin can Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer by 50%, Says Study
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Elizabeth Platz of the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that a drug usually used for heart problems can also curb prostate cancer growth.

The Washington Post
March 1, 2011
Md. alcohol tax likely to increase, finally
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
April 3, 2011
Finishing the new Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: Edward "Ted" Chambers, administrator of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, discusses the state of the project and how it is expected to change patient care in this Q&A. The story includes a short video.

Economy Watch
April 4, 2011
China Fights Inflation By Restructuring Economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Pieter P. Bottelier of SAIS.

Las Vegas Sun
April 4, 2011
In budget debate, different tones emerge on education
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
April 2, 2011
Maryland seeks to tackle prescription drug problem
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Fingerhood, an associate professor of medicine and the director of the division of chemical dependence at Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, is quoted.

New York Times
April 4, 2011
Letters: Will That Treatment Guideline Hurt?
Johns Hopkins angle: The third letter featured here was written by Cynthia Boyd and Bruce Leff, who are, respectively, an associate professor and a professor in the division of geriatric medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

New York Times
April 2, 2011
More Physicians Say No to Endless Workdays
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions how the term “residency” comes from the first such program founded here at Johns Hopkins by William Osler.

New York Times
April 2, 2011
It Only Looks Dangerous – Op-Ed
Johns Hopkins angle: Refers to a 2006 Johns Hopkins study of traumatic brain injuries in mixed martial arts.

Courier Post Online (N.J.)
April 4, 2011
Pediatricians, parents must work together for the best health of children
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a “2004 report from the Johns Hopkins Children Center cited that the medical community recognizes that "the clinician-parent relationship is the centerpiece of primary care (for children).”

Spokesman Review (Washington state)
April 4, 2011
Your week: Your Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief reports that researchers at Johns Hopkins found that electronic faucets were more likely to be contaminated with Legionella bacteria (50 percent of samples tested) than the old-fashioned manual type (15 percent).

Seattle Times
April 4, 2011
Johns Hopkins study: Hands-free faucets harbor germs
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that electronic faucets were more likely to be contaminated with Legionella bacteria (50 percent of samples tested) than the old-fashioned manual type (15 percent), according to this Los Angeles Times piece.

PostandCourier.com (S.C.)
April 3, 2011
Clark featured in piano series
Johns Hopkins angle: Eric Clark was awarded a full-tuition assistantship to study at the Peabody Conservatory.

Tampa Bay Online
April 4, 2011
All Children's Hospital merges with Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: After years of discussion, St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital is officially part of Johns Hopkins Medicine and will officially announce the merger this morning.

Huffington Post
April 4, 2011
Unexpected Radiation Risks From X-Rays
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mention that a research team from the National Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and other medical centers estimated that CT scans performed in the U.S. in 2007 exposed enough people to enough radiation to generate 29,000 future cancers.

Daily Tribune News (Georgia)
April 4, 2011
Bone marrow transplant provides hope for rare disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about Adrenoleukodystrophy mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Press of Atlantic City
April 4, 2011
Everybody say om: Meditation has the power to make dramatic changes in your physical and psychological health
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the values of meditation mentions a study led by Katherine MacLean at the School of Medicine.

Kuensel Online (Bhutan)
April 3, 2011
Our indigenous medical practitioners
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions Carl Taylor, the founding chair of the department of international health at JHU.

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal (Rochester, N.Y.)
April 4, 2011
Starpoint students learn about historic NASA mission
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Messenger Systems Engineer Eric Finnegan of APL.

The Daily Record
April 4, 2011
On the Move, 4/4: GBMC’s Sunness wins award for eye research
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief mentions that Janet Sunness was principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health-funded study at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Wilmer Eye Institute.

News & Observer (N.C.)
April 3, 2011
This Time, Heels Come Up Short
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU beat the North Carolina 10-9 in the second game of the Big City Classic triple-header at the New Meadowlands Stadium

Baltimore Sun
April 3, 2011
Coppersmith's late goal lifts Hopkins over UNC, 10-9, in Big City Classic
Johns Hopkins angle: Men's lacrosse defeated North Carolina's team.

Baltimore Sun
April 3, 2011
Vanderbilt women make themselves at home at Homewood
Johns Hopkins angle: The women's lacrosse team was defeated by the team from Vanderbilt.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 4, 2011
Louise F. Steeble, 98, local Red Cross official
Johns Hopkins angle: From 1935 through 1937, Steeble worked at what is now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, and during that time she became night nursing supervisor in its surgical unit.

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Washington Post
April 3, 2011
Proposal to merge U-Md. and Baltimore campus stirs rivalry
A legislative proposal to merge the flagship University of Maryland campus in College Park with the historic University of Maryland, Baltimore has stirred an ancient rivalry between Baltimore and suburban Washington as to which is the rightful epicenter of higher education in the state.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 3, 2011
As Universities Fend Off Budget Cuts, Some Researchers See Possible Benefits
Doing more with less can allow for greater innovation and more meaningful science, they argued in a recent policy forum.

Inside Higher Ed
April 4, 2011
The Other 'Summer Melt' in Admissions
New research finds significant numbers of low-income students who were headed to college at high school graduation, but don't enroll.

New York Times
April 4, 2011
Biden to Discuss New Guidelines About Campus Sex Crimes
Biden will visit the University of New Hampshire, where he will address the responsibilities of public school districts, colleges and universities to prevent sexual violence.

New York Times
April 3, 2011
Pay of State University Presidents Holds Steady Despite Cuts
In a year in which state universities often absorbed sharp budget cuts and raised tuition, the salaries of the presidents largely held, according to a survey.

Baltimore Sun
April 4, 2011
McDaniel students help design the classes they're taking
Three professors began the collaboration in January in hopes of getting students more engaged.

New York Times
April 2, 2011
Decades After Ban, Columbia Opens Door to R.O.T.C. Return
More than four decades after Columbia University, the heart of the Vietnam-era student movement, banned R.O.T.C. from campus in a moment of 1960s anti military rage, the University Senate voted overwhelmingly on April 1 to support efforts to bring the group back.

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