Archived articles

Health care

Clearly a better mask
Published Winter 2018
Alums Allysa Dittmar and Aaron Hsu are reinventing the surgical mask / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Health care engineering
Tool helps identify no-show patients
Published Oct 4, 2018
New tool helps doctors reduce the number of patients who forget or skip their appointments and increase appointment availability
Health care costs
The financial toxicity of breast cancer
Published Aug 22, 2018
New study finds that the financial fallout from breast cancer can last for years and cause a series of cascading economic consequences for survivors and their families
Sexual orientation and patient care
Published Aug 1, 2018
Survey finds that only half of health care practitioners routinely ask their patients about sexual orientation
Interdisciplinary scholar
Global health policy expert named 34th BDP
Published July 2, 2018
Jeremy Shiffman, who comes from American University, views health care policy through the lens of political science
Medicated and verified
Published Spring 2018
Could the app that revolutionized the treatment of tuberculosis also help make a dent in the opioid crisis? / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Transgender health
Gender-affirming surgeries on the rise
Published Feb 28, 2018
Study finds that from 2000-2014, the number of procedures increased, as did insurance coverage
Insuring parents means more kids get care
Published Feb 5, 2018
Expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income parents has spillover effect: more kids get immunizations, checkups
Children's health
Decline in U.S. childhood mortality lags
Published Jan 8, 2018
U.S. spends more per capita on children's health than other wealthy countries, has poorer outcomes than many
The merit of merit-based aid
Published Oct 25, 2017
Leaders at Hopkins, Harvard, Stanford say merit-based scholarships may be detrimental to future of medicine