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Health

Alzheimer's disease
Deep brain stimulation not effective for treating early Alzheimer's
Published Oct 19, 2018
As the search for an effective Alzheimer's treatment continues, one strategy shown not to work for those under 65
Health
A guide to acute flaccid myelitis
Published Oct 19, 2018
Rare, fast-acting, polio-like illness known as AFM has sickened 62 young children in 22 U.S. states
Cell biology
Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells
Published Oct 19, 2018
Low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how they process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar, study finds
Baltimore Marathon
Jhpiego runners get virtual lift
Published Oct 18, 2018
Jordan Tropf, a recent Hopkins med school grad who won the Baltimore marathon in 2017, offers pro tips and helps fundraising campaign in the process
Scholar spotlight
Faith and healing
Published Oct 16, 2018
PhD student Darriel Harris has big ideas about fusing health care messaging with a religious framework
Milestone
School of Nursing celebrates 130 years
Published Oct 8, 2018 Video
Established as a training school in 1889, the School of Nursing has grown to become the No. 1 graduate nursing school in the U.S.
Opioids
Major insurers may hinder use of opioid alternatives
Published Oct 5, 2018
Major commercial and national insurers are missing opportunities to encourage use of non-opioid alternatives to treat lower back pain, study finds
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
Genetics
A safer route for gene therapy
Published Oct 3, 2018
Study shows delivering gene therapy to the liver via endoscope could make treatment less risky, more effective
Medical marijuana
A sea change in CBD drug policy?
Published Oct 2, 2018
The DEA announced a shift Friday that clears the way for the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant to make its way to market