Ph.D. candidate Anna Moyer reflects on the bittersweet outcome of a clinical trial in children with Down syndrome.
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The Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Mental Health Grad Network honor winners of the Meyer-Beers essay contest, which aimed to raise awareness about the high prevalence of mental health conditions and neurodiversity in academia.
Nothing spells summer in Baltimore like the smell of hot asphalt, the sulfurous haze of backyard fireworks and the sweet siren’s call of a faraway ice cream truck. But if the weather’s heating up and you’re feeling down, take a day to get outside, explore the city and experience its thriving frozen dairy dessert scene […]
“We often use illness to disparage a way of being, and identity to validate that same way of being. This is a false dichotomy … Many conditions are both illness and identity, but we can see one only when we obscure the other.” Andrew Solomon’s Far from the Tree Elena Schwartz was born with rosehips […]
Photo credit: Kelly Valeri When my younger brother, Sam, was 14 years old, he went outside, stripped to his white, Fruit of the Loom underwear, tipped over a plastic wagon and yelled, “Uh-oh!” He was re-enacting a scene from the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, though no one in my family knew it […]