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Student Group Hopkins Honey Creates Buzz Around Campus

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It was a sunny autumn day and the medical campus was buzzing with activity. Literally. The student group Hopkins Honey was holding tours of their beehive and our group could hear the low hum of activity as we approached. The hive is located in an enclosed fence between the Armstrong Building and the Caroline Garage(...)

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End-of-Life Discussion: An Integral Component of Patient Care

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Next year, Medicare plans to begin reimbursing doctors for end-of-life discussions. This development highlights the vital role doctors play in these discussions and the importance of determining patients’ wishes before illness prevents them from speaking for themselves.  This change in billing is important not because of the money itself, but because it puts end-of-life discussions(...)

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Suicide: A Disturbing but Preventable Problem

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Recently on Facebook, I saw a post from my friend about her sadness in reaction to two of her friends committing suicide. The situation was even more devastating because both of them were only in their late 20s. Suicide has become a prominent issue, especially for young adults in our society. Surprisingly, according to statistics(...)

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Hopkins MD/PhD student is a Kut above the rest

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While most graduate students are worried about their next exam or an upcoming experiment, Carmen Kut, an M.D./Ph.D. student in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is quietly immersed in her latest endeavors to create meaningful medical products for those in need. Since her time as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins(...)

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With Disaster Comes Hope

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On the afternoon of May 12, 2008, a magnitude-8 earthquake hit Sichuan province, a mountainous region in western China. Official figures stated that 69,197 were confirmed dead, including 68,636 in Sichuan province, and 374,176 injured, with 18,222 listed as missing. The earthquake left about 4.8 million people homeless,though the number could have been as high as(...)

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