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Postdocs Seek Alternative Careers as Funding Declines

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It was a long-held belief that, after graduate school, newly conferred doctors would seek out postdoctoral openings in labs where they could focus on furthering their studies, eventually transitioning to a faculty appointment. Though designed to be a temporary position, postdocs came to represent one of the largest and most productive components of the biomedical(...)

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Making a CASE for Sexual Education

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In Baltimore City, teen pregnancy is significantly higher than the Maryland average, with 66.4 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19 in 2007, compared to 33.4 births per 1,000 teens statewide [i]. Baltimore also has a significantly higher rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than the state of Maryland [ii], and teens represent 3.3 percent of(...)

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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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