Friday, August 28, 2020

Johns Hopkins, our trusted link for August 2020

 

Johns Hopkins as a Resource

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, University and School of Medicine were all founded 1876 in Baltimore by philanthropist Johns Hopkins. (He received the first name "Johns" in memory of his ancestor Margaret Johns). Both the hospital and the school are famous for their well-funded research programs, and the university has been first in research funding for the last 40 years. Johns Hopkins medical breakthroughs include CPR, renal dialysis, isolation of insulin, genetic engineering, and the first modern pacemaker.

Johns Hopkins Health System was ranked 1st in Psychiatry, Neurology, and several other fields by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. The School of Medicine was the #2 among research-oriented medical schools, and the schools of Nursing and Public Health had the #1 rank in their categories.

At their online healthcare library, www.HopkinsMedicine.org/Health, the health system not only shares their own knowledge of diseases, treatments, and prevention, but also provides and in-depth look and the needs and concerns of Caregivers, including

  • Chronic disease caregiver resources
  • Exercise and the aging person
  • Senior centers and assisted living
  • Age-related depression, mood and stress
  • Diverse conditions including multiple sclerosis, dementia, stroke, and arthritis
  • Palliative care.

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