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  1. Patients Face ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills From Out-of-Network Specialists

    Privately insured consumers are often stuck with surprise medical bills that are much higher than they anticipated.
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:14:30 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/patients-face-surprise-medical-bills-from-out-of-network-specialists.html
  2. In Teens, Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming

    Teens who play games more than four hours a day may not develop addiction-like problems if they are socially engaged with others.
    Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:56:17 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/in-teens-strong-friendships-may-mitigate-depression-associated-with-excessive-video-gaming.html
  3. Evidence Growing of Link Between Youth Exposure to Alcohol Marketing and Youth Drinking

    First review of long-term studies since 2008 finds youth who are more exposed to alcohol marketing are at higher risk of drinking across continents, cultures
    Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:52:03 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/evidence-growing-of-link-between-youth-exposure-to-alcohol-marketing-and-youth-drinking.html
  4. Ignition Interlock Laws Reduce Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes

    State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes
    Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:06:24 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/ignition-interlock-laws-reduce-alcohol-involved-fatal-crashes.html
  5. Cynthia Schaffer Minkovitz Named Bloomberg School Department Chair

    Cynthia Schaffer Minkovitz, MD, MPP, an international expert on pediatric preventive care, has been appointed chair of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:51:40 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/cynthia-schaffer-minkovitz-named-bloomberg-school-department-chair.html
  6. Fewer See E-Cigarettes as Less Harmful Than Cigarettes

    The perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes fell between 2012 and 2014, a sign that fewer people see them as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco.
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:06:10 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/fewer-see-e-cigarettes-as-less-harmful-than-cigarettes.html
  7. Colleen Barry Appointed Chair of Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:00:38 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/colleen-barry-appointed-chair-of-department-of-health-policy-and-management.html
  8. Fewer Older Americans Have Dental Insurance

    Lack of insurance meant fewer than half visited dentist in previous year, those who did left with high bills.
    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:00:10 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/fewer-older-americans-have-dental-insurance.html
  9. Some Hog Workers Developing Drug-Resistant Skin Infections Linked to Livestock-Associated Staph

    Some workers at industrial hog production facilities are not only carrying livestock-associated, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their noses, but may also be developing skin infections from these bacteria.
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:25:46 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/some-hog-workers-developing-drug-resistant-skin-infections-linked-to-livestock-associated-staph.html
  10. Better Definition of ‘Pre-Diabetes’ Can Help Identify Those At Risk for Long-Term Complications

    More accurate definition could encourage the right patients to adopt changes – lose weight, exercise more – that help prevent full-blown diabetes
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:19:54 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/better-definition-of-pre-diabetes-can-help-identify-those-at-risk-for-long-term-complications.html