Her HeLa cell line has been critical to numerous medical breakthroughs; her story has inspired important discussions of bioethics, patients’ rights

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Baltimore’s 11 hospitals have committed to a new city initiative aimed at increasing their role in fighting the opioid epidemic. Executives from each hospital joined Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Health Commissioner Dr. Leana S. Wen Monday in announcing the efforts to screen patients for addiction, connect them to rehabilitation services and distribute the overdose reversal drug naloxone, among other ways

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A viral video from Baltimore is drawing attention to a crisis that’s unfolding in emergency rooms across the country: Surging numbers of patients with psychiatric conditions aren’t receiving the care they need

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Dr. Nancy Kass, a professor of bioethics at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, teaches classes about Henrietta Lacks’ cells. Kass called her an “extraordinary women.” She said she hopes the portrait will serve as a lasting reminder of Lacks’ contributions

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Baltimore officials presented a 10-year plan Tuesday that sharply highlights the poor health status of African-Americans and aims to bring black rates of lead poisoning, heart disease, obesity, smoking and overdoses more in line with those of whites

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Cecilia Ramirez is worried about her weight and troubling symptoms that hint of diabetes, but she won’t seek medical help because she can’t afford it

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Getting Over the Hurdles

June 10, 2016

To Partner with Patients in Decision-Making. Our Peter Young reflects on challenges and opportunities after hearing D. Watkins’ keynote at the Partnering with Patients in Decision-Making Conference

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