Study: Medical costs for some specialists and in certain regions of U.S. are up to six times higher than what Medicare pays

U.S. patients often face costly 'surprise' medical bills from out-of-network specialists
A few tips for our students who enter case competitions:

3 Essential Case Competition Strategies | Carey the Torch
From Johns Hopkins Medicine: #Depression is a serious illness, affecting a person’s emotional and physical #health. Learn to recognize the symptoms of this disease so you can get the help you (or a loved one) needs.

Depression: What You Need to Know as You Age
When unexpected changes leave employees without a boss, they are often given room to grow.

Why You Might Do Your Best Work When You Don't Have A Boss
A Q&A with Baltimore City's health commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen. "In the emergency department, I saw many examples of how our system failed our patients. I saw patients with addiction go months without care. I saw patients fall through the cracks all the time because they lacked basic services that were not health care but health related. I wanted to address these systemic failures, and to...
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The Exchange: City Doc
Kalief Browder was 16 years old when he was arrested and held at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York for a crime he said he did not commit. He remained in the prison without a trial for three years, spending two of those years in solitary confinement. Following his release, Browder struggled with psychological trauma. He committed suicide two years later.

In 'Unseen,' Peabody composer Judah Adashi explores art, ethics, and activism
Albert H. Owens Jr., a Johns Hopkins oncologist who played a leadership role in developing oncology as a scientific discipline and clinical specialty—and who also served as president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital—died Friday. He was 90.

Pioneering Johns Hopkins oncologist, former hospital president Albert Owens Jr. dies at 90
Courtesy of Hopkins Retrospective, here's an old photo of the library at our old downtown Baltimore campus in 1885.
Hopkins alum Dan Teran recognized as a notable past 'Forbes' honoree for his startup, Managed by Q

Johns Hopkins alum, entrepreneur among 60 All-Stars on 'Forbes' list
This Johns Hopkins expert shares in this TEDx talk how all our smart devices put us at greater risk for cyber attacks.

Avi Rubin: What Happens When Hackers Hijack Our Smart Devices?
"Sometimes we are the only people who provide stability in their lives.”

Young Lives
BioEYES, a Hopkins educational research project involving nearly 20,000 K-12 students who raised zebrafish from embryos, found that kids at all grade levels showed significant learning gains from the program. They also responded more positively to statements such as "I know what it's like to be a scientist." Read more: [ Link ]
Today, we celebrate the life and service of Martin Luther King Jr., who said in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech: "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."

In the spirit of the day, take a moment to read an inspiring interview with Robert Higgins, surgeon-in-chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital:

Johns Hopkins surgeon-in-chief forges his own legacy
Zapping the cranium may juice up neuron circuits, and use is rising—but there might be a cognitive price

Do DIY Brain-Booster Devices Work?