Tag: surgery

Elijah Cummings ‘Getting Stronger’ After Surgeries, Planning Return to Capitol Hill

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Baltimore-native Rep. Elijah Cummings will be watching his buddy Donald Trump’s State of the Union address tonight from the sidelines as he continues recovering from two surgeries to treat an infection in his left knee.

House Speaker Michael Busch Undergoes Liver Transplant

Busch filing for re-election in May. Photo via Speaker Michael Busch/Twitter

Four-term Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch got a new liver last night in an operation that will hopefully resolve the longtime state lawmaker’s ongoing health problems.

Congressman Cummings Undergoes ‘Minimally Invasive’ Heart Surgery in Baltimore


Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings is currently recovering from surgery on his heart valve at Johns Hopkins Hospital, his office announced today.

Johns Hopkins Studies Robot Surgeons



Robotic surgery_clip_image001_0000Robots can do everything–except, perhaps, respond to subtleties and delicate, quickly-changing situations.

    Major Medical


    This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

    Husb. needed to have a head and lower extremities CT scan in preparation for a MAJOR surgery to remove an ameloblastoma from his jaw, in which over the course of TEN hours at the end of March TWO TEAMS of SPECIALTY surgeons (caps, mine) will replace the excised tumorous jaw bone with good bone HARVESTED from his fibula. The purpose of today’s visit is to decide which fibula looks more “graftable.”

    This Week in Research: Chemicals Harm Fetuses; Students Fight Breast Cancer



    When researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health decided to look at the effects of common environmental contaminants on fetuses, they recruited 50 pregnant women from the Baltimore area. All 50 tested positive for evidence of PCBs, DDT, pesticides, and other chemical contaminants — many of which have been banned for decades. And wealthier women had greater concentrations of chemicals than women of lower socioeconomic status.

    This Week in Research: Bariatric Surgery Doesn’t Work, But Allergy Drops Do

    Just because it worked for Star Jones doesn't mean it'll work for you.
    Just because it worked for Star Jones doesn’t mean it’ll work for you.

    In this series, we look at the newest findings coming out of our area’s top research universities. We’ve got some great minds in Baltimore — let’s learn what they’re learning!

    Over the past fifteen years, the number of Americans undergoing bariatric surgery for obesity has skyrocketed; these days, nearly a quarter of a million people get the surgery each year. Although the operation itself is quite costly, doctors and scientists had hopes that it would reduce overall healthcare costs by helping treat chronic obesity. That, it turns out, may have been wishful thinking.

    Johns Hopkins Performs Double Arm Transplant on Wounded Soldier



    Okay, so it’s not quite as cool as growing a new ear on someone’s arm (like Johns Hopkins did last year), but this is still pretty impressive:  surgeons performed a rare double arm transplant on a soldier who lost both arms and legs in Iraq on Easter, 2009.

    This Week in Research: Gun Control and Surgery Mistakes



    Love ’em or hate ’em, you’ve gotta admit that the National Rifle Association (NRA) is good at what it does:  tenaciously defending Americans’ right to own guns (and lots of them). That’s because the NRA is the model of a successful advocacy association, according to Goucher College political scientist Nina Kasniunas.