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Question of the Week

What brings you joy at work? When asked how they find joy in medicine, employees across Johns Hopkins Medicine shared things like receiving positive notes from coworkers, having a clean work space in the operating room, interacting with patients on a personal level, and more. Share how you find joy in your everyday work.

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The nursing website, onlyanurse.com, published a list of 10 reasons why nurses rock in honor of National Nurses Week, ranging from the heartfelt—nurses know every day that they will touch a life—to the funny, but more practical—nurses can be relied upon to work the remote control and help close your gown. What do you think makes Johns Hopkins Medicine nurses rock? Share your funny and inspiring reasons to help us compile our own list.

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Employees across Johns Hopkins Medicine are actively engaged in a number of activities that benefit local communities and neighborhoods. Do you mentor or read to school-aged students, participate in neighborhood cleanup efforts, or help the homeless? As we reflect on the one-year anniversary of Freddy Gray’s death and the resulting unrest in Baltimore, share how you have become or continue to be an active volunteer in the community.

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Free health screenings, fitness discounts, exercise programs and cash rewards are just a few of the health services and benefits available to many Johns Hopkins Medicine employees. Which benefits have you taken advantage of, or which ones do you plan to activate in 2016 to achieve your health goals? Share your thoughts in Hopkins Happenings.

The Healthy @ Hopkins website is at hopkinsmedicine.org/human_resources/benefits/healthy_at_hopkins/.

 

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Do you look forward to visiting with family and friends, cooking up festive holiday treats or planning out pranks for your child’s Elf on the Shelf? Share your favorite part about the holidays in Hopkins Happenings.

 

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Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Whether it’s assisting seniors in nursing homes, participating in community cleanup days or tutoring youth, what is your favorite way to give back? Share your thoughts here.

 

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When the American Medical Association announced that it now recognizes obesity as a disease that requires a range of medical interventions, the gates opened for the field of obesity medicine. Barely two years later, the treatment landscape has transformed. Linda Lee, gastroenterologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Integrative Medicine, shares how you can make sure that weight loss is sustained for the long term in the Oct. 29 issue of Inside Hopkins. Share some ways you are maintaining a health weight in this week's Hopkins Happenings' Question of the Week.

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If you had the option to choose any college or university to continue or “redo” your education, where would you go? Would you opt for a big name or a good location, travel overseas, or stick with your roots and stay close to home? Share your thoughts in today’s Question of the Week.

 

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Has someone made your day by noticing your great style, cheery personality or willingness to lend a hand? What’s the best compliment you have ever received? Share your thoughts in today’s Question of the Week.

 

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At the end of a busy work day or work week, what do you do to recharge mentally and physically? Do you hit the gym, crash on the couch and queue up Netflix or go out with friends? Share your favorite ways to recharge in today’s Question of the Week.

 

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