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Question of the Week

Trauma surgeon Albert Chi has applied the novel technology of 3-D printers to produce high-tech artificial limbs at a greatly reduced cost to patients. Other 3-D printed items have included shoes, tools, commercial jet parts and even food. If you had access to a 3-D printer, what would you print? Share your thoughts in today’s Question of the Week.

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Have you ever wanted to parlez-vous français, understand a traditional Latin Mass or be able to strike up a conversation in Mandarin? If you had unlimited resources and time, what new language would you like to learn? Share your thoughts in today’s Question of the Week.

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Do you believe the early bird catches the worm? Do you live every day to the fullest, because it may be your last? Share your personal motto, mantra or inspirational quote that you live by in today’s Question of the Week.

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To make the patient’s experience as positive as possible, The Johns Hopkins Hospital welcomes 24-hour patient visitation. Find out when family members and other visitors are welcome and share how you think 24-hour patient visitation will enhance a patient’s stay in today’s Hopkins Happenings Question of the Week.

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CNNMoney estimates that nearly eight of out 10 Americans will receive a tax refund this year, which many consider as a bonus. What will you do with this “extra money”? Will you use it to pay bills? Are you planning a special trip or night out? Or will you simply put it in the bank and save it for a rainy day? Share your thoughts in today’s Question of the Week.

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Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs titled his Steve Jobs. Poet Maya Angelou titled hers I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. And former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson titled his Gifted Hands.

What would you title your autobiography to portray the chronicles of your life? Share your thoughts in today's Question of the Week.

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Monday, March 30, was National Doctors’ Day, a day to show appreciation to physicians nationwide and reflect on how far medicine has come. Whether or not you work in a clinical setting, you’ve probably been touched by at least one story about a Johns Hopkins doctor or their work. For today’s Question of the Week, share a memory or story about which Johns Hopkins doctor has inspired you most.

**Please be sure not to share any personal/patient medical details that might violate HIPAA regulations.

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If you could create a vanity plate to represent yourself, what would it say? Using only seven alphabetical or numerical characters, your license plate could convey a passion, hobby or something fun about yourself. Are you an “ARMYVET,” “BESTMOM,” or soon-to-be “ROCKSTR?” Share your vanity plate in today’s Question of the Week.

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In looking at the overall health of the United States, one can identify quite a few issues that could be improved upon.

What do you think is the next public health issue? Is it substance abuse, obesity or even loneliness? Researchers have found that loneliness can contribute to a higher mortality rate and therefore could be the next public health issue.

Share your thoughts on the next public health issue in today's Hopkins Happenings' Question of the Week.

Also, check out the article in Time about the study on loneliness.

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Pablo Picasso once said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Art also advances the healing process.

Throughout the Johns Hopkins Medicine campuses, a vast array of artwork and sculptures can be found that bring delight to staff and visitors alike. A few iconic ones that come to mind include:

  • The imaginative animal sculptures suspended from The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center ceiling
  • The magnificent Jesus Christ statue in The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Carefully landscaped outdoor healing gardens on multiple campuses
  • The 6,000-piece glass “Sky” hovering over the main lobby at All Children’s Hospital

What piece of Johns Hopkins piece of artwork is most inspiring to you? Share your thoughts -- and a photo or two -- in today’s Question of the Week.

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