Do you remember the days when employees could smoke at their desks or when sheep "mowed" the lawns on the East Baltimore medical campus? How has technology (does anyone remember the pre-fax days or the big, bulky computers), the style of your uniform changed, or the services your department offers changed? Share your comments about how things have changed since you began working at Johns Hopkins. Feel free to post a "back in the day" photo.

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Nine Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Cancer formation can come from the foods we eat, the air we breathe or the medicine we take. While there is no magical pill that can prevent you from getting cancer, Deborah Armstrong, associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, shares nine ways that you can reduce your risk.

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With email (as opposed to a phone) the primary business tool for many employees, do you spend a good portion of your workday writing, reading and replying to emails? Do you find that when you take a step away from your desk , you return to find your inbox loaded with new messages, or can you go a day without receiving one? On average, how many emails (including the "reply alls") do you receive a day?

How many emails do you receive a day?

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For some, summer is a time to catch up on your reading list, enjoy some gardening or take a dip in the community pool. For others, summer is a time to take a family road trip or beach vacation. How are you spending the dog days of the season? Feel free to post a photo that shows the joy (or dread) of summer.

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U.S. News & World Report ranked The Johns Hopkins Hospital as the #1 hospital in the nation, and five of our adult medical specialties ranked #1 in the nation! JHH also ranked #1 in all specialties in Maryland and #1 in all specialties in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital were recognized for achieving high performance in their respective regions in a number of specialties. This honor is because of the innovative, compassionate way that our nurses, physicians, researchers, staff and trainees deliver the promise of medicine. Leave a comment about the special people of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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Thoughts on Epic

The clock has run out and Epic is in full effect across The Johns Hopkins Hospital and JHCP practices. After months of preparation and training, employees are experiencing firsthand how the new electronic medical record system operates.

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More than 200,000 workers commute into Baltimore every day according to the U.S. Census Bureau Reports, ranking the city among the highest in the nation. So, tell us about your commute into work? Are you just a hop, skip and a jump away, or do you have time to listen to an entire book on tape before you arrive at your office?

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Lynda McIntyre

While the natural and organic food movements are becoming increasingly more popular among consumers, many people still don’t know the difference between organic and non-organic foods. Lynda McIntyre, clinical dietician specialist at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, weighs in to help you make the decision the next time you are at the grocery store. Some of her thoughts may go against traditional wisdom.

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