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Johns Hopkins Health - Fall 2009

Fall 2009

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Health Insights

  • broccoli sprouts
    If eaten regularly, broccoli sprouts—or baby broccoli—may help protect against stomach bugs that cause gastritis, ulcers and stomach cancer.
  • girl with sunscreen
    There’s a misconception that melanoma—a type of malignant skin cancer—occurs only in adults, says Johns Hopkins Children’s Center pediatric dermatologist Bernard Cohen, M.D.
  • african american woman with orange juice
    Over the past several months, we’ve all heard a lot about the H1N1 flu (incorrectly called swine flu). Until a vaccine is available, the best strategy to avoid the virus is to practice basic seasonal flu prevention tactics, says Johns Hopkins internal medicine physician Steven J. Kravet, M.D.
  • caucasian boy text messaging while driving
    Teens and texting go together like burgers and fries. But not when the kids are behind the wheel.

Quick Consult

  • girl sitting on bed, wet spot beside her
    Bedwetting is embarrassing for kids and frustrating for parents—and it can lead to bigger problems. Here’s why you need to resolve it quickly

Feature Story

  • group of teenagers, mixed race
    Cosmetic use of prescription stimulants is a growing problem among high school and college students. Know when to get help for your child

Cover Story

  • Dorothy Hamill
    Legendary figure skater Dorothy Hamill opens up about her toughest competition yet: breast cancer

First Person

  • Lynda Leventer
    Even aggressive cancer couldn’t make Lynda Leventer give up

Second Opinion

  • african american man and african american woman jogging
    Today’s joint replacements aren’t just for your grandparents—or your great-grandparents. Active lifestyles, changing attitudes and better materials are making younger adults more likely candidates

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