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Winter Illness Guide

Winter Illness Guide

If you’re coughing and sneezing this winter, how do you know if you have a cold or something more serious? This guide to winter illnesses from Johns Hopkins Community Physicians will help you diagnose and treat what’s ailing you.

When Someone You Care About May Have an Eating Disorder

When Someone You Care About May Have an Eating Disorder

Johns Hopkins expert Graham Redgrave shares his take on how people should respond when they suspect that someone they love may have an eating disorder.

Lung Cancer Screening: 5 Questions Answered

Lung Cancer Screening: 5 Questions Answered

Pulmonologist Lonny Yarmus, D.O., wants to spread the word that early detection of lung cancer can save lives.

Teens with Epilepsy: 5 Ways Parents Can Help

Teens with Epilepsy: 5 Ways Parents Can Help

For teenagers living with epilepsy, controlling seizures--while fostering confidence--is essential. Here are five tips for parents who want to encourage their kids' independence while helping them stay safe.

5 Questions to Answer Before Considering Sciatica Surgery

5 Questions to Answer Before Considering Sciatica Surgery

Surgery is one of the treatment options for sciatica, but it’s not for everyone. Consider these important questions before making your decision.

Nonsurgical Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Nonsurgical Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

PAE is a nonsurgical procedure that decreases the blood supply to the prostate, thus reducing its size and symptoms. An interventional radiologist, Brian Holly, M.D., explains what you should know about prostatic artery embolization procedures.

Multiple Sclerosis and Mental Health: 3 Common Challenges

Multiple Sclerosis and Mental Health: 3 Common Challenges

Depression and anxiety are common mental health conditions in people with multiple sclerosis. Learn how to recognize and address them.

Can I Get a Liver Transplant if I Have This Pre-Existing Condition?

Can I Get a Liver Transplant if I Have This Pre-Existing Condition?

A Johns Hopkins expert explains how recent medical breakthroughs have changed who is now eligible to receive life-saving liver transplant surgery.

5 Myths About Multiple Sclerosis and Depression

5 Myths About Multiple Sclerosis and Depression

Depression affects one in two people with multiple sclerosis over the course of their life. But due to some of the misconceptions surrounding depression, it remains underreported and undertreated.

Treating Colon Cancer That Has Spread to the Liver: A Team Approach

Treating Colon Cancer That Has Spread to the Liver: A Team Approach

If cancer has spread from your colon to your liver, you have treatment options. Find out more about how a team approach could benefit you.

Gender Affirmation: Do I Need Surgery?

Gender Affirmation: Do I Need Surgery?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach for the gender affirmation process.

Immunotherapy: A New Frontier for Pancreatic Cancer?

Immunotherapy: A New Frontier for Pancreatic Cancer?

Immunotherapies for pancreatic cancer offer fresh potential for more comprehensive treatments. A Johns Hopkins expert details what you should know.

 Potential New Therapies Help Outsmart Pancreatic Cancer

Potential New Therapies Help Outsmart Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is challenging to treat. A Johns Hopkins surgeon details the latest treatment breakthroughs.

Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine: What to Know

Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine: What to Know

A new pancreatic cancer vaccine being tested in clinical trials aims to restore the power of a patient's immune system. A Johns Hopkins expert explains.

POTS: A Little-Known Cause of Extreme Fatigue

POTS: A Little-Known Cause of Extreme Fatigue

While there are many causes of fatigue, one of them is frequently missed and misdiagnosed: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

Preparing for Gender Affirmation Surgery: Ask the Experts

Preparing for Gender Affirmation Surgery: Ask the Experts

To help provide guidance for those considering gender affirmation surgery, two experts from the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health answer questions about what to expect before and after your surgery.

Early-Stage Stomach Cancer Treatments

Early-Stage Stomach Cancer Treatments

Advanced endoscopic tools are helping doctors diagnose and treat stomach cancer.

What to Know About Stomach Cancer Surgery

What to Know About Stomach Cancer Surgery

A Johns Hopkins expert explains stomach cancer surgery, recovery and the impact on your diet.

Prostate Cancer Screening: 4 Questions Answered

Prostate Cancer Screening: 4 Questions Answered

A Johns Hopkins expert answers patients' most common questions about prostate cancer screening.

Prostatectomy: What to Expect During Surgery and Recovery

Prostatectomy: What to Expect During Surgery and Recovery

The Johns Hopkins Hospital performs more of these procedures than almost anywhere else in the world.

Prostate Cancer Treatment: What to Know About Active Surveillance

Prostate Cancer Treatment: What to Know About Active Surveillance

Johns Hopkins urologist Mohamad Allaf explains this approach.

7 Ways to Treat Chronic Back Pain Without Surgery

7 Ways to Treat Chronic Back Pain Without Surgery

Back pain rehabilitation specialist Andrew Nava, M.D., offers insights into common chronic back pain causes and nonsurgical treatment options.

What Is Individualized Prostate Cancer Care?

What Is Individualized Prostate Cancer Care?

Personalized prostate cancer care aims to address the same questions, for each man: Is treatment necessary? If so, how much, and when? Here's how it works.

Individualized Prostate Cancer Care: Q&A with an Expert

Individualized Prostate Cancer Care: Q&A with an Expert

A Johns Hopkins expert explains how individualized medicine and targeted treatments can increase the odds of success in your prostate cancer care.

Treating Pediatric Brain Tumors: How Advanced Imaging Technologies Help

Treating Pediatric Brain Tumors: How Advanced Imaging Technologies Help

Diagnosing pediatric brain tumor: Learn how new imaging technologies help guide doctors in more effective — and safer — surgeries.

Brain Tumors in Children: 8 Warning Signs You Should Know

Brain Tumors in Children: 8 Warning Signs You Should Know

Pediatric brain tumors are rare but serious. A Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon tells you which symptoms to watch out for — and why.

Treating Brain Tumors in Children: Advances in Neurosurgery

Treating Brain Tumors in Children: Advances in Neurosurgery

For children's brain tumors, surgery is still a mainstay of treatment. New advancements in imaging technology and surgical approaches are improving outcomes for pediatric neurosurgery.

Liver Cancer: 3 Things You Should Know

Liver Cancer: 3 Things You Should Know

Primary versus secondary liver cancers and why most are found by chance: A Johns Hopkins surgeon details the different types of liver cancer.

4 Liver Cancer Treatment Advances

4 Liver Cancer Treatment Advances

As researchers continue to uncover new and innovative treatments, doctors have more options to consider for their patients.

Liver Cancer: Multidisciplinary Care Matters

Liver Cancer: Multidisciplinary Care Matters

If you have liver cancer, you want the best doctors and most effective treatments. A Johns Hopkins expert explains the benefits of multidisciplinary care.

Colon Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

Colon Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

Detecting colon cancer early can be lifesaving. Doctors recommend regular screening with colonoscopy. Read more about how doctors diagnose this cancer.

Lower Back Pain: What Could It Be?

Lower Back Pain: What Could It Be?

Rehabilitation physician and back pain expert Akhil Chhatre answers questions about lower back pain and sheds some light on its origin.

4 Aneurysm Traits that Predict Rupture

4 Aneurysm Traits that Predict Rupture

30,000 people experience a life-threatening brain aneurysm rupture each year. Find out how neurosurgeons determine an aneurysm’s risk so they can decide when and how to treat.

Colon Cancer Surgery: What to Expect

Colon Cancer Surgery: What to Expect

A primer on surgery for colon cancer: A Johns Hopkins surgeon shares what to expect and offers tips for recovery.

Brain Aneurysm Treatment: Flow Diversion

Brain Aneurysm Treatment: Flow Diversion

A brain aneurysm treatment called flow diversion offers improved safety, shorter recovery and other benefits. Learn more from a Johns Hopkins surgeon.

Brain Aneurysm: Q&A with an Expert

Brain Aneurysm: Q&A with an Expert

What is a brain aneurysm? What causes an aneurysm to form? A Johns Hopkins surgeon answers those and other questions patients want to know.

Colon Cancer Treatment: What to Know About Surgery

Colon Cancer Treatment: What to Know About Surgery

Here's what else Johns Hopkins colorectal surgeon Bashar Safar wants you to know about surgery to treat colon cancer.

Lymphedema: What Are Your Surgical Options?

Lymphedema: What Are Your Surgical Options?

If your lymphedema progresses despite using medical treatments, you may be a candidate for surgery.

Acoustic Neuroma: Common Symptoms of Benign Brain Tumor

Acoustic Neuroma: Common Symptoms of Benign Brain Tumor

Acoustic neuromas, benign brain tumors that affect balance, can cause many different symptoms. Here are the most common.

Acoustic Neuroma: 4 Treatment Scenarios

Acoustic Neuroma: 4 Treatment Scenarios

Acoustic neuromas, rare benign brain tumors, don’t always require treatment. But in these four scenarios, a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon recommends it.

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy for Cerebral Palsy: What You Need to Know

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy for Cerebral Palsy: What You Need to Know

Johns Hopkins doctors use selective dorsal rhizotomy, a neurosurgery procedure, to help children with spasticity and dystonia move better and hurt less.

Cerebral Palsy: 4 Treatments to Try Before Surgery

Cerebral Palsy: 4 Treatments to Try Before Surgery

Nonsurgical options for celebral palsy may be effective. Learn about the less invasive treatments Johns Hopkins doctors try before surgery.

Intrathecal Baclofen Pump for Cerebral Palsy: Expert Answers to Parents’ Most-Asked Questions

Intrathecal Baclofen Pump for Cerebral Palsy: Expert Answers to Parents’ Most-Asked Questions

The intrathecal baclofen pump offers many patients with cerebral palsy relief from spasticity and dystonia symptoms. Here's what you should know.

Acoustic Neuroma: Treatment Options for Benign Brain Tumor

Acoustic Neuroma: Treatment Options for Benign Brain Tumor

Acoustic neuroma (brain tumor) treatment may be based on the tumor's size. A Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon explains.

Liver Cancer: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Liver Cancer: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Did you know that liver cancer is becoming one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States? Dr. Richard Burkhart answers commonly asked questions about the disease.

Pediatric Craniosynostosis: An Overview

Pediatric Craniosynostosis: An Overview

In craniosynostosis, a baby’s head changes shape soon after birth. Learn the what and why behind this condition from Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons.

Pediatric Craniosynostosis: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Pediatric Craniosynostosis: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Craniosynostosis causes an abnormal head shape in infants. A Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon answers parents’ most pressing questions.

Gastric Cancer: Answers from Expert Fabian Johnston

Gastric Cancer: Answers from Expert Fabian Johnston

Fabian Johnston, M.D., M.H.S., co-director of the Johns Hopkins Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program, answers commonly asked questions about gastric cancer.

Early Cancer Warning Signs: 5 Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Early Cancer Warning Signs: 5 Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Get a closer look at five symptoms that could be warning signs of cancer.

Stomach Cancer: How to Find the Best Treatment Team

Stomach Cancer: How to Find the Best Treatment Team

Find out why it's important to find the best treatment team when you are faced with stomach cancer.

5 Symptoms of Cancer You Might Be Ignoring — But Shouldn’t!

5 Symptoms of Cancer You Might Be Ignoring — But Shouldn’t!

Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist Anne Marie Lennon, M.D., Ph.D. advises patients to pay attention to changes their body as it could a sign of something serious.

Colorectal Cancer: 3 Treatment Advances to Know About

Colorectal Cancer: 3 Treatment Advances to Know About

Johns Hopkins colorectal surgeon Susan Gearhart, M.D. explains how new robotic technology has revolutionized how Johns Hopkins surgeons treat colorectal cancer.

Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM): Advancing Treatment for a Dangerous Brain Tumor

Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM): Advancing Treatment for a Dangerous Brain Tumor

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive brain tumor. Here’s a look at what it is, how it’s treated and why more patients are living longer with GBM.

Pancreatic Cancer: Experts Answer 10 Commonly Asked Questions

Pancreatic Cancer: Experts Answer 10 Commonly Asked Questions

Johns Hopkins Expert Jin He, M.D., Ph.D. answer top questions about pancreatic cancer.

Brain Aneurysm: 4 Things You Need to Know

Brain Aneurysm: 4 Things You Need to Know

Every brain aneurysm — and every patient — is unique. Finding the right treatment plan for you is the goal of neurosurgeons. Here are four common questions answered, from Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Judy Huang, M.D.

Microsurgical Clipping and Endovascular Coiling for Brain Aneurysm

Microsurgical Clipping and Endovascular Coiling for Brain Aneurysm

Is a full recovery after brain aneurysm treatment possible? Indeed. Read more about how Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons make it happen.

Unruptured Brain Aneurysms

Unruptured Brain Aneurysms

Neurosurgeon Judy Huang, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery answers common questions about unruptured brain aneurysms.

Colon Cancer Screening: What You Need to Know

Colon Cancer Screening: What You Need to Know

Colonoscopy not your cup of tea? While it’s the best screening for colorectal cancer, there are other screening options. Learn what’s available.

Colon Cancer: Q&A with a Gastroenterologist

Colon Cancer: Q&A with a Gastroenterologist

What is the prep for a colonoscopy? Are there other types of colon cancer screening? Read on for expert answers to these and other common questions about colon cancer.

Metastatic Brain Tumors: Q&A with a Neurosurgeon

Metastatic Brain Tumors: Q&A with a Neurosurgeon

If you're living with metastatic brain cancer, you need answers. Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Michael Lim, M.D., addresses the most common concerns.

Metastatic Brain Tumor: 6 Things You Need to Know

Metastatic Brain Tumor: 6 Things You Need to Know

Going through treatment for a metastatic brain tumor? Here are six common questions answered by Michael Lim of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center.

Radiation Therapy for a Metastatic Brain Tumor: 3 Things You Should Know

Radiation Therapy for a Metastatic Brain Tumor: 3 Things You Should Know

Concerned about effects from radiation in cancer treatment? Here’s what one Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon wants you to know.

Meningioma Recurrence

Meningioma Recurrence

Most meningiomas are benign -- but they can return. Here's what patients need to know, with helpful insights from the experts at Johns Hopkins' Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center.

Meningioma Treatment

Meningioma Treatment

A diagnosis of a meningioma can be frightening, but most of these tumors are treatable with surgery. Here's what patients need to know, with insight from the experts at Johns Hopkins' Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center.

Could nasal polyps be the cause of your stuffy nose?

Could nasal polyps be the cause of your stuffy nose?

Suffering from nasal congestion? Johns Hopkins otolaryngologist Jean Kim, M.D., answers questions about nasal polyps and how they may cause a stuffy nose.

Tips for Parents of LGBTQ Youth

Tips for Parents of LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ youth face challenges that parents feel unprepared to tackle. To help, pediatricians Renata Sanders and Errol Fields share ways to support your kid.

Sarcoma Treatment: Answers from Oncologist Carol Morris

Sarcoma Treatment: Answers from Oncologist Carol Morris

A sarcoma diagnosis can be scary. Learn about sarcoma treatment options and prevention of sarcoma recurrence.

Common Dance Injuries and Prevention Tips

Common Dance Injuries and Prevention Tips

Learn from a Johns Hopkins orthopedist and performing arts physical therapists about how to minimize your risk of common dance injuries.

LGBT Health Care: Answers from Expert Paula Neira

LGBT Health Care: Answers from Expert Paula Neira

An estimated 7 out of 10 LGBT patients report receiving negative care. Learn about the benefits of coming out and how to find a supportive provider.

Behind Hand and Arm Transplants

Behind Hand and Arm Transplants

Experts Jaimie Shores and Gerald Brandacher discuss the behind-the-scences considerations that go into a successful hand transplant.

Living Organ Donation: Answers from Transplantation Expert Andrew Cameron

Living Organ Donation: Answers from Transplantation Expert Andrew Cameron

Andrew Cameron, M.D., Ph.D., a Johns Hopkins transplantation expert, answers frequently asked questions about live organ donation.

How to Perform a Testicular Self-Exam: Advice from Urologist Philip Pierorazio

How to Perform a Testicular Self-Exam: Advice from Urologist Philip Pierorazio

Testicular cancer is among the most common cancers in young men. A Johns Hopkins expert explains how to catch it early with testicular self-exams.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

Body Contouring After Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

Johns Hopkins plastic surgeon Kristen Parker Broderick answers commonly asked questions about body contouring.

IBD in Children: Answers from a Pediatric Gastroenterologist Maria Oliva-Hemker

IBD in Children: Answers from a Pediatric Gastroenterologist Maria Oliva-Hemker

Dr. Maria Oliva-Hemker provides answers to top questions about inflammatory bowel disease in children. Here’s what parents need to know.

Colorectal Cancer: Answers from Surgeon Sandy Fang

Colorectal Cancer: Answers from Surgeon Sandy Fang

Concerned about your colorectal cancer risk? Learn more about prevention, screening and treatment options with expert answers from Johns Hopkins surgeon Sandy Fang.

Flu: Answers from Physician Michael Albert

Flu: Answers from Physician Michael Albert

Each year, between 5 to 20 percent of Americans get the flu. Learn how you and your loved ones can stay healthy with information from internal medicine physician Michael Albert.

Heart Health: Answers from Cardiologist Chiadi Ndumele

Heart Health: Answers from Cardiologist Chiadi Ndumele

To help you take control of your heart health, Dr. Chiadi Ndumele provided answers to top questions about exercise, medication, diet, prevention of heart disease and more.

Weight Loss: Answers from Cardiologist Jeff Trost

Weight Loss: Answers from Cardiologist Jeff Trost

Losing weight — and then keeping it off — is never simple. To demystify the world of weight loss, a Johns Hopkins expert provides tips to transform your lifestyle.

Children and Heart Concerns: Answers from Pediatric Cardiologist Shetarra Walker

Children and Heart Concerns: Answers from Pediatric Cardiologist Shetarra Walker

Does your child have a heart problem? Johns Hopkins Children’s Center cardiologist Shetarra Walker discusses the signs and symptoms of heart disorders in children, and when parents need to be concerned.

Heart Health: Answers From Cardiologist Dr. Michael Blaha

Heart Health: Answers From Cardiologist Dr. Michael Blaha

Some of the first steps toward a healthy heart are eating well, exercising regularly and not smoking.

Healthy Eating: Answers From Cardiologist Dr. Kerry Stewart

Healthy Eating: Answers From Cardiologist Dr. Kerry Stewart

Good nutrition is an essential part of leading a healthy lifestyle; it can boost your immune system, ward off chronic conditions like heart disease and keep you at a healthy weight.

Diabetes: Answers from Diabetes Expert Dr. Rita Kalyani

Diabetes: Answers from Diabetes Expert Dr. Rita Kalyani

Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to a number of complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and lower-extremity amputations.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Answers from IBD Expert Dr. Steven Brant

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Answers from IBD Expert Dr. Steven Brant

About 1.5 million Americans suffer from IBD, and 25 percent of cases affect people under the age of 20. Dr. Steven Brant answers some common questions about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Allergies: Answers from Allergy Expert Dr. Sandra Lin

Allergies: Answers from Allergy Expert Dr. Sandra Lin

About 45 million Americans suffer from environmental allergies. Dr. Sandra Lin, a Johns Hopkins allergy expert, answers some of the most commonly asked questions about treating environmental allergies.

Hearing Loss: Answers from the Listening Center Experts and Kim Webster

Hearing Loss: Answers from the Listening Center Experts and Kim Webster

One in five Americans is affected by hearing loss, but there are many different causes and treatment options for hearing loss patients.

Sleep: Answers from Sleep Expert Dr. Susheel Patil

Sleep: Answers from Sleep Expert Dr. Susheel Patil

Dr. Susheel Patil of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Center discusses the importance of establishing sleep routines, when it’s time to see a sleep specialist and more.