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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.
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.
Pulmonologist Lonny Yarmus, D.O., wants to spread the word that early detection of lung cancer can save lives.
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.
Surgery is one of the treatment options for sciatica, but it’s not for everyone. Consider these important questions before making your decision.
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.
Depression and anxiety are common mental health conditions in people with multiple sclerosis. Learn how to recognize and address them.
A Johns Hopkins expert explains how recent medical breakthroughs have changed who is now eligible to receive life-saving liver transplant surgery.
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.
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.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach for the gender affirmation process.
Immunotherapies for pancreatic cancer offer fresh potential for more comprehensive treatments. A Johns Hopkins expert details what you should know.
Pancreatic cancer is challenging to treat. A Johns Hopkins surgeon details the latest treatment breakthroughs.
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.
While there are many causes of fatigue, one of them is frequently missed and misdiagnosed: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).
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.
Advanced endoscopic tools are helping doctors diagnose and treat stomach cancer.
A Johns Hopkins expert explains stomach cancer surgery, recovery and the impact on your diet.
A Johns Hopkins expert answers patients' most common questions about prostate cancer screening.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital performs more of these procedures than almost anywhere else in the world.
Johns Hopkins urologist Mohamad Allaf explains this approach.
Back pain rehabilitation specialist Andrew Nava, M.D., offers insights into common chronic back pain causes and nonsurgical treatment options.
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.
A Johns Hopkins expert explains how individualized medicine and targeted treatments can increase the odds of success in your prostate cancer care.
Diagnosing pediatric brain tumor: Learn how new imaging technologies help guide doctors in more effective — and safer — surgeries.
Pediatric brain tumors are rare but serious. A Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon tells you which symptoms to watch out for — and why.
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.
Primary versus secondary liver cancers and why most are found by chance: A Johns Hopkins surgeon details the different types of liver cancer.
As researchers continue to uncover new and innovative treatments, doctors have more options to consider for their patients.
If you have liver cancer, you want the best doctors and most effective treatments. A Johns Hopkins expert explains the benefits of multidisciplinary care.
Detecting colon cancer early can be lifesaving. Doctors recommend regular screening with colonoscopy. Read more about how doctors diagnose this cancer.
Rehabilitation physician and back pain expert Akhil Chhatre answers questions about lower back pain and sheds some light on its origin.
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.
A primer on surgery for colon cancer: A Johns Hopkins surgeon shares what to expect and offers tips for recovery.
A brain aneurysm treatment called flow diversion offers improved safety, shorter recovery and other benefits. Learn more from a Johns Hopkins surgeon.
What is a brain aneurysm? What causes an aneurysm to form? A Johns Hopkins surgeon answers those and other questions patients want to know.
Here's what else Johns Hopkins colorectal surgeon Bashar Safar wants you to know about surgery to treat colon cancer.
If your lymphedema progresses despite using medical treatments, you may be a candidate for surgery.
Acoustic neuromas, benign brain tumors that affect balance, can cause many different symptoms. Here are the most common.
Acoustic neuromas, rare benign brain tumors, don’t always require treatment. But in these four scenarios, a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon recommends it.
Johns Hopkins doctors use selective dorsal rhizotomy, a neurosurgery procedure, to help children with spasticity and dystonia move better and hurt less.
Nonsurgical options for celebral palsy may be effective. Learn about the less invasive treatments Johns Hopkins doctors try before surgery.
The intrathecal baclofen pump offers many patients with cerebral palsy relief from spasticity and dystonia symptoms. Here's what you should know.
Acoustic neuroma (brain tumor) treatment may be based on the tumor's size. A Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon explains.
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.
In craniosynostosis, a baby’s head changes shape soon after birth. Learn the what and why behind this condition from Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons.
Craniosynostosis causes an abnormal head shape in infants. A Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon answers parents’ most pressing questions.
Fabian Johnston, M.D., M.H.S., co-director of the Johns Hopkins Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program, answers commonly asked questions about gastric cancer.
Get a closer look at five symptoms that could be warning signs of cancer.
Find out why it's important to find the best treatment team when you are faced with stomach cancer.
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.
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) 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.
Johns Hopkins Expert Jin He, M.D., Ph.D. answer top questions about pancreatic cancer.
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.
Is a full recovery after brain aneurysm treatment possible? Indeed. Read more about how Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons make it happen.
Neurosurgeon Judy Huang, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery answers common questions about unruptured brain aneurysms.
Colonoscopy not your cup of tea? While it’s the best screening for colorectal cancer, there are other screening options. Learn what’s available.
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.
If you're living with metastatic brain cancer, you need answers. Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Michael Lim, M.D., addresses the most common concerns.
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.
Concerned about effects from radiation in cancer treatment? Here’s what one Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon wants you to know.
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.
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.
Suffering from nasal congestion? Johns Hopkins otolaryngologist Jean Kim, M.D., answers questions about nasal polyps and how they may cause a stuffy nose.
LGBTQ youth face challenges that parents feel unprepared to tackle. To help, pediatricians Renata Sanders and Errol Fields share ways to support your kid.
A sarcoma diagnosis can be scary. Learn about sarcoma treatment options and prevention of sarcoma recurrence.
Learn from a Johns Hopkins orthopedist and performing arts physical therapists about how to minimize your risk of common dance injuries.
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.
Experts Jaimie Shores and Gerald Brandacher discuss the behind-the-scences considerations that go into a successful hand transplant.
Andrew Cameron, M.D., Ph.D., a Johns Hopkins transplantation expert, answers frequently asked questions about live organ donation.
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.
Johns Hopkins plastic surgeon Kristen Parker Broderick answers commonly asked questions about body contouring.
Dr. Maria Oliva-Hemker provides answers to top questions about inflammatory bowel disease in children. Here’s what parents need to know.
Concerned about your colorectal cancer risk? Learn more about prevention, screening and treatment options with expert answers from Johns Hopkins surgeon Sandy Fang.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the first steps toward a healthy heart are eating well, exercising regularly and not smoking.
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 is a serious disease that can lead to a number of complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and lower-extremity amputations.
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.
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.
One in five Americans is affected by hearing loss, but there are many different causes and treatment options for hearing loss patients.
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.