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Johns Hopkins Health - Fall 2008

Fall 2008


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Health Insights

  • scale
    Until recently, another surgery was considered the best option for gastric bypass patients who either had not lost enough weight or had started to gain it back. But a new outpatient procedure offers an alternative that’s effective and doesn’t require any cutting.
  • tick
    Because of its signature bull’s-eye rash, the tick-borne illness is easy to detect and diagnose with blood tests and then treat with antibiotics.
  • boy with thermometer
    A Recent Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study found that most parents have misconceptions about their children’s fevers and end up overtreating mild cases. Usually they reach for ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  • Pelvic pain, bloating, changes in diet and bowel habits, and unexplained weight loss are often attributed to the flu or irritable bowel syndrome. But they may also be signs of ovarian cancer.
  • legs
    Persistent pain could signal arterial disease

Quick Consult

  • woman
    It’s scary but true: About 95 percent of women walk around with some form of pelvic organ prolapse. Most of the time, the condition is mild, but up to 50 percent have symptoms that can significantly affect their quality of life

Feature Story

  • headphones
    10 or 20 years ago it was loud rock concerts. Today it’s MP3s and iPods. It all adds up to a potential epidemic of hearing loss for people of all ages

Cover Story

  • animated girl
    Anxiety is on the rise in children. Identifying and treating it early can avoid big problems later on

First Person

Second Opinion

  • woman
    Breast cancer patients who face radiation therapy following surgery have important decisions to make

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