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Johns Hopkins Health - Spring 2009

Spring 2009


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Articles in this Issue

Health Insights

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    Even among experienced physicians, inflammatory bowel disease—or IBD—is thought of as an adult condition. But Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the most common types of IBD, affect about 140,000 children annually.
  • almonds
    Low-fat diets have been heralded for years. But the actual point, says Johns Hopkins cardiologist Pamela Ouyang, M.D., is low-certain-kinds-of-fat.
  • sunscreen bottles
    About 1 million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year, and more than 60,000 will have melanoma, the most deadly form.
  • bathroom sign
    Urinary incontinence is no laughing matter for about 13 million people in the U.S., mostly women. From work and social activities to vacations and relationships, it disrupts your daily life and may even leave you feeling as if there’s not much you can do about it.

Quick Consult

  • man with bike
    Men are less likely than women to seek help when they have a medical complaint. But, when it comes to symptoms of prostate problems, there’s no good reason to put it off

Feature Story

  • couple on beach
    Chronic gut problems affect millions, filling doctors’ offices with patients and pharmacy counters with drugs. Sometimes, the best treatment combines old and new

Cover Story

  • sheep
    Stop counting sheep. Let the experts uncover what’s keeping you up at night

First Person

  • african american woman
    When chest pain got to be too much, Loyce Pickett sought a comprehensive solution

Second Opinion

  • legs with flower
    There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to varicose veins. Untreated, these unsightly protrusions on the legs can be debilitating

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