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Johns Hopkins Health - Summer 2008

Summer 2008



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Health Insights

  • Want to turn up the creativity and spontaneity in your brain? Try closing your eyes and doing some improv on a keyboard—or any musical instrument that’s handy.
  • The Johns Hopkins Health newsletter will be published four times a year so that we may share with you tips, news and in-depth articles based on the latest advances in medicine.
  • Considered “transitional” a generation ago, milk and egg allergies in children now appear to be more persistent and harder to outgrow, according to a Johns Hopkins research study.
  • Clearing up the myths about plastics and full bladders

Quick Consult

  • For women and men with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, any wish to become a parent may loom as a can’t or a shouldn’t. But there’s good news for you—and about 2 million others—that says you can and should

Feature Story

  • If you’re among the millions of people with allergies severe enough to require weekly shots, a new home treatment is helping the medicine go down

Cover Story

  • An irregular heart rhythm nearly killed Kim Bauhs. Genetic testing revealed another shock and gave her a second chance

First Person

  • For Tori Hooper’s knee repair, it was out with artificial and in with biological

Second Opinion

  • Headaches have more causes than there are pain remedies on the druggist’s shelf, but getting the right diagnosis means getting the right treatment

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