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Johns Hopkins Health - Summer 2009

Summer 2009


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Health Insights

  • hair brush
    Most people envision balding older men when it comes to hair loss. But hair loss affects almost as many women as men, says Lisa Ishii, M.D., MHS, a Johns Hopkins facial plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist.
  • water bottles
    What do athletes and the elderly have in common? They’re both most susceptible to heat exhaustion or heatstroke during the hot summer months, says Johns Hopkins ICU physician Jonathan Sevransky, M.D.
  • eye
    About 3 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, where increased pressure inside the eyeball damages the optic nerve. It’s the leading cause of irreversible blindness.
  • sad woman
    It’s near impossible to escape the ups and downs of life. Particularly with the downs, it’s also normal to become sad or unhappy when faced with disappointment and frustration, change, the loss of a loved one, or a chronic or serious medical condition.
  • If you’re a woman in your mid-20s to mid-40s with acne that doesn’t go away no matter what you do, consider your ovaries.

Quick Consult

  • kids in pool
    Chronic ear infections and swimmer’s ear are common in kids. Understanding the difference can help you know what you can do at home and when it’s time to see the doctor

Feature Story

  • boy with soccer ball
    About 300,000 student-athletes sustain concussions each year. Getting kids back in the game safely means paying attention and taking it slowly if there’s a problem

Cover Story

  • woman with hourglass
    You may not be able to stop the aging clock, but you can keep it from racing toward the finish

First Person

  • woman
    A cervical cancer diagnosis for 46-year-old Renee Burcin meant radical hysterectomy. But which surgical approach would be best?

Second Opinion

  • woman holding glasses
    Feeling sluggish and achy? Having a hard time sleeping? Learn why these and other symptoms might mean a problem with your thyroid

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