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Johns Hopkins Health - Winter 2010

Winter 2010



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Health Insights

  • blue and white checked baby bib
    Infants routinely spit up as part of their daily feedings. But when spitting up seems excessive, or your baby is fussy with feedings, arching the back, and coughing or choking while feeding, acid reflux may be the problem.
  • Ever wondered what was happening inside your brain as it processes a memory?
  • woman's hand, with white lotion
    If you’re feeling the pinch and tightness of dry winter skin, you’re not alone.
  • african american woman and african american man looking at each other
    With nearly 16 million cases projected by 2050, Alzheimer’s dementia remains a major public health problem in the United States.
  • a woman wearing a grey and white hat and a gray and white scarf, eyes cast downward
    For nearly half a million Americans, wintertime doesn’t necessarily mean chestnuts roasting by the open fire. Instead, it brings ongoing depression, fatigue and irritability, also called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.

First Person

  • a woman in a blue turtleneck
    When medications couldn’t help her back pain any longer, Felice Dorman turned to spine surgery

Quick Consult

  • man with his hand on his chest
    Occasional heartburn has fazed most of us at some point. But when is it just an annoyance or something more serious?

Feature Story

  • two women running in snow
    If you’re older than 40 and feeling dizzy, watch out. You’re more likely than your younger peers to have a serious fall.

Cover Story

Second Opinion

  • a woman wearing a white towel looking down at a scale
    Knowing that you have an eating disorder is only part of the battle. Willingness to seek and engage in treatment is the tough part

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