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  • Facebook Heart Chat - Atrial Fibrillation

    Questions about irregular heartbeat? Our expert can help.

    Join Dr. Joseph Marine for a Facebook chat this Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 7-8 p.m. EST on atrial fibrillation.

    Dr. Marine, a cardiologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, will answer your submitted...Full Post
  • Cancer News Review – Sniffing Out Cancer, New Melanoma Drug, Genes for Aggressive...

    This month, Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson reviewed four major cancer research stories ranging from pets that sniff out cancer to a reminder of the dangers of cigarette smoking.

    The first story is one that has been reported for several years.

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  • Ask a Nurse Practitioner about Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms, Problems, and Concerns

    As part of a research study to assess the effectiveness of online support, nurse practitioner Marian Grant will answer questions on symptoms, treatments and support for pancreatic cancer patients.

    Please send the nurse practitioner an email with your que

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  • Pills or Surgery for Heartburn?

    May 23rd, 2011 | Medical News Commentary | By Elizabeth Tracey

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, aka, GERD, is medicalese for heartburn, and it's a very, very common condition, affecting millions

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  • Hopkins doctors on...

    Hear what our experts have to say about common conditions, from heartburn to breast cancer to aging, via our online seminars. Visit our archives to view videos of past health seminars and stay tuned for new topics here for unprecendented access to Hopkins p...Full Post
  • Ten Tips to Help You Survive Super Bowl Sunday!

    The Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center's Robin Frutchey, MA offers the following tips to help you survive Super Bowl Sunday without straying too far from your diet goals:

    ROBIN'S MOTIVATIONS FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE:

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  • Weighing the Risks

    Obesity can tip the scale toward metabolic syndrome.

    It’s common knowledge that being overweight is a controllable risk factor in a host of health problems. And if you’re keeping score on those problems, you can add one more, and it’s a biggie: metabolic

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  • Should You Exercise When You’re Expecting?

    If you’re expecting a child and wondering how safe it is to continue your exercise routine, a study now under way may provide some answers.

    Recently, Andrew Satin, M.D., head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center,...Full Post
  • High Blood Pressure May Take Its Toll on Your Kidneys

    It’s not news that hypertension increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, but new research is discovering it can also increase your risk for kidney disease.

    “Hypertension is the second leading cause of kidney disease in America after diabetes,” says...Full Post
  • Drop the 'P' from CPR

    Recent studies have shown that life-saving CPR without mouth-to-mouth breathing works as well or better than traditional CPR in most people who suffer cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association just announced an official change in CPR guidelines as a result.

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