Summer diet tips to stick to this autumn

Posted on: October 07, 2019

Over the summer, it’s easier to fill your diet with fresh produce (hello, farmers’ markets) and fit in your daily workout (thanks, longer days). Once the fall rolls around, however, a lot of those healthy summertime habits go by the wayside. But they don’t have to! Here are some warm-weather dieting tips that you should stick with all fall. Get up and get moving Summer heat can... READ MORE

Arthroscopy less common for knee pain

By: Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Posted on: October 02, 2019

When knee arthroscopy became widely available in the 1980s, it represented a major advance. Today orthopedists evaluating and treating common knee problems often recommend arthroscopy, during which they insert an instrument into the joint and, with a light and camera on its tip, directly inspect the knee from the inside. While there, he or she can diagnose and treat common painful knee... READ MORE

Steps to take to avoid the flu this year

By: Carolyn Hill
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Q: During a recent visit I noticed that my local pharmacy was advertising the flu shot. Is it too early to get the vaccine? What else can I do to prevent getting the flu? A: It is not too early to receive your flu shot! Flu season occurs during the fall and winter months and typically peaks between December and February. After you receive the flu shot, your body’s immune system... READ MORE

Sweating at night

By: Howard LeWine, M.D.
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Q: My husband has night sweats with a cheese-like smell. It’s been going on for almost two months. He says he feels fine. He doesn’t seem worried, but I am. Should he see his doctor? A: Since your husband otherwise feels well, it’s likely nothing serious. But he should still make an appointment with his doctor. The cheesy smell is not unusual. Some Swiss researchers actually... READ MORE

Sweet and spicy Indian turkey burgers

By: America's Test Kitchen
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Sweet, spicy, fruity and jammy, mango chutney is a powerhouse ingredient common in Indian cuisine that can liven up even the most mild-mannered of dishes. We first tried packing some chutney into our Classic Turkey Burgers by mixing it with the ground turkey, but the chutney’s high sugar content caused the patties to burn. Simply moving the chutney from inside the burger to on top of... READ MORE

Volunteer for studies of lung health, COPD

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: September 13, 2019

If you’re a former smoker or are suffering from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or another lung illness, Johns Hopkins’ Breathe Center may be able to help. At the same time, you can help others if you enroll in one of the center’s many studies on lung health. The Baltimore Breathe Center, originally known as the Johns Hopkins Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban... READ MORE