About the Author

Helen Boehm Johnson, MD

Helen Boehm Johnson, MD, is a medical writer who brings the experience of a residency-trained physician to her writing. She has written Massachusetts General Hospital’s Combating Memory Loss report (2019, 2020, 2021) and Tufts’ Road to Wellness. Helen graduated from Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Florida/Shands Hospital. Her writing has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals (American Journal of Infection Control, 2016; AORN Journal, 2019), guidelines for implementation of new medical technology, practice forum white papers, case reports, and medical information guides. Helen completed her undergraduate studies at the University of the South, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She and her family reside in Vero Beach, FL.   

Articles by Helen Boehm Johnson, MD

Heel Pain: 8 Common Causes

The heel of the foot is sometimes called the "hindfoot," and people understandably think of it first as a bone, also called the calcaneus. But there are actually many different types of tissue that make up the heel. Disorders of any of these tissues and the structures they form can … Read More

12 Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

What are the risk factors for prostate cancer? It’s a question that remains unanswered despite a growing body of research identifying risk factors and prevention strategies. Scientists do know that prostate cancer symptoms occur when changes or mutations in the DNA of prostatic cells cause abnormal proliferation of those cells, … Read More

Short-Term Memory Loss: Part of Aging?

Do you feel as if you've been experiencing more short-term memory loss lately? Interestingly, what many of us think of as short-term memory—for example, recalling in the afternoon what we had for breakfast that morning—is actually defined by scientists as long-term memory. Short-term memory is technically limited to information learned … Read More
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