Weekend Warriors: Don’t Go Down Swinging (Part 2 in a Series)

by Wiemi Douoguih, MD, Director of Sports Medicine
August 13, 2020

COVID-19 may have recently put a damper on some team sports, but weekend warriors—athletes who practice a sport on weekends…

Does Your Loved One Have Dementia?

by Cesar A. Torres, MD, Geriatrics & Family Practice
August 11, 2020

5-minute read This disease is a topic of interest to everyone: There is no cure. And it is always fatal….

African Americans & Health: Focus On Lung Disease (Part 2 in a Series)

by Jessica S. Wang Memoli, MD, Director of Bronchoscopy & Interventional Pulmonary
August 06, 2020

African Americans are disproportionately affected by diseases that affect the respiratory system. When it comes to lung cancer, sarcoidosis, and…

Growing From Within: Ariam Yitbarek, MS, BSN

by the MWHC Blog Team
August 05, 2020

More than two decades ago, Ariam Yitbarek came onboard at MedStar Washington Hospital Center as a nurse in the Cardiac…

Heart Valve Disease: Repair, Replacement, Restore

by Ron Waksman, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
August 04, 2020

The thin, delicate tissues of the valves in the human heart may be small—but they have a big job to…

Restoring Voice to the Voiceless

by William Z. Gao, MD, Laryngologist
July 31, 2020

When we face losing our voice, we may feel challenged not just functionally but emotionally as well. Our natural way…