How common pituitary tumors can have huge health effects

by Susmeeta Tewari Sharma, MD, Director, Pituitary Endocrinology
July 17, 2018

As the American Cancer Society notes, doctors diagnose about 10,000 pituitary tumors each year in the United States. However, that’s…

Can a heart valve be repaired without surgery?

by Vinod H. Thourani, MD, Chairman, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 11, 2018

Heart valve disease, a malfunction of one or more of the valves that allow blood to flow through the heart,…

How to manage medications in the elderly

by K. Eric De Jonge, MD, Director, Geriatrics
July 09, 2018

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the typical Medicare patient sees two primary care providers and five…

COPD in D.C.: A tale of two cities

by Matthew Schreiber, MD, Associate Director, Medical ICU and Attending Physician, Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care
July 03, 2018

A September 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the number of Americans who…

New PET-CT technology gives us an edge against cancer

by Carlos Alberto Garcia, MD, Medical Director, Nuclear Medicine
June 26, 2018

In 2006, the latest technology available for PET-CT scans was the time-of-flight scanner. At the time, this scanner compared to…

How we help LVAD patients fight infection at home

by Tonya Elliott, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
June 21, 2018

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have saved and extended the lives of thousands of patients with heart failure. These small,…