Six Non-Heat Injuries That Burn Center Doctors Should Treat

by Taryn E. Travis, MD, Burn Attending , The Burn Center, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
November 09, 2018

When most people think of a burn center, they think of heat-related injuries. While we are the only adult burn…

A delicate balance: Control high blood pressure to reduce stroke risk

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
November 06, 2018

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. But many patients don’t realize that high blood pressure…

From Fainting to the Spins—Facts About Dizziness

by Susan O’Mara, MD, vice chair, Emergency Medicine
November 05, 2018

Feeling dizzy can be scary—and rightfully so. We see many patients in the emergency department or urgent care seeking medical…

How oncoplastic surgery gives women more natural breasts after cancer

by Patricia B. Wehner, MD, Breast Surgical Oncologist
October 30, 2018

Surgery is the gold-standard breast cancer treatment, but some techniques leave women flat-chested or with lopsided breasts. Today, many women…

The lowdown on high blood pressure during pregnancy

by Stephanie Jacobs, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
October 29, 2018

High blood pressure is a serious problem that continues to grow in our country. Among women of childbearing age, we…