African Americans & Health: Focus on Chronic Kidney Disease (Part 3 in a Series)

by Judith H. Veis, MD, Nephrology
October 20, 2020

True or false: Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, causes more deaths than breast cancer or prostate cancer. The answer: True!…

Targeting & Fighting Breast Cancer in Its Many Forms

by Christopher M. Gallagher, MD, Medical Director of Cancer Services
October 15, 2020

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women; only lung cancer is deadlier. This serious disease…

COVID-19 and Flu Season

by Glenn W. Wortmann, Section Director, Infectious Diseases
October 13, 2020

Influenza (or what we commonly call flu) is one of several viruses which can infect the respiratory tract and cause…

Once a Patient, Now an Associate: Lynel’s Story

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 08, 2020

Seven years ago, Lynel McFadden was diagnosed with stage one, triple negative breast cancer, and she was understandably scared.  She…

Moving Neurosurgery Into the Future

by Edward F. Aulisi, MD, FAANS, FACS, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
October 06, 2020

MedStar Washington Hospital Center made history this summer when it became the first hospital in the United States to perform…

Celebrated Physician: Jennifer Tran, MD, MBA

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 02, 2020

Growing up in Calgary, Alberta, Jennifer Tran, MD, MBA, was instilled with all the ingredients of healthy living. Her parents…