Don’t get burned cooking up a holiday feast

by Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon
November 20, 2017

The holidays often involve lots of time in the kitchen preparing grand feasts for family and friends. With extra people…

Watch for these potential lung cancer warning signs

by Puja G. Khaitan, MD, Director of Esophageal Surgery
November 17, 2017

Despite recent progress in lung cancer research, the survival rate for lung cancer patients remains poor. Only about 18 percent…

What do the new blood pressure guidelines mean?

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
November 15, 2017

On Nov. 13, 2017, two leading health groups, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC),…

Treating bladder cancer: What patients need to know

by Lambros Stamatakis, MD, Director, Urologic Oncology
November 14, 2017

While bladder cancer doesn’t get as much press as colon or lung cancer, it’s the fourth-most common type of cancer…

Prevent diabetic foot problems with these easy care practices

by John Steinberg, DPM, Director, Podiatric Residency Training Program
November 13, 2017

For many people, a blister or ingrown toenail would be a minor nuisance, painful for a few days, but then…

3 common misconceptions about palliative care and hospice

by Regina Tosca, LICSW, clinical social worker, Palliative Care
November 09, 2017

Most people are unfamiliar with the term “palliative care” and often confuse it with hospice. Palliative care and hospice services…