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 devices (LVADs) have saved and extended the lives of thousands of patients with heart failure. These small, surgically-implanted…

Say goodbye to BPH symptoms with this advanced treatment

by Keith M. Horton, MD, Interventional Radiologist, Saher Sabri, MD, Director, Interventional Radiology
June 19, 2018

As men get older, many of us find that we have to use the bathroom more often than we used…

3 steps to avoid a second stroke

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
June 18, 2018

Having a stroke can be a life-changing experience. Nobody wants to go through it twice. Upon recovery, one of the…

How cochlear implants can work when hearing aids don’t help

by Selena E. Briggs, MD, Otologist, Neurotologist and Skull Base Surgeon
June 15, 2018

Between 2000 and 2010, data from the U.S. Census Bureau show huge increases in the numbers of older Americans between…

Exciting breast cancer news: More women can safely forgo chemotherapy

by Christopher Gallagher, MD, Medical Director, Cancer Services
June 13, 2018

Data from a 2018 study have confirmed the standard of care for many women with early-stage breast cancer: chemotherapy isn’t…

How diabetes patients can avoid amputation, and when it’s the best option

by Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, Podiatric Surgeon
June 12, 2018

One of the major goals of our Limb Salvage and Wound Care program is to avoid amputation when we can—and…