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Breast Reconstruction: An Important Part of Healing After Breast Cancer Surgery

by Kenneth L. Fan, MD, Plastic Surgeon
September 10, 2019

Women who undergo surgery to treat breast cancer may think of breast reconstruction as a cosmetic procedure—one they don’t really…

Why Younger Women Are Having Heart Attacks and Tips to Prevent Them

by Patrick T. Bering, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
September 03, 2019

About 800,000 Americans have a heart attack each year—and younger women account for nearly one-third of them, according to a…

4 Common Orthopaedic Trauma Injuries and How We Treat Them

by Robert Golden, MD, Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma
August 27, 2019

Some of the most unexpected injuries in medicine are due to orthopaedic trauma, which involves problems related to bones, joints,…

DVT: How We Treat These Blood Clots and Tips to Prevent Them

by Steven Abramowitz, MD, Vascular Surgeon, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
August 19, 2019

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot forms in one or more deep veins in…

How We Reduce Pain after Plastic Surgery with the ERAS Protocol

by Kenneth L. Fan, MD, Plastic Surgeon
July 30, 2019

When someone has plastic surgery, whether it’s a cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, or a hernia repair,…

How Eating Nuts Can Lower Heart Disease Risk for People with Diabetes

by Patrick T. Bering, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 23, 2019

Regular exercise and a good night’s sleep are two well-known ways to help prevent heart disease. However, eating tree nuts…