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How common pituitary tumors can have huge health effects

by Susmeeta Tewari Sharma, MD, Director, Pituitary Endocrinology
July 17, 2018

As the American Cancer Society notes, doctors diagnose about 10,000 pituitary tumors each year in the United States. However, that’s…

COPD in D.C.: A tale of two cities

by Matthew Schreiber, MD, Associate Director, Medical ICU and Attending Physician, Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care
July 03, 2018

A September 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the number of Americans who…

New PET-CT technology gives us an edge against cancer

by Carlos A. Garcia, Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine
June 26, 2018

In 2006, the latest technology available for PET-CT scans was the time-of-flight scanner. At the time, this scanner compared to…

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

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…