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Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Allen J. Taylor, MD, FACC, FAHA, is chief of Cardiology at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, which includes the cardiology programs both at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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5 ways to help a parent with heart disease

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
August 30, 2017

As more people survive and live longer with heart disease, adult children are increasingly becoming involved in their parent’s health…

Shared decision-making: It’s no longer ‘doctor knows best’

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 31, 2017

Does this sound familiar? You go to the doctor. They diagnose you and tell you what the treatment will be….

Why I think it’s time to make statins available over-the-counter

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 10, 2017

Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause and fifth-leading cause of death of adults in the United States, respectively….

How much caffeine is safe for you and your child?

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
May 25, 2017

We are a nation obsessed with caffeine: Cans of caffeinated energy drinks with flashy names line beverage shelves. New coffee…

The ‘other’ drug problem: Poor medication adherence

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 23, 2017

We’re always looking for the next new “wonder drug,” the medication that will take us to new heights in keeping…

Stress: As dangerous as high cholesterol and blood pressure

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 16, 2017

According to a study released in January 2017 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is…