Healthy Living

No ifs about it: Colonoscopy prevents colon cancer

by Z. Jennifer Lee, MD, FACG, Gastroenterologist
March 20, 2018

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of death among cancers that affect both men and women. However, it’s also one…

Who’s at risk for heart problems during cancer treatment?

by Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
March 15, 2018

Every patient who’s being treated for cancer should talk to their oncologist about the risk of heart-related complications. We’ve learned…

What young adults need to know about colorectal cancer

by Brian Lim Bello, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
March 13, 2018

Colorectal cancer has traditionally been considered an older person’s disease. But a study in the Journal of the American Medical…

Cherrell’s story: My colonoscopy confession

by Cherrell Freeman-Davis, practice administrator, Gastroenterology
March 12, 2018

My friend was in her mid-50s and, like me, she worked in health care. She was a busy mom and…

How mechanical thrombectomy is revolutionizing stroke care

by Rocco A. Armonda, MD, Director, Neuroendovascular Surgery and Surgical Co-Director, Neuro Intensive Care Unit
March 06, 2018

For many years, the number of people who were dying of strokes in the United States had been decreasing steadily….

Preventive cardiology: 4 tips to stop or improve heart disease

by Jennifer Brown, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
March 01, 2018

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and it’s preventable. While symptoms of heart disease…