Healthy Living

The Lowdown on Diarrhea: When is It Time to See a Doctor?

by Nidhi Malhotra, MD, Gastroenterologist
December 11, 2018

Diarrhea is a menace in the form of hard-to-control bowel movements and loose, watery stools three or more times per…

Hallucinations, Confusion, Dizziness: Symptoms of ICU Delirium

by Matthew Schreiber, MD, Associate Director, Medical ICU and Attending Physician, Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care
December 04, 2018

“You’re trying to steal me!” “Don’t put me in that oven!” These are actual comments we’ve heard in the intensive…

3 Groups at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure—and How to Beat It

by Valeriani Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
November 20, 2018

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a well-known condition in America. We regularly check it during doctor’s visits and see…

Six Non-Heat Injuries That Burn Center Doctors Should Treat

by Taryn E. Travis, MD, Burn Attending, The Burn Center
November 09, 2018

When most people think of a burn center, they think of heat-related injuries. While we are the only adult burn…

From Fainting to the Spins—Facts About Dizziness

by Susan O’Mara, MD, vice chair, Emergency Medicine
November 05, 2018

Feeling dizzy can be scary—and rightfully so. We see many patients in the emergency department or urgent care seeking medical…

The Lowdown on High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

by Stephanie Jacobs, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
October 29, 2018

High blood pressure is a serious problem that continues to grow in our country. Among women of childbearing age, we…