Healthy Living

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…

Powassan Virus: Avoid Tick Bites to Stay Safe

by Glenn Wortmann, MD, Section Director, Infectious Diseases
August 15, 2019

As you head outside, it’s important to know the facts about Powassan virus and how to protect yourself against this…

Immediately Relieve BPH Symptoms with Greenlight Laser Surgery

by Daniel Marchalik, MD, Director, Ambulatory Urologic Surgery
August 13, 2019

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, affects many men as they age. In fact, about 50 percent of…