Healthy Living

Six Non-Heat Injuries That Burn Center Doctors Should Treat

by Taryn E. Travis, MD, Burn Attending , The Burn Center, MedStar Washington Hospital 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…

4 ways women can take control of their breast cancer risk

by Ami A. Chitalia, MD, Hematologist and Medical Oncologist
October 23, 2018

Breast cancer is one of the most daunting diseases in women’s health, as it affects about one in eight U.S….

How the flu can increase heart attack risk

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
October 16, 2018

Each year, up to 20 percent of Americans get the flu, resulting in over 130,000 hospitalizations—in fact, about 200,000 in…