Healthy Living

How We Diagnose and Treat Colorectal Cancer with the Latest Techniques

by Jennifer Ayscue, MD, Section Director, Colorectal Surgery
March 26, 2019

The techniques used to diagnose and treat colorectal cancer have become better each and every year—in fact, many of them…

Smoke Inhalation: Fire’s Quiet Killer

by Taryn E. Travis, MD, Burn Attending, The Burn Center
March 21, 2019

When someone comes into the emergency department (ED) with major burns over a large area of their body, it’s obvious…

How Vaping Affects Dental Health and Why It Is Not a Healthy Alternative to Smoking

by Jonathan Giurintano, MD, Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon
March 19, 2019

The popularity of vaping continues to soar. From 2017 to 2018, vaping increased by nearly 80 percent among high schoolers…

MedStar Pituitary Center: Outstanding Results for Pituitary Surgery

by Edward Aulisi, MD, Chairman, Neurosurgery and Medical Director, MedStar Pituitary Center
March 14, 2019

The pituitary gland is about the size of a pea, and it’s located behind the eyes and the bridge of…

How to Successfully Manage Ulcerative Colitis

by Nidhi Malhotra, MD, Gastroenterologist
March 12, 2019

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-term inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract, particularly in…

Faint at the Sight of Blood? It Could be Vasovagal Syncope

by Susan O’Mara, MD, interim chair, Emergency Medicine
March 07, 2019

We have all heard of people who faint when getting their blood drawn or when they are nervous. In fact,…