Healthy Living

Vasectomy: How It Works and What to Expect

by Krishnan Venkatesan, MD, Director of Urologic Reconstruction
January 08, 2019

A vasectomy is one way men can prevent their partners from becoming pregnant—without affecting sexual function or the ability to…

Our Top Five Healthcare Stories of 2018

by the MWHC Blog Team
January 03, 2019

Everyone wants to keep up with news in the ever-growing healthcare industry, which is why our blog team at MedStar…

How We Diagnose and Treat Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis

by Mitesh R. Patel, MD, Director, Pancreatobiliary Services
January 02, 2019

Whenever we eat or drink, we’re putting the pancreas to work. The pancreas is a large gland that’s tucked behind…

How the Winter Holidays Can Impact Heart Health

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
December 24, 2018

The holidays offer us time with friends and family, and sometimes even vacations from work. But one thing we have…

Why It’s Important to Treat Endometriosis Sooner than Later

by Vadim V. Morozov, MD, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon
December 18, 2018

In most women, the endometrium—the mucous membrane lining the uterus—grows inside the uterus and sheds during the monthly period. But…

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…