Healthy Living

Most Neck Bumps Are Benign— But It’s Important to Check

by Victoria Lai, MD, MS, FACS, Endocrine Surgery
September 01, 2020

Of the prevalent diseases affecting patients today, we know that cancer is the deadliest. But thyroid cancer is a type…

PET Scans of the Heart: What You Need to Know

by Carlos A. Garcia, Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine
August 27, 2020

Cardiac PET scan technology promises to elevate cardiovascular diagnoses to a completely new level.  Positron emission tomography (or PET) is traditionally associated…

Gut Feelings: Insight into Some Common Stomach Troubles

by Stanley J. Pietrak, MD, Gastroenterology
August 25, 2020

“What does it mean if I have a chronically noisy stomach?” This is something patients ask me all the time….

Bleeding After Menopause: Cause for Concern?

by Ebony R. Hoskins, MD, Gynecologic Oncology
August 20, 2020

If you’re a woman over 50, you’re probably familiar with the signs of menopause and perimenopause. You know that menopause…

How Climate Change Can Affect Pregnancy

by Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
August 18, 2020

Being pregnant in the District of Columbia may be hazardous to your unborn baby’s health and to yours—and climate change…

Weekend Warriors: Don’t Go Down Swinging (Part 2 in a Series)

by Wiemi Douoguih, MD, Director of Sports Medicine
August 13, 2020

COVID-19 may have recently put a damper on some team sports, but weekend warriors—athletes who practice a sport on weekends…