Healthy Living

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…

Skin Cancer: How We Treat It and How to Prevent It

by Sanna Ronkainen, MD, Dermatologist
August 05, 2019

Our skin is a sensitive organ that can be affected by the outside world, such as the UV rays produced…

Can Breakfast Help Protect the Heart? New Study Says Yes

by Andrea Goergen, RD, Bariatric Program Dietitian, Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
August 02, 2019

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”…

How We Reduce Pain after Plastic Surgery with the ERAS Protocol

by Kenneth L. Fan, MD, Plastic Surgeon
July 30, 2019

When someone has plastic surgery, whether it’s a cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, or a hernia repair,…

HER2-Targeted Breast Therapy: Safe Even with Mild Heart Function Decline

by Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 25, 2019

Breast cancer treatment has come such a long way in recent years that life expectancy continues to improve, and we…