Healthy Living

5 tips to protect your eyes during the solar eclipse

by Namratha Turlapati, MD, Ophthalmologist, MedStar Eye Institute
August 15, 2017

People in the United States will be treated to an awesome show in the sky Aug. 21, 2017: a solar…

Why does back pain persist after surgery?

by Oliver Tannous, MD, Spine Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
August 14, 2017

Living with severe back pain can be debilitating. If left untreated, the pain can make it difficult or impossible to…

Laugh through labor? Nitrous oxide makes comeback

by Loral Patchen, PhD, Director, Section of Midwifery
August 10, 2017

A “retro” form of pain control is making a comeback in the United States: nitrous oxide, often known as laughing…

Summer: Taking a toll on your soles?

by Caitlin Zarick, DPM, Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgeon
August 08, 2017

It’s August—the height of summer—and many of us are taking advantage of the longer days to cram in more outdoor…

How to reduce risk of kidney stones after bariatric surgery

by Daniel Marchalik, MD, Director, Ambulatory Urologic Surgery
August 07, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 22.1 percent of adults in Washington, D.C., are obese. Though…

How we care for sexual assault survivors

by Lindsey White, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician
August 02, 2017

Sexual assault is a sensitive topic, no matter how we discuss it. But it’s an important topic to discuss honestly…