Healthy Living

Home Medical Oxygen Safety

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 11, 2017

The use of home oxygen has increased over the past decade. While oxygen itself is not flammable, an oxygen-rich environment…

Hernias: How they occur, how they can be repaired

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
October 10, 2017

Men or women can develop hernias. When they do, an organ or tissue can squeeze through a weak spot in…

Homing in on prostate cancer with fusion biopsy

by Daniel Marchalik, MD, Director, Ambulatory Urologic Surgery
October 05, 2017

Left Image: The target from an MRI is merged with an ultrasound image for targeting. Right Image: The biopsy locations are…

How surgery can improve the lives of patients with lymphedema

by David H. Song, MD, Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery
October 03, 2017

There are many options available to patients for treating breast cancer. Unfortunately, a significant portion of patients will face the…

What to do when prostate cancer biopsy/PSA test results conflict

by Ross Krasnow, MD, Urologic Oncologist, Lambros Stamatakis, MD, Director, Urologic Oncology
September 28, 2017

Prostate cancer can be challenging to detect. Our screening and diagnostic tools—prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) prostate…

Ovarian cancer and talcum powder: What I tell patients

by Louis Dainty, MD, Regional Director, Gynecologic Oncology
September 26, 2017

Talcum powder has long been a baby care and personal hygiene essential, showing up in everything from cosmetics to soaps…