Healthy Living

How to manage medications in the elderly

by K. Eric De Jonge, MD, Director, Geriatrics
July 09, 2018

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the typical Medicare patient sees two primary care providers and five…

COPD in D.C.: A tale of two cities

by Matthew Schreiber, MD, Associate Director, Medical ICU and Attending Physician, Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care
July 03, 2018

A September 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the number of Americans who…

How we help LVAD patients fight infection at home

by Tonya Elliott, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
June 21, 2018

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have saved and extended the lives of thousands of patients with heart failure. These small,…

Say goodbye to BPH symptoms with this advanced treatment

by Keith M. Horton, MD, Interventional Radiologist, Saher Sabri, MD, Director, Interventional Radiology
June 19, 2018

As men get older, many of us find that we have to use the bathroom more often than we used…

3 steps to avoid a second stroke

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
June 18, 2018

Having a stroke can be a life-changing experience. Nobody wants to go through it twice. Upon recovery, one of the…

How cochlear implants can work when hearing aids don’t help

by Selena E. Briggs, MD, Otologist, Neurotologist and Skull Base Surgeon
June 15, 2018

Between 2000 and 2010, data from the U.S. Census Bureau show huge increases in the numbers of older Americans between…