Healthy Living

‘Draining the sink’ to treat glaucoma with minimally invasive surgery

by Mark L. Gonzalez, MD, Clinical Director, MedStar Eye Institute
May 17, 2018

Today’s surgeons can use minimally invasive techniques for many conditions that require surgery. For example, knee replacements can be performed…

Advanced Technology Offers Better Kidney Cancer Outcomes, Less Pain, and Quicker Recovery

by Ross E. Krasnow, MD, Urologic Oncologist
May 15, 2018

Years ago, before we had advanced and routine imaging, a kidney mass was only discovered when it had become very…

Say what?!? Cochlear implant restores hearing in 90-year-old grandmother

by the MWHC Blog Team
May 10, 2018

Because of her profound hearing loss, Edna Whitted would pass notes back and forth in church with her granddaughter in…

Can the flu cause a stroke?

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
May 04, 2018

In April 2018, beloved Night Court actor Harry Anderson died at 65 from a cardioembolic stroke, which involves blockage of…

Sudden hearing loss is a medical emergency: What patients need to know

by Selena E. Briggs, MD, Otologist, Neurotologist and Skull Base Surgeon
May 01, 2018

Every year in the U.S., one in 5,000 people experience sudden sensorineural hearing loss, or sudden hearing loss. This is…

An explosive issue: E-cigarettes and burn risk

by Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon
April 30, 2018

Since electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes, first hit the market in 2007, they’ve become a popular option for people…