Healthy Living

Why Taking Thyroid Supplements is a Bad Idea

by Kenneth D. Burman, MD, Director, Endocrinology
November 07, 2017

The thyroid is an organ located in the front of the neck that’s involved in several major bodily functions. Breathing,…

Stents work to reduce chest pain—but are they better than drugs?

by Ron Waksman, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
November 03, 2017

For years, patients with angina (chest pain) caused by blockages in the arteries have been treated with medications. When medications…

What your eyes can tell you about your health beyond how well you see

by Pavle Doroslovacki, MD, Oculoplastic Surgeon, MedStar Eye Institute
November 02, 2017

An old saying goes, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” Though my work as an oculoplastic surgeon (a…

Recognizing and treating depression in hospital patients

by Karen Johnson, MD, Associate Chair, Psychiatry
October 24, 2017

More than 16 million — or nearly 7 percent — of American adults experience at least one major depressive episode…

Taking mammogram education to our neighborhood streets

by Elmer E. Huerta, MD, Director, Cancer Preventorium, Washington Cancer Institute
October 23, 2017

In 2014, we made a shocking discovery. While analyzing the data for women who came to our hospital for breast…

Alone and afraid: When family support for diabetes patients falls short

by John Steinberg, DPM, Director, Podiatric Residency Training Program
October 23, 2017

In most of the podiatric, or foot care, patients I see, families are very supportive, and I love that. Painful…