Healthy Living

Quick! Name some important diseases: Is traumatic injury on the list?

by Jack Sava, MD, Chief of Trauma
April 24, 2018

What if I were to say to you, “Quick! Tell me some important diseases.”? What would you come up with?…

What Cancer Survivors Need to Know about Long-Term Heart Health

by Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
April 20, 2018

Cancer doctors used to think of cancer treatment in terms of extending patients’ lives by a few more months or…

How we can manage breast cancer that spreads to the bones

by Robert Henshaw, MD, Professor and Director, Orthopedic Oncology, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
April 06, 2018

“Has my cancer spread?” After a woman has had the time she needs to process a cancer diagnosis, this tends…

How negative-pressure wound therapy has changed diabetic foot care

by Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, Podiatric Surgeon
April 04, 2018

Diabetic foot ulcers can form quickly when a patient gets a cut on their foot and doesn’t realize it. The…

Why a patient’s heart failure type matters for treatment

by Jennifer Brown, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
March 29, 2018

A diagnosis of heart failure doesn’t mean your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It’s a condition…

Food for thought: What we eat affects colorectal cancer risk

by Brian Lim Bello, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
March 27, 2018

Most people know that fruits and vegetables are good for their bodies, but recent research suggests that the foods and…