Healthy Living

Pay attention to potential frostbite – early treatment can save fingers and toes

by Jeffrey Shupp, MD, Director, Burn Center
January 05, 2018

With expected low temperatures in the single digits for the D.C. area this weekend, pay attention to the early stages…

Under (eye) pressure: Can exercise lower glaucoma risk?

by Mark L. Gonzalez, MD, Clinical Director, MedStar Eye Institute
December 29, 2017

As the Glaucoma Research Foundation notes, about three million Americans have glaucoma, but only about half of them know it….

How we evaluate young adults considering bariatric surgery

by Timothy R. Shope, MD, Chief, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
December 22, 2017

Nearly 200,000 people get bariatric surgery each year in the United States, and about 1,000 of them are teenagers. The…

Bariatric surgery at 18: Jewel’s story

by Jewel Francis-Aburime, 18-year-old bariatric surgery patient
December 18, 2017

In July 2016, I attended a bariatric surgery information session with my mom. I went to support her, but I…

Immunotherapy: The future course of bladder cancer care

by Lambros Stamatakis, MD, Director, Urologic Oncology
December 14, 2017

In the 1990s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a treatment for bladder cancer called Bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy, or…

Why I usually recommend surgery to treat low-risk thyroid cancer

by Kenneth D. Burman, MD, Director, Endocrinology
December 12, 2017

Doctors are seeing more patients with thyroid cancer in the last 30 years, as data from the American Cancer Society…