Healthy Living

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…

Advances in radiation oncology changing treatment plans

by Pamela Randolph-Jackson, MD, Chair, Department of Radiation
October 17, 2017

In the United States, nearly 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in…

Why is autologous breast reconstruction better than breast implants?

by David H. Song, MD, Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery
October 16, 2017

Women who have a mastectomy often are concerned with how their breast will look and feel after reconstructive surgery. About…

Don’t live with urinary incontinence. Help is available

by Andrew Sokol, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon
October 12, 2017

Some women have to deal with unpleasant body issues every day. A common one is peeing when you sneeze, cough,…

Home Medical Oxygen Safety

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 11, 2017

The use of home oxygen has increased over the past decade. While oxygen itself is not flammable, an oxygen-rich environment…

Hernias: How they occur, how they can be repaired

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
October 10, 2017

Men or women can develop hernias. When they do, an organ or tissue can squeeze through a weak spot in…