Healthy Living

Why you should choose an oculoplastic surgeon for eye surgery

by Pavle Doroslovacki, MD, Oculoplastic Surgeon, MedStar Eye Institute
December 11, 2017

When you see the words “plastic surgery,” your first thought probably doesn’t involve the eyes. Or you may think about…

Risks to consider when buying topical creams made outside the U.S.

by Cynthia M. DeKlotz, MD, Pediatric and Adult Dermatologist
December 06, 2017

It’s a standard part of most doctor visits: “Tell me about the medications you’re taking.” Some people quickly list a…

How early palliative care can help relieve pain and other symptoms

by Regina Tosca, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker, Palliative Care
December 04, 2017

People sometimes mistakenly think that accepting palliative care means they have to stop receiving other medical treatment. However, palliative care…

Why all forms of tobacco are harmful, not just smoking

by Puja Khaitan, MD, Director, Esophageal Surgery
November 30, 2017

Cigarettes and other tobacco products contain one of the world’s most addictive substances: nicotine. The Centers for Disease Control and…

Why diabetes increases burn risk, and tips to stay safe

by Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon
November 28, 2017

Burns can happen to anyone, but people with diabetes may be more susceptible than others. In fact, between 10 and…

Why gadolinium in MRI contrast dye is safe

by James S. Jelinek, MD, Chairman, Radiology
November 27, 2017

In November 2017, martial arts expert and actor Chuck Norris filed a lawsuit in California alleging an ingredient in a…