Healthy Living

Can the flu cause a stroke?

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
May 04, 2018

In April 2018, beloved Night Court actor Harry Anderson died at 65 from a cardioembolic stroke, which involves blockage of…

Sudden hearing loss is a medical emergency: What patients need to know

by Selena E. Briggs, MD, Otologist, Neurotologist and Skull Base Surgeon
May 01, 2018

Every year in the U.S., one in 5,000 people experience sudden sensorineural hearing loss, or sudden hearing loss. This is…

An explosive issue: E-cigarettes and burn risk

by Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon
April 30, 2018

Since electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes, first hit the market in 2007, they’ve become a popular option for people…

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…