Healthy Living

Recognizing and treating depression in hospital patients

by Karen Johnson, MD, Associate Chair, Psychiatry
October 24, 2017

More than 16 million — or nearly 7 percent — of American adults experience at least one major depressive episode…

Taking mammogram education to our neighborhood streets

by Elmer E. Huerta, MD, Director, Cancer Preventorium, Washington Cancer Institute
October 23, 2017

In 2014, we made a shocking discovery. While analyzing the data for women who came to our hospital for breast…

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,…