Healthy Living

Why all forms of tobacco are harmful, not just smoking

by Puja Khaitan, MD, FACS, Director of Esophageal Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
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…

Routine lung cancer screening saves lives

by Puja Khaitan, MD, FACS, Director of Esophageal Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
November 22, 2017

We’ve made great progress in recent years when it comes to lung cancer. As noted in trends data from the…

Why no one should have to live with an overactive bladder

by Andrew Sokol, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon
November 21, 2017

You’re out to lunch with a group of friends when you feel that urge again—you have to go to the…

Don’t Get Burned Cooking up a Holiday Feast

by Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon
November 20, 2017

The holidays often involve lots of time in the kitchen preparing grand feasts for family and friends. With extra people…