Healthy Living

Heart attack with no symptoms? The danger of silent MI

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
February 07, 2018

It’s hard to imagine that something as serious as a heart attack could go unnoticed. But as many as 1…

Could doctors have prevented Jack Pearson’s heart attack on ‘This Is Us’?

by Jeffrey Shupp, MD, Director, Burn Center
February 06, 2018

The Feb. 4, 2018 episode of NBC TV drama ‘This Is Us’ broke the hearts of viewers around the U.S….

As flu infects D.C., hand-washing in the hospital is a first line of defense

by Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
February 02, 2018

In the district and the U.S. as a whole, the influenza virus is surging, with roughly 200 new cases reported…

Is It hemorrhoids–or Something Else?

by Mitesh R. Patel, MD, Director, Pancreatobiliary Services
January 30, 2018

It can be a shock to look down at the toilet paper after going to the bathroom and seeing bright…

The need for fast stroke care–and why some patients don’t get it

by Rocco A. Armonda, MD, Director, Neuroendovascular Surgery and Surgical Co-Director, Neuro Intensive Care Unit
January 26, 2018

When a patient has a stroke, seconds and minutes can make the difference between life or death. Similar to someone…

Too few women know about this effective uterine fibroid treatment

by Saher Sabri, MD, Director, Interventional Radiology
January 23, 2018

For decades, women with uterine fibroids, or benign growths inside the uterus, commonly have been offered two options to manage…