Healthy Living

Immunotherapy: The future course of bladder cancer care

by Lambros Stamatakis, MD, Director, Urologic Oncology
December 14, 2017

In the 1990s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a treatment for bladder cancer called Bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy, or…

Why I usually recommend surgery to treat low-risk thyroid cancer

by Kenneth D. Burman, MD, Director, Endocrinology
December 12, 2017

Doctors are seeing more patients with thyroid cancer in the last 30 years, as data from the American Cancer Society…

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, 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…