Healthy Living

Once a Patient, Now an Associate: Lynel’s Story

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 08, 2020

Seven years ago, Lynel McFadden was diagnosed with stage one, triple negative breast cancer, and she was understandably scared.  She…

Moving Neurosurgery Into the Future

by Edward F. Aulisi, MD, FAANS, FACS, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
October 06, 2020

MedStar Washington Hospital Center made history this summer when it became the first hospital in the United States to perform…

Graves’ Disease: What Patients Need to Know

by Victoria Lai, MD, MS, FACS, Endocrine Surgery
October 01, 2020

What do music artist Missy Elliot and Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers have in common? Besides being successful public figures,…

Don’t Delay Medical Care

by Susan O’Mara, MD, Chair, Emergency Medicine
September 29, 2020

In early spring 2020, COVID-19 began to assert itself across the country. As it did, medical facilities nationwide experienced a…

Cholesterol & Your Heart: Beyond the Numbers

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
September 24, 2020

Some health risks can be hard to pin down, challenging to manage or impossible to control. High cholesterol is just…

Advanced Practice Providers Show Resiliency During Pandemic

by Maria Leber, PA-C, Director of Advanced Practice Providers for Surgery and Chief APP for Orthopedic Surgery
September 22, 2020

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), particularly those who specialize in Orthopedics, found themselves in unfamiliar territory during the height of the…