Healthy Living

Chronic Ankle Pain: When is It Time to See a Doctor?

by Ali Rahnama, DPM, Foot and Ankle Surgeon
March 05, 2019

Millions of people—from athletes to people who walk to work—experience a sprained ankle each year. In fact, we typically see…

Can Daily Aspirin Use Help Prevent a Heart Attack?

by Daniel James Dooley, MD, Non-Invasive Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 28, 2019

Aspirin has long been used as a therapy to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attacks, and heart disease. But…

The Mediterranean Diet: The Best Choice for Heart Health

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 26, 2019

We’ve long known that people who eat a healthy diet—which, from a heart health perspective, is low in fat and…

How Cold Weather Can Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks

by Nicholas Paivanas, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 25, 2019

We all know that cold weather can contribute to many common health conditions, such as colds or the flu. However,…

Obesity, Pregnancy, and Heart Disease: A Heavy Issue

by Stephanie Jacobs, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 21, 2019

The problem of obesity continues to grow in the U.S., which means more women are becoming pregnant while they are…

Why a Good Night’s Sleep Might Be Critical to Heart Health

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 15, 2019

Heart disease is the No.1 cause of death in the U.S.—so plenty of traditional prevention tips exist, ranging from the…