Healthy Living

Caregivers: Follow These Tips to Keep Elderly Loved Ones Safe

by Cesar Alberto Torres, MD, Geriatric and House Call Doctor
April 16, 2019

People all around the U.S. care for a loved one—whether it’s their mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, or uncle. As a…

Why Some Men Get Circumcised as Adults, and How it Works

by Krishnan Venkatesan, MD, Director of Urologic Reconstruction
April 09, 2019

Getting circumcised often is associated with baby boys. However, many people are surprised to learn that adults can request the…

CIGNIS: Shaping the Future of Neuroscience

by Edward Aulisi, MD, Chairman, Neurosurgery and Medical Director, MedStar Pituitary Center
April 04, 2019

Imagine this scenario: You come to the hospital with a complex neurological condition, and your surgeon uses a device or…

How Corrective Jaw Surgery Can Cure Sleep Apnea and Enhance Appearance

by Ravi Agarwal, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
April 02, 2019

Patients often turn to corrective jaw surgery to correct irregularities in their jaw and teeth to improve chewing, speaking, and…

Put Down the Diet Soda: How Artificial Sweeteners Increase Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
March 28, 2019

Drinking diet soda might seem like a good idea, as it contains zero calories. However, drinking two or more artificially…

How We Diagnose and Treat Colorectal Cancer with the Latest Techniques

by Jennifer Ayscue, MD, Section Director, Colorectal Surgery
March 26, 2019

The techniques used to diagnose and treat colorectal cancer have become better each and every year—in fact, many of them…