Healthy Living

HER2-Targeted Breast Therapy: Safe Even with Mild Heart Function Decline

by Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 25, 2019

Breast cancer treatment has come such a long way in recent years that life expectancy continues to improve, and we…

How Eating Nuts Can Lower Heart Disease Risk for People with Diabetes

by Patrick T. Bering, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 23, 2019

Regular exercise and a good night’s sleep are two well-known ways to help prevent heart disease. However, eating tree nuts…

It’s Hot Out! Tips to Stay Safe during Extreme Heat

by Jeffrey Dubin, MD, Chief Medical Officer
July 18, 2019

We’re no strangers to hot summer days in the District of Columbia. But when the thermometer inches toward and above…

Electric Scooter Safety: Avoid These Common Injuries while on the Road

by Robert Golden, MD, Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma
July 16, 2019

Almost every day on my work commute, I see someone riding an electric (or motorized) scooter, a surging form of…

Team-Based Spine Care is the Backbone of the MedStar Spine Center

by Edward Aulisi, MD, Chairman, Neurosurgery and Medical Director, MedStar Pituitary Center
July 11, 2019

When I joined MedStar Washington Hospital Center in 2012, one of our top priorities was to develop a comprehensive spine…

Endovascular Iliocaval Reconstruction: Helping Restore Iliac Veins

by Steven Abramowitz, MD, Vascular Surgeon, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 09, 2019

Healthy veins are critical to returning blood from the body to the heart. However, in some cases, scar tissue from…