Healthy Living

How we evaluate young adults considering bariatric surgery

by Timothy R. Shope, MD, Chief, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
December 22, 2017

Nearly 200,000 people get bariatric surgery each year in the United States, and about 1,000 of them are teenagers. The…

Bariatric surgery at 18: Jewel’s story

by Jewel Francis-Aburime, 18-year-old bariatric surgery patient
December 18, 2017

In July 2016, I attended a bariatric surgery information session with my mom. I went to support her, but I…

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…

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…