Healthy Living

45 is the new 50—for colonoscopy

by I. David Shocket, MD, Director, Gastroenterology
June 06, 2018

The American Cancer Society has released new colonoscopy recommendations: Adults at average risk should start getting colonoscopies at 45 instead…

Why is HPV-related head and neck cancer surging among young adults?

by Matthew L. Pierce, MD, Otolaryngology
May 29, 2018

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.—it’s so prevalent that nearly all sexually active…

Celiac disease: Why gluten-free is still mission-critical in 2018

by Z. Jennifer Lee, MD, Gastroenterologist
May 22, 2018

For years, patients with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity have had to limit their diets to eliminate gluten, a protein…

How we lower heart risks of HER2-targeted breast cancer therapy

by Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
May 21, 2018

Imagine the triumph of surviving breast cancer. Every test and procedure, every round of therapy was worth it to save…

‘Draining the sink’ to treat glaucoma with minimally invasive surgery

by Mark L. Gonzalez, MD, Clinical Director, MedStar Eye Institute
May 17, 2018

Today’s surgeons can use minimally invasive techniques for many conditions that require surgery. For example, knee replacements can be performed…

Advanced Technology Offers Better Kidney Cancer Outcomes, Less Pain, and Quicker Recovery

by Ross E. Krasnow, MD, Urology
May 15, 2018

Years ago, before we had advanced and routine imaging, a kidney mass was only discovered when it had become very…