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COVID-19: Serious Action Against a Novel Virus

by Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
March 30, 2020

Taking cues from how other countries are managing COVID-19, government and healthcare leaders have implemented dramatic and necessary steps to…

Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, Chair, Psychiatry
March 26, 2020

When an unfamiliar disease strikes, it can cause tremendous fear and anxiety. We’ve seen it before—during the 1918 Spanish flu…

Six Things to Know About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

by Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
February 07, 2020

It’s been just over two months since Chinese authorities reported the first case of a mysterious respiratory virus, with origins…

Penicillin allergy testing: Why it’s important to know the facts

by Anjali Majumdar, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist
September 28, 2018

Antibiotics are among the most effective treatments for bacterial infections, and our go-to option often is penicillin. But up to…

Triple-negative breast cancer: Who should get tested for their genetic risk?

by Christopher Gallagher, MD, Medical Director, Cancer Services
August 24, 2018

Triple-negative breast cancer is notoriously difficult to treat. It grows aggressively, and it lacks the three most common markers (estrogen…

Exciting breast cancer news: More women can safely forgo chemotherapy

by Christopher Gallagher, MD, Medical Director, Cancer Services
June 13, 2018

Data from a 2018 study have confirmed the standard of care for many women with early-stage breast cancer: chemotherapy isn’t…