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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…

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 hospital ratings and rankings don’t tell the whole story

by David Mayer, MD, Vice President, Quality and Safety, MedStar Health
June 04, 2018

In today’s data-driven world, there’s more incentive than ever to be the best. Health care is no exception. But here’s…

Could doctors have prevented Jack Pearson’s heart attack on ‘This Is Us’?

by Jeffrey Shupp, MD, Director, Burn Center
February 06, 2018

The Feb. 4, 2018 episode of NBC TV drama ‘This Is Us’ broke the hearts of viewers around the U.S….

As flu infects D.C., hand-washing in the hospital is a first line of defense

by Glenn Wortmann, MD, Section Director, Infectious Diseases
February 02, 2018

In the district and the U.S. as a whole, the influenza virus is surging, with roughly 200 new cases reported…

Celebrated Physician: Maryann Amirshahi, MD, PharmD

by the MWHC Blog Team
December 22, 2017

The bustling environment of Emergency Medicine may seem worlds away from the relatively benign atmosphere of the corner pharmacy. But…