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My Experience Working in the Emergency Room During COVID-19

by Carolyn A. Phillips, MD, Emergency Medicine
June 25, 2020

The story of COVID-19 in the emergency department is a study in teamwork, tenacity and resourcefulness. We knew very little…

The Truth About Blood Pressure, Heart Health and Coronavirus

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
June 02, 2020

When the virus that causes coronavirus (COVID-19) first appeared in the United States, the medical community warned that patients with…

Is Your Household COVID-19-Ready?

by Craig DeAtley, PA-C, Director, Institute for Public Health Emergency Readiness
May 26, 2020

Any emergency is a challenge. And without advance preparation, that challenge can quickly become overwhelming. Emergency management calls for being…

Don’t Ignore Warnings From Your Heart During COVID-19

by Hayder Hashim, MD, Interventional Cardiologist
May 19, 2020

Feeling stress or strain on your heart these days? Here’s a sobering fact: Anxiety about the novel coronavirus is causing…

Telehealth: The Care You Need—Without Leaving Home

by Ethan A. Booker, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center & MedStar eVisit
April 30, 2020

Staying at home has made getting medical attention more complicated. Both patients and doctors are under pressure, and appointment scheduling…

Pregnancy and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

by Sara N. Iqbal, MD, Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Rachael T. Overcash, MD, MPH, Director, Perinatal Center
April 24, 2020

The months leading up to the birth of your baby are supposed to be joyous ones. But COVID-19 has created…