Innovations

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…

Tiny salivary glands, big problems: How we treat these painful disorders

by Matthew L. Pierce, MD, Otolaryngologist
August 21, 2018

Most of the time, people don’t notice their salivary glands. They are located in the mouth and throat, and they…

Don’t suffer with chronic pelvic pain—treatment is available!

by Dr. Vadim V. Morozov, MD, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon
August 07, 2018

Imagine feeling one or more of these symptoms in your pelvic area up to 95 percent of the time: Burning…

Acid reflux? Bloating? It could be a paraesophageal hernia

by John F. Lazar, MD, Director, Thoracic Robotics
July 31, 2018

Hernias are common, and you likely know someone who has had one at some point in their life. So, perhaps…

Partial knee replacement: Arthritis relief without a long recovery

by The Joint Replacement Specialists, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
July 24, 2018

The number of first-time total knee replacements, also known as arthroplasties, is expected to grow by 673 percent, reaching 3.48…

Can a heart valve be repaired without surgery?

by Vinod H. Thourani, MD, Chairman, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 11, 2018

Heart valve disease, a malfunction of one or more of the valves that allow blood to flow through the heart,…