Innovations

Why I stand behind digital rectal exams for prostate cancer screening

by Ross E. Krasnow, MD, Urology
September 04, 2018

“You want to put your finger where? Why? Do you really need to do that?” I’ve heard many men say…

Outpatient hip or knee joint replacement: Healthier, faster and more effective

by The Joint Replacement Specialists, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
August 28, 2018

Increasingly younger patients are seeking partial or total hip or knee joint replacement—people in their 40s, 50s and 60s who…

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

by Christopher M. Gallagher, MD, Medical Director of 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, Otolaryngology
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 Vadim V. Morozov, MD, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
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, Thoracic Surgery
July 31, 2018

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