Innovations

Saving limbs and improving lives: The Center for Limb Salvage

by David H. Song, MD, Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery
August 24, 2017

Keeping our feet strong and healthy is an important goal for us all. For people with diabetes, good foot health…

Laugh through labor? Nitrous oxide makes comeback

by Loral Patchen, PhD, Director, Section of Midwifery
August 10, 2017

A “retro” form of pain control is making a comeback in the United States: nitrous oxide, often known as laughing…

Shared decision-making: It’s no longer ‘doctor knows best’

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 31, 2017

Does this sound familiar? You go to the doctor. They diagnose you and tell you what the treatment will be….

Neck surgery with shorter recovery, better range of motion

by Oliver Tannous, MD, Spine Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
July 12, 2017

For many years, the gold standard for surgical treatment of certain painful neck conditions has been a procedure called anterior…

How smartphones and apps are changing emergency department care

by Jeffrey Dubin, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
June 26, 2017

A mainstay of the “Star Trek” TV and movie franchise is the medical tricorder. This versatile piece of technology allows…

‘GPS’ improves knee and hip replacement outcomes

by Savyasachi C. Thakkar, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
June 08, 2017

When you get new tires on your car, it’s important that they are balanced and in alignment. This will keep…