Medical Intel

Celiac disease: Why gluten-free is still mission-critical in 2018

by Z. Jennifer Lee, MD, FACG, Gastroenterologist
May 22, 2018

For years, patients with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity have had to limit their diets to eliminate gluten, a protein…

‘Draining the sink’ to treat glaucoma with minimally invasive surgery

by Mark L. Gonzalez, MD, Clinical Director, MedStar Eye Institute
May 17, 2018

Today’s surgeons can use minimally invasive techniques for many conditions that require surgery. For example, knee replacements can be performed…

Advanced technology offers better kidney cancer outcomes, less pain, and quicker recovery

by Ross Krasnow, MD, Urologic Oncologist
May 15, 2018

Years ago, before we had advanced and routine imaging, a kidney mass was only discovered when it had become very…

The heart care team: Dedicated experts for every patient

by Vinod H. Thourani, MD, Chairman, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
May 08, 2018

Much of heart care focuses on the “what”—the diagnosis, treatments and outcomes. But just as important to consider is the…

Sudden hearing loss is a medical emergency: What patients need to know

by Selena E. Briggs, MD, Otologist, Neurotologist and Skull Base Surgeon
May 01, 2018

Every year in the U.S., one in 5,000 people experience sudden sensorineural hearing loss, or sudden hearing loss. This is…

Quick! Name some important diseases: Is traumatic injury on the list?

by Jack Sava, MD, Chief of Trauma
April 24, 2018

What if I were to say to you, “Quick! Tell me some important diseases.”? What would you come up with?…