Medical Intel

3 groups at increased risk for high blood pressure—and how to beat it

by Valeriani Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
November 20, 2018

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a well-known condition in America. We regularly check it during doctor’s visits and see…

A Delicate Balance: Control High Blood Pressure to Reduce Stroke Risk

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
November 06, 2018

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. But many patients don’t realize that high blood pressure…

How Oncoplastic Surgery Gives Women More Natural Breasts After Cancer

by Patricia B. Wehner, MD, Breast Surgical Oncologist
October 30, 2018

Surgery is the gold-standard breast cancer treatment, but some techniques leave women flat-chested or with lopsided breasts. Today, many women…

4 ways women can take control of their breast cancer risk

by Ami A. Chitalia, MD, Hematologist and Medical Oncologist
October 23, 2018

Breast cancer is one of the most daunting diseases in women’s health, as it affects about one in eight U.S….

How the flu can increase heart attack risk

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
October 16, 2018

Each year, up to 20 percent of Americans get the flu, resulting in over 130,000 hospitalizations—in fact, about 200,000 in…