Medical Intel

How common pituitary tumors can have huge health effects

by Susmeeta Tewari Sharma, MD, Director, Pituitary Endocrinology
July 17, 2018

As the American Cancer Society notes, doctors diagnose about 10,000 pituitary tumors each year in the United States. However, that’s…

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,…

COPD in D.C.: A tale of two cities

by Matthew Schreiber, MD, Associate Director, Medical ICU and Attending Physician, Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care
July 03, 2018

A September 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the number of Americans who…

New PET-CT technology gives us an edge against cancer

by Carlos Alberto Garcia, MD, Medical Director, Nuclear Medicine
June 26, 2018

In 2006, the latest technology available for PET-CT scans was the time-of-flight scanner. At the time, this scanner compared to…

Say goodbye to BPH symptoms with this advanced treatment

by Keith M. Horton, MD, Interventional Radiologist, Saher Sabri, MD, Director, Interventional Radiology
June 19, 2018

As men get older, many of us find that we have to use the bathroom more often than we used…

How diabetes patients can avoid amputation, and when it’s the best option

by Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, Podiatric Surgeon
June 12, 2018

One of the major goals of our Limb Salvage and Wound Care program is to avoid amputation when we can—and…