Medical Intel

The Lowdown on Diarrhea: When is It Time to See a Doctor?

by Nidhi Malhotra, MD, Gastroenterologist
December 11, 2018

Diarrhea is a menace in the form of hard-to-control bowel movements and loose, watery stools three or more times per…

Hallucinations, Confusion, Dizziness: Symptoms of ICU Delirium

by Matthew Schreiber, MD, Associate Director, Medical ICU and Attending Physician, Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care
December 04, 2018

“You’re trying to steal me!” “Don’t put me in that oven!” These are actual comments we’ve heard in the intensive…

Small Gland, Big Impact: Functional and Nonfunctional Pituitary Tumors

by Susmeeta Tewari Sharma, MD, Director, Pituitary Endocrinology
November 27, 2018

The pituitary gland is a tiny organ, only about the size of a pea, located at the base of your…

3 Groups at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure—and How to Beat It

by Valeriani Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & 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…

Attack Joint Replacement Surgery Pain Before It Starts

by Savyasachi C. Thakkar, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, James Edward Tozzi, MD, Chair, Orthopedic Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
November 13, 2018

Hip and knee replacements have played an important part in the treatment of arthritis and other painful joint conditions for…

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…