Medical Intel

Why I usually recommend surgery to treat low-risk thyroid cancer

by Kenneth D. Burman, MD, Director, Endocrinology
December 12, 2017

Doctors are seeing more patients with thyroid cancer in the last 30 years, as data from the American Cancer Society…

Why taking thyroid supplements is a bad idea

by Kenneth D. Burman, MD, Director, Endocrinology
November 07, 2017

The thyroid is an organ located in the front of the neck that’s involved in several major bodily functions. Breathing,…

Recognizing and treating depression in hospital patients

by Karen Johnson, MD, Associate Chair, Psychiatry
October 24, 2017

More than 16 million — or nearly 7 percent — of American adults experience at least one major depressive episode…

Advances in radiation oncology changing treatment plans

by Pamela Randolph-Jackson, MD, Chair, Department of Radiation
October 17, 2017

In the United States, nearly 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in…

Hernias: How they occur, how they can be repaired

by Ivanesa L. Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
October 10, 2017

Men or women can develop hernias. When they do, an organ or tissue can squeeze through a weak spot in…

How surgery can improve the lives of patients with lymphedema

by David H. Song, MD, Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery
October 03, 2017

There are many options available to patients for treating breast cancer. Unfortunately, a significant portion of patients will face the…