Medical Intel

What Young Adults Need to Know about Colorectal Cancer

by Brian Lim Bello, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
March 13, 2018

Colorectal cancer has traditionally been considered an older person’s disease. But a study in the Journal of the American Medical…

How mechanical thrombectomy is revolutionizing stroke care

by Rocco A. Armonda, MD, Director, Neuroendovascular Surgery and Surgical Co-Director, Neuro Intensive Care Unit
March 06, 2018

For many years, the number of people who were dying of strokes in the United States had been decreasing steadily….

Are health and fitness apps the future of heart care?

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 21, 2018

A patient recently told me she was working to improve her fitness and had noticed unusual spikes in her heart…

Why many adults over age 50 need statins—even if they’re ‘healthy’

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 14, 2018

The U.S. population is trending older, and as we age, our risk for heart disease increases. We’re on the verge…

Heart attack with no symptoms? The danger of silent MI

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 07, 2018

It’s hard to imagine that something as serious as a heart attack could go unnoticed. But as many as 1…

Is It hemorrhoids–or Something Else?

by Mitesh R. Patel, MD, Director, Pancreatobiliary Services
January 30, 2018

It can be a shock to look down at the toilet paper after going to the bathroom and seeing bright…