Medical Intel

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…

Too few women know about this effective uterine fibroid treatment

by Saher Sabri, MD, Director, Interventional Radiology
January 23, 2018

For decades, women with uterine fibroids, or benign growths inside the uterus, commonly have been offered two options to manage…

How bystanders can stop severe bleeding after traumatic injury

by Jack Sava, MD, Chief of Trauma
January 09, 2018

Imagine you’re walking to the bus or train when you spot a person lying on the ground, blood pooling under…