Medical Intel

Hernias: How they occur, how they can be repaired

by Ivanesa 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…

Ovarian cancer and talcum powder: What I tell patients

by Louis Dainty, MD, Regional Director, Gynecologic Oncology
September 26, 2017

Talcum powder has long been a baby care and personal hygiene essential, showing up in everything from cosmetics to soaps…

Should men get a PSA test to screen for prostate cancer, and when?

by Ross Krasnow, MD, Urologic Oncologist
September 19, 2017

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with one in seven men in the United States projected to…

Common UTI symptoms and tips to prevent them

by Andrew Sokol, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon
September 05, 2017

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are one of the most common problems doctors see in women. According to the National…

Forget about vitamins, protein powders and supplements. Focus on your food!

by Andrea Goergen, RD, Bariatric Program Dietitian
August 22, 2017

According to the National Health Interview Survey—conducted annually by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics—Americans spent $12.8 billion on natural…