Medical Intel

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…

How we use in-office arthroscopy to visualize knee, hip and shoulder conditions

by Evan Argintar, MD, Assistant Director of Sports Medicine, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
January 02, 2018

Joint pain from cartilage or tissue injury in the knee and shoulder can make it painful to run, play sports,…

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…