Medical Intel

How to manage the rising epidemic of heart disease

by MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Team
May 09, 2017

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. While heart attacks…

Am I too young for knee or hip replacement?

by Savyasachi C. Thakkar, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
May 04, 2017

A 30-year-old man came to our emergency room with excruciating pain in both hips. He had been experiencing pain for…

Cardiogenetics: Detecting and Preventing Heart Disease Before it Strikes

by Susan O’Donoghue, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
April 18, 2017

Tune in to the full podcast with Dr. O’Donoghue. LISTEN NOW! A relatively new sub-specialty of cardiology is helping people…

Exercise Can Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

by the MWHC Blog Team
March 24, 2017

Getting active to stay healthy Studies cited by the National Cancer Institute have found adults who increase their physical activity…

Putting Sleep Apnea to Bed

by Stanley Chia, MD, Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
March 20, 2017

An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from serious chronic or intermittent sleep disorders that undermine the quality of…

New Device Reduces Stroke Risk for Certain A-Fib Patients

by Manish Shah, MD, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program
March 14, 2017

Tune in to the full podcast about the WATCHMAN device with Dr. Manish Shah. Atrial Fibrillation Facts Atrial fibrillation (A-fib)…