Medical Intel

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…

Summer: Taking a toll on your soles?

by Caitlin Zarick, DPM, Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgeon
August 08, 2017

It’s August—the height of summer—and many of us are taking advantage of the longer days to cram in more outdoor…

Neck surgery with shorter recovery, better range of motion

by Oliver Tannous, MD, Spine Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
July 12, 2017

For many years, the gold standard for surgical treatment of certain painful neck conditions has been a procedure called anterior…

Today’s stone age: How to eat to prevent kidney stones

by Daniel Marchalik, MD, Director, Ambulatory Urologic Surgery
July 05, 2017

Kidney stones are very common: Men have a nearly one in five chance of developing kidney stones over their lifetime,…

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…