Medical Intel

How Vaping Affects Dental Health and Why It Is Not a Healthy Alternative to Smoking

by Jonathan Giurintano, MD, Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon
March 19, 2019

The popularity of vaping continues to soar. From 2017 to 2018, vaping increased by nearly 80 percent among high schoolers…

How to Successfully Manage Ulcerative Colitis

by Nidhi Malhotra, MD, Gastroenterologist
March 12, 2019

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-term inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract, particularly in…

Chronic Ankle Pain: When is It Time to See a Doctor?

by Ali Rahnama, DPM, Foot and Ankle Surgeon
March 05, 2019

Millions of people—from athletes to people who walk to work—experience a sprained ankle each year. In fact, we typically see…

The Mediterranean Diet: The Best Choice for Heart Health

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 26, 2019

We’ve long known that people who eat a healthy diet—which, from a heart health perspective, is low in fat and…

TAVR: An Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery for Aortic Stenosis Patients

by Toby Rogers, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 19, 2019

Aortic stenosis, a common condition in older adults, is caused by the progressive narrowing of the aortic valve, the main…

Diastolic Heart Failure Makes Up Two-Thirds of Heart Failure Cases—Here’s How We Treat it

by Valeriani Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 12, 2019

Relaxing is an important part of life—even for the heart. When the heart has trouble relaxing between beats, the left…