Multiple Sclerosis: Early Intervention Can Mean a Bright Future

by Brian Barry, MD, Neurology
November 12, 2020

Nearly a million Americans—about one in 300—have multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease affecting the spine, brain and optic nerves….

Nerve-Sparing Surgery: The Long-Range Benefits

by Dr. Vadim V. Morozov, MD, Gynecologic Surgery
November 10, 2020

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Have you heard about nerve-sparing surgery? Although not a new concept, it was a little-known…

Lung Cancer in Women: Quitting Smoking Is Not Enough

by John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery
November 05, 2020

When Dana Reeve—wife of disabled actor Christopher Reeve and a well-known activist for disabled persons’ rights—succumbed to lung cancer at…

Our Team Approach to Spine Care

by Oliver Tannous, MD, Spine Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
November 03, 2020

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute has a uniquely qualified team dedicated to spine surgery. The spine specialists here are specially trained and experienced in caring…

Growing from Within: Tysheen Twitty

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 30, 2020

Tysheen Twitty joined MedStar Washington Hospital Center in 2012, coming onboard as an intern in a 90-day manager-in-training program with…

Probiotics and Gut Health

by Stanley J. Pietrak, MD, Gastroenterology
October 29, 2020

Those with nagging digestive issues have probably heard or read about probiotics and prebiotics by now. Often touted as a…