45 is the new 50—for colonoscopy

by I. David Shocket, MD, Director, Gastroenterology
June 06, 2018

The American Cancer Society has released new colonoscopy recommendations: Adults at average risk should start getting colonoscopies at 45 instead…

Hernia repair through keyhole incisions? How robotic surgery works

by Elizabeth Alexandra Zubowicz, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
June 05, 2018

Robotic surgery is one of the most effective and least invasive options we offer our hernia patients. In fact, we’re…

Why hospital ratings and rankings don’t tell the whole story

by David Mayer, MD, Vice President, Quality and Safety, MedStar Health
June 04, 2018

In today’s data-driven world, there’s more incentive than ever to be the best. Health care is no exception. But here’s…

How advanced sarcoma treatment saves limbs–and lives

by Robert Henshaw, MD, Professor and Director, Orthopedic Oncology, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
June 01, 2018

Sarcomas, which are cancers that start in bones, fat or muscle, are rare and can be challenging to treat. Historically,…

Why is HPV-related head and neck cancer surging among young adults?

by Matthew L. Pierce, MD, Otolaryngologist
May 29, 2018

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.—it’s so prevalent that nearly all sexually active…

No pulse, no problem! What EMS teams need to know about LVAD patients

by Tonya Elliott, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
May 25, 2018

When EMS arrives on the scene of a medical emergency, the first things they often check are patients’ pulse and…