Why I stand behind digital rectal exams for prostate cancer screening

by Ross Krasnow, MD, MPH, Urologic Oncologist
September 04, 2018

“You want to put your finger where? Why? Do you really need to do that?” I’ve heard many men say…

100 Blessings

by David Balto, Volunteer Chaplain, Department of Spiritual Care
August 31, 2018

“When we bless life, we restore the world.” ~ Rabbi Marcia Falk I am a Chaplain in a 912-bed inner-city…

Outpatient hip or knee joint replacement: Healthier, faster and more effective

by The Joint Replacement Specialists, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
August 28, 2018

Increasingly younger patients are seeking partial or total hip or knee joint replacement—people in their 40s, 50s and 60s who…

Triple-negative breast cancer: Who should get tested for their genetic risk?

by Christopher Gallagher, MD, Medical Director, Cancer Services
August 24, 2018

Triple-negative breast cancer is notoriously difficult to treat. It grows aggressively, and it lacks the three most common markers (estrogen…

Tiny salivary glands, big problems: How we treat these painful disorders

by Matthew L. Pierce, MD, Otolaryngologist
August 21, 2018

Most of the time, people don’t notice their salivary glands. They are located in the mouth and throat, and they…

How a gastroenterologist can help relieve heartburn

by Mitesh R. Patel, MD, Director, Pancreatobiliary Services
August 14, 2018

Does this sound like a typical day? Maybe you take an antacid with your morning coffee, a Zantac with lunch…