Heart attack with no symptoms? The danger of silent MI

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 07, 2018

It’s hard to imagine that something as serious as a heart attack could go unnoticed. But as many as 1…

Could doctors have prevented Jack Pearson’s heart attack on ‘This Is Us’?

by Jeffrey W. Shupp, MD, Director, Burn Center
February 06, 2018

The Feb. 4, 2018 episode of NBC TV drama ‘This Is Us’ broke the hearts of viewers around the U.S….

As flu infects D.C., hand-washing in the hospital is a first line of defense

by Glenn Wortmann, MD, Section Director, Infectious Diseases
February 02, 2018

In the district and the U.S. as a whole, the influenza virus is surging, with roughly 200 new cases reported…

Is it hemorrhoids–or something else?

by Mitesh R. Patel, MD, Director, Pancreatobiliary Services
January 30, 2018

It can be a shock to look down at the toilet paper after going to the bathroom and seeing bright…

LVAD origins: A lifesaving heart device, 30 years in the making

by Steven W. Boyce, MD, Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
January 29, 2018

In 1988, MedStar Washington Hospital Center became one of the first four hospitals in the United States to implant a…

Celebrated Physician: Kathryn M. Kellogg, MD, MPH

by the MWHC Blog Team
January 26, 2018

As with any other workplace, MedStar Washington Hospital Center goes to great lengths to maintain a safe environment for physicians,…