10 Tips for a Healthier Spine

by Oliver Tannous, MD, Spine Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
June 30, 2021

The human spine is a miraculous, elegantly balanced system, the foundational support of the entire body. Gently curved in an…

Most Hair Loss Is Treatable

by Monique Kamaria Chheda, MD
June 28, 2021

Did you know that the average adult loses around 100 hairs each day? This amount of hair loss is a…

Shortness of Breath and Persistent Cough May Be Signs of COPD

by Darling Ruiz Cerrato, MD
June 23, 2021

Approximately 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung condition that makes it difficult…

Six Things to Know About HIV & Testing

by Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Infectious Diseases
June 21, 2021

The human immunodeficiency virus—commonly known as HIV—can destroy vital cells that resist infection and disease. This can gradually cause critical…

Well-being is an Important MedStar Health Initiative

by Daniel Marchalik, MD, Urology
June 18, 2021

Provider burnout is not a new issue. Conversations about the difficulty of working in healthcare and the toll this job…

Fight Harmful Inflammation With These 10 Healthy Eating Tips

by Ellie Kelsey, RD, LD, CNSC, Registered Dietitian
June 17, 2021

Inflammation is the body’s way of protecting itself against harmful agents—injury, toxins, infection. When cells are damaged, an inflammatory response…