The need for fast stroke care–and why some patients don’t get it

by Rocco A. Armonda, MD, Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery, Surgical Co-Director of the Neuro Intensive Care Unit
January 26, 2018

When a patient has a stroke, seconds and minutes can make the difference between life or death. Similar to someone…

Too few women know about this effective uterine fibroid treatment

by Saher Sabri, MD, Director, Interventional Radiology
January 23, 2018

For decades, women with uterine fibroids, or benign growths inside the uterus, commonly have been offered two options to manage…

How to approach end-of-life discussions and tools to help

by Regina Tosca, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker, Palliative Care
January 22, 2018

Preventive medicine is the wave of the future as doctors and patients focus more on maintaining good health. In conjunction…

Eye drops: The first line of defense against glaucoma

by Mark L. Gonzalez, MD, Clinical Director, MedStar Eye Institute
January 18, 2018

The goal of any glaucoma treatment is to prevent vision loss by lowering pressure in the eye caused by excess…

10 mistakes to avoid in burn care and prevention

by Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon
January 12, 2018

Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in the United States. And while nearly…

Our top 5 healthcare news stories of 2017

by the MWHC Blog Team
January 10, 2018

From a solar eclipse with potential vision threats to a shift in long-standing heart health guidelines, 2017 was a remarkable…