Faint at the Sight of Blood? It Could be Vasovagal Syncope

by Susan O’Mara, MD, interim chair, Emergency Medicine
March 07, 2019

We have all heard of people who faint when getting their blood drawn or when they are nervous. In fact,…

Chronic Ankle Pain: When is It Time to See a Doctor?

by Ali Rahnama, DPM, Foot and Ankle Surgeon
March 05, 2019

Millions of people—from athletes to people who walk to work—experience a sprained ankle each year. In fact, we typically see…

Celebrated Physician: Thomas J. Cusack, MD, MS

by the MWHC Blog Team
March 01, 2019

It’s a rare moment when Thomas J. Cusack, MD, MS, is not actively engaged in some activity. When he’s not…

Can Daily Aspirin Use Help Prevent a Heart Attack?

by Daniel James Dooley, MD, Non-Invasive Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 28, 2019

Aspirin has long been used as a therapy to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attacks, and heart disease. But…

The Mediterranean Diet: The Best Choice for Heart Health

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 26, 2019

We’ve long known that people who eat a healthy diet—which, from a heart health perspective, is low in fat and…

How Cold Weather Can Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks

by Nicholas Paivanas, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 25, 2019

We all know that cold weather can contribute to many common health conditions, such as colds or the flu. However,…