4 ways to relieve varicose and spider veins

by Maria E. Litzendorf, MD, vascular surgeon, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
March 22, 2018

Dark, twisted or bulging varicose or spider veins on the legs can look unsightly, cause pain and even signal a…

No ifs about it: Colonoscopy prevents colon cancer

by Z. Jennifer Lee, MD, FACG, Gastroenterologist
March 20, 2018

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of death among cancers that affect both men and women. However, it’s also one…

Celebrated Physician: Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCh

by the MWHC Blog Team
March 16, 2018

Smiling comes easily to Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM. It’s the result of his inherent good nature, and his passion for helping…

Who’s at risk for heart problems during cancer treatment?

by Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
March 15, 2018

Every patient who’s being treated for cancer should talk to their oncologist about the risk of heart-related complications. We’ve learned…

What young adults need to know about colorectal cancer

by Brian Lim Bello, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
March 13, 2018

Colorectal cancer has traditionally been considered an older person’s disease. But a study in the Journal of the American Medical…

Cherrell’s story: My colonoscopy confession

by Cherrell Freeman-Davis, practice administrator, Gastroenterology
March 12, 2018

My friend was in her mid-50s and, like me, she worked in health care. She was a busy mom and…