4 ways women can take control of their breast cancer risk

by Ami A. Chitalia, MD, Hematologist and Medical Oncologist
October 23, 2018

Breast cancer is one of the most daunting diseases in women’s health, as it affects about one in eight U.S….

3 experiences of hospital care and why we measure them

by Shawn R. Smith, MBA, CPXP, Vice President & Chief Experience Officer
October 19, 2018

We aim to enhance patient experiences at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) through a trickle-down approach, from staff to patient….

How the flu can increase heart attack risk

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
October 16, 2018

Each year, up to 20 percent of Americans get the flu, resulting in over 130,000 hospitalizations—in fact, about 200,000 in…

DCIS breast cancer: Not every woman needs surgery

by Patricia B. Wehner, MD, Breast Surgical Oncologist
October 09, 2018

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the earliest form of breast cancer. DCIS is confined to the milk ducts of…

3 questions and answers for mammograms

by Ami A. Chitalia, MD, Hematologist and Medical Oncologist
October 02, 2018

A mammogram is an imaging test used to screen the breast tissue for breast cancer, which affects about one in…

Penicillin allergy testing: Why it’s important to know the facts

by Anjali Majumdar, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist
September 28, 2018

Antibiotics are among the most effective treatments for bacterial infections, and our go-to option often is penicillin. But up to…