A Patient’s Perspective: To Honor My Doctor

by MedStar Washington Hospital Center
March 30, 2017

National Doctors’ Day is held each year on March 30th, as a day set aside to honor the significant contribution…

Tips to make colonoscopy prep more bearable

by I. David Shocket, MD, Director, Gastroenterology
March 30, 2017

At least once a month, a patient asks if I’ve read Dave Barry’s column about getting a colonoscopy. The humor…

2 reasons we’re seeing more high-risk pregnancies in D.C.

by Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
March 28, 2017

We care for about 3,500 pregnant women every year. While that number has remained fairly steady over the past decade,…

Exercise Can Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

by the MWHC Blog Team
March 24, 2017

Getting active to stay healthy Studies cited by the National Cancer Institute have found adults who increase their physical activity…

TAVR is used for high-risk aortic stenosis patients. Why not everyone?

by Lowell Satler, MD, Medical Director, Cardiac Cath Lab
March 23, 2017

As recently as 15 years ago, if you had severe aortic stenosis but were considered too ill or weak to…

Putting Sleep Apnea to Bed

by Stanley Chia, MD, Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
March 20, 2017

An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from serious chronic or intermittent sleep disorders that undermine the quality of…