When to go to the emergency department for heart palpitations

by Jeffrey Dubin, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
May 29, 2017

Most people barely notice their hearts beating. And that’s natural. But any noticeable change in the heartbeat should be concerning….

How much caffeine is safe for you and your child?

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
May 25, 2017

We are a nation obsessed with caffeine: Cans of caffeinated energy drinks with flashy names line beverage shelves. New coffee…

10 Tips for Grilling Safety

by the MWHC Blog Team
May 23, 2017

Memorial Day is just around the corner and is considered by many to be the official start of summer. As…

When stroke strikes, clinical trial decisions need to be made quickly

by Amie Hsia, MD, Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
May 22, 2017

(In the photo: Stroke team evaluates a patient. (L to R) Adey Haile-Mariam, RN, nurse responder team, Carlos Portillo, MRI…

6 lesser-known and better-known causes of hearing loss

by Selena E. Briggs, MD, Otologist, Neurotologist and Skull Base Surgeon
May 18, 2017

About 48 million Americans, or approximately 20 percent of the population, have some degree of hearing loss. According to the…

Are nasal steroids safe?

by Norman Lester, MD, Otolaryngologist
May 17, 2017

“Steroids.” For many people, even the word is enough to make them recoil. They’ve heard stories from friends and family…