6 frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
April 11, 2017

Bariatric surgery has been available in the U.S. for more than 50 years, and surgeons are doing more every year….

Keep moving to avoid and relieve back pain

by Oliver Tannous, MD, Spine Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
April 06, 2017

Physical activity is vital for overall health, including for a healthy spine. Most people can avoid chronic back or neck…

From treadmill to sidewalk: 4 tips to prevent running injuries

by Evan Argintar, MD, Assistant Director of Sports Medicine, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
April 03, 2017

Washington, D.C., is a city full of runners. You can see it in the number of 5Ks, half marathons and…

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,…