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…

Stroke: A young person’s disease?

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
May 12, 2017

If you think you’re too young to have a stroke, think again. A study published in April 2017 showed that…

Are D.C. residents at risk for Zika virus?

by Glenn Wortmann, MD, Section Director, Infectious Diseases
May 11, 2017

An April 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 1 in 10 pregnant women…

How to manage the rising epidemic of heart disease

by MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Team
May 09, 2017

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. While heart attacks…

3 precautions to take if you choose to travel for weight loss surgery

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
May 08, 2017

It’s difficult to pin down the exact number of people who travel abroad to access medical services, but the Centers…