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…

Am I too young for knee or hip replacement?

by Savyasachi C. Thakkar, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
May 04, 2017

A 30-year-old man came to our emergency room with excruciating pain in both hips. He had been experiencing pain for…

Listen up: Get your hearing tested!

by Selena E. Briggs, MD, Otologist, Neurotologist and Skull Base Surgeon
May 01, 2017

According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 25 percent of people between the ages…

3 questions to ask before downloading a pregnancy app

by Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
April 27, 2017

If you Google “pregnancy apps,” there’s no shortage of articles with titles such as “10 best pregnancy apps” or “Must-have…

Type 2 diabetes trial offers chance to further research, treatment understanding

by Vanita Aroda, MD, Scientific Director, MedStar Community Clinical Research Center
April 24, 2017

Some people with Type 2 diabetes can manage the disease with diet and exercise alone. Others need medication, in addition…