Neck surgery with shorter recovery, better range of motion

by Oliver Tannous, MD, Spine Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
July 12, 2017

For many years, the gold standard for surgical treatment of certain painful neck conditions has been a procedure called anterior…

Why I think it’s time to make statins available over-the-counter

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 10, 2017

Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause and fifth-leading cause of death of adults in the United States, respectively….

Celebrated Physician: Clint Pettit, MD

by the MWHC Blog Team
July 07, 2017

Why Palliative Care? In recent years, more and more patients facing a serious illness have turned to the complimentary discipline…

Today’s stone age: How to eat to prevent kidney stones

by Daniel Marchalik, MD, Director, Ambulatory Urologic Surgery
July 05, 2017

Kidney stones are very common: Men have a nearly one in five chance of developing kidney stones over their lifetime,…

2017’s growing tick problem: How to protect yourself

by Glenn Wortmann, MD, Section Director, Infectious Diseases
June 29, 2017

We’re reminded every spring and summer to beware the return of the tick. These tiny, bloodsucking parasites carry a wide…

How smartphones and apps are changing emergency department care

by Jeffrey Dubin, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
June 26, 2017

A mainstay of the “Star Trek” TV and movie franchise is the medical tricorder. This versatile piece of technology allows…