Safer, Faster, More Comfortable Cardiac Catheterization Gaining Ground

by the MWHC Blog Team
March 07, 2017

Since the 1970s, heart specialists have diagnosed and even treated certain conditions through cardiac catheterization—the process of threading a thin…

A Stellar Performance: SuperStars Who Go Above and Beyond

by the MWHC Blog Team
March 03, 2017

Pictured here from left to right:  MedStar Washington Hospital Center Board Treasurer Stan Gutkowski; Earl Mozie, Roberto Perez, Stephen Willson,…

How do colorectal cancer screenings measure up?

by James F. FitzGerald, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
March 01, 2017

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS)….

The ‘other’ drug problem: Poor medication adherence

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 23, 2017

We’re always looking for the next new “wonder drug,” the medication that will take us to new heights in keeping…

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery: Know Your Options

by the MWHC Blog Team
February 21, 2017

The Modern Landscape of Gynecologic Surgery New surgical techniques and technologies are rapidly changing the outlook for women with gynecologic…

The dangers of loud–and dirty–earbuds and headphones

by Selena E. Briggs, MD, Otologist, Neurotologist and Skull Base Surgeon
February 20, 2017

We live in a noisy world. The ear-splitting sounds of rush-hour traffic, the drone of a lawn mower, loud washing…