Happy Birthday, MedStar Washington Hospital Center: Yesterday and Today

by the MWHC Blog Team
March 10, 2017

Below are excerpts from Washington Hospital Center’s 25th Anniversary History, published in 1983 and called, “Building on Yesterday, Becoming Tomorrow”…

Walk away from colorectal cancer: Exercise can lower risk

by James F. FitzGerald, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
March 09, 2017

By James Francis FitzGerald, MD, colon and rectal surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center  In January 2017, researchers reported that exercise…

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…