Saving limbs and improving lives: The Center for Limb Salvage

by David H. Song, MD, Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery
August 24, 2017

Keeping our feet strong and healthy is an important goal for us all. For people with diabetes, good foot health…

Forget about vitamins, protein powders and supplements. Focus on your food!

by Andrea Goergen, RD, Bariatric Program Dietitian
August 22, 2017

According to the National Health Interview Survey—conducted annually by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics—Americans spent $12.8 billion on natural…

Celebrated Physician: Ivanesa Pardo, MD, FACS

by the MWHC Blog Team
August 17, 2017

It’s hard to say whether Ivanesa Pardo, MD, FACS, chose surgery as her medical specialty, or if surgery chose her….

5 tips to protect your eyes during the solar eclipse

by Namratha Turlapati, MD, Ophthalmologist, MedStar Eye Institute
August 15, 2017

People in the United States will be treated to an awesome show in the sky Aug. 21, 2017: a solar…

Why does back pain persist after surgery?

by Oliver Tannous, MD, Spine Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
August 14, 2017

Living with severe back pain can be debilitating. If left untreated, the pain can make it difficult or impossible to…

Laugh through labor? Nitrous oxide makes comeback

by Loral Patchen, PhD, Director, Section of Midwifery
August 10, 2017

A “retro” form of pain control is making a comeback in the United States: nitrous oxide, often known as laughing…