Leg pain: A potential sign of peripheral artery disease

by Edward Woo, MD, Director, MedStar Vascular Program
July 17, 2017

A little leg pain or soreness with exercise usually is normal. But severe pain, especially pain that appears when you’re…

Tips to stay cool and safe as the heat wave moves through

by Jeffrey Dubin, MD, Chief Medical Officer
July 13, 2017

We’re no strangers to hot summer days in the District of Columbia. But when the thermometer inches toward and above…

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,…