Why I disagree with 2017 knee arthroscopy recommendations

by David C. Johnson, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
July 26, 2017

Some of my patients have come to me worried after seeing media coverage of a report about knee arthroscopy, a…

How to get better shut-eye when you work night shifts

by Marc F. Schlosberg, MD, Neurologist
July 24, 2017

Job duties can pose various dangers to workers’ health: handling chemicals, operating heavy machinery, even sitting for hours on end…

Celebrated Physician: Helena B. Pasieka, MD, MS

by the MWHC Blog Team
July 20, 2017

It’s the rare physician who elects to endure the rigors of residency a second time. Yet for Helena Pasieka, MD,…

What makes a hospital ‘baby-friendly’?

by Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
July 19, 2017

Gone are the days when you’d stand at a window and gaze at 15 babies lined up in bassinets in…

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…