Not your mom’s IUD: Renewed focus on LARCs

by Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
April 17, 2017

I often speak with women who are curious – and sometimes apprehensive – about birth control. This gives me the…

When to seek treatment at a burn center

by Jeffrey Shupp, MD, Director, Burn Center
April 13, 2017

“Why do I have to drive into the middle of D.C. to a burn center? There’s a hospital right by…

6 frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
April 11, 2017

Bariatric surgery has been available in the U.S. for more than 50 years, and surgeons are doing more every year….

Keep moving to avoid and relieve back pain

by Oliver Tannous, MD, Spine Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
April 06, 2017

Physical activity is vital for overall health, including for a healthy spine. Most people can avoid chronic back or neck…

From treadmill to sidewalk: 4 tips to prevent running injuries

by Evan Argintar, MD, Assistant Director of Sports Medicine, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
April 03, 2017

Washington, D.C., is a city full of runners. You can see it in the number of 5Ks, half marathons and…

A Patient’s Perspective: To Honor My Doctor

by MedStar Washington Hospital Center
March 30, 2017

National Doctors’ Day is held each year on March 30th, as a day set aside to honor the significant contribution…