2017’s growing tick problem: How to protect yourself

by Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
June 29, 2017

We’re reminded every spring and summer to beware the return of the tick. These tiny, bloodsucking parasites carry a wide…

How smartphones and apps are changing emergency department care

by Jeffrey Dubin, MD, Chief Medical Officer
June 26, 2017

A mainstay of the “Star Trek” TV and movie franchise is the medical tricorder. This versatile piece of technology allows…

Celebrated Physician: Pamela Paufler, MD

by the MWHC Blog Team
June 22, 2017

Who is Dr. Paufler? Many physicians have pursued other careers before entering medicine, but the path Pamela Paufler, MD took…

When to see a headache specialist for migraine relief

by Marc F. Schlosberg, MD, Neurologist
June 21, 2017

More than 38 million people in the U.S. are affected by migraines, a neurological disorder that causes intense headache episodes….

Will I encounter digestive problems after gastric bypass?

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
June 15, 2017

The headlines may sound alarming: “Weight loss surgery tied to lasting digestive issues.” “After gastric bypass surgery, many experience eating…

How many people should be in the delivery room?

by Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
June 12, 2017

Most of the time, welcoming a life is a beautiful, amazing moment. I understand the urge to want to share…