How much caffeine is safe for you and your child?

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
May 25, 2017

We are a nation obsessed with caffeine: Cans of caffeinated energy drinks with flashy names line beverage shelves. New coffee…

10 Tips for Grilling Safety

by the MWHC Blog Team
May 23, 2017

Memorial Day is considered by many to be the official start of summer. As the days get longer and warmer,…

When stroke strikes, clinical trial decisions need to be made quickly

by Amie Hsia, MD, Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
May 22, 2017

(In the photo: Stroke team evaluates a patient. (L to R) Adey Haile-Mariam, RN, nurse responder team, Carlos Portillo, MRI…

6 lesser-known and better-known causes of hearing loss

by Selena E. Briggs, MD, Otologist, Neurotologist and Skull Base Surgeon
May 18, 2017

About 48 million Americans, or approximately 20 percent of the population, have some degree of hearing loss. According to the…

Are nasal steroids safe?

by Norman Lester, MD, Otolaryngologist
May 17, 2017

“Steroids.” For many people, even the word is enough to make them recoil. They’ve heard stories from friends and family…

Stroke: A young person’s disease?

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
May 12, 2017

If you think you’re too young to have a stroke, think again. A study published in April 2017 showed that…