How Calcium Helps Identify Heart Disease Risk

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 05, 2019

Artery buildups serve as silent danger signs of a heart attack, and one of the buildups we look for the…

How New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments Revolutionize Patient Care

by Konstantinos Loupasakis, MD, Rheumatologist
January 29, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that primarily affects peripheral joints (typically the hands, wrists, elbows, knees, feet, and…

100 Years in the Making: How Patients Benefit from Thoracic Robotic Surgery

by John F. Lazar, MD, Director, Thoracic Robotics
January 22, 2019

When the first minimally invasive surgery—also called laparoscopic surgery—was performed in the early 1900s, a surgeon would use a hollow…

Celebrated Physician: Meghan MacCleary, DO

by the MWHC Blog Team
January 18, 2019

Physicians regularly make a difference in the lives of their patients. For Meghan MacCleary, DO, it was the other way…

Total Joint Revision: A Second Lease on Life

by The Joint Replacement Specialists, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
January 15, 2019

Total joint replacement, comprised of hip or knee replacements, is one of the most common surgical procedures in the U.S….

Vasectomy: How It Works and What to Expect

by Krishnan Venkatesan, MD, Director of Urologic Reconstruction
January 08, 2019

A vasectomy is one way men can prevent their partners from becoming pregnant—without affecting sexual function or the ability to…