Prevent diabetic foot problems with these easy care practices

by John Steinberg, DPM, Director, Podiatric Residency Training Program
November 13, 2017

For many people, a blister or ingrown toenail would be a minor nuisance, painful for a few days, but then…

3 common misconceptions about palliative care and hospice

by Regina Tosca, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker, Palliative Care
November 09, 2017

Most people are unfamiliar with the term “palliative care” and often confuse it with hospice. Palliative care and hospice services…

Why Taking Thyroid Supplements is a Bad Idea

by Kenneth D. Burman, MD, Endocrinology
November 07, 2017

The thyroid is an organ located in the front of the neck that’s involved in several major bodily functions. Breathing,…

Stents work to reduce chest pain—but are they better than drugs?

by Ron Waksman, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
November 03, 2017

For years, patients with angina (chest pain) caused by blockages in the arteries have been treated with medications. When medications…

Celebrated Physician: Kevin Handy, MD

by the MWHC Blog Team
November 03, 2017

With the alarming rise in the abuse of prescription and non-prescription opioids dominating the headlines, many medical professionals may be…

What your eyes can tell you about your health beyond how well you see

by Pavle Doroslovacki, MD, Oculoplastic Surgeon, MedStar Eye Institute
November 02, 2017

An old saying goes, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” Though my work as an oculoplastic surgeon (a…