10 mistakes to avoid in burn care and prevention

by Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon
January 12, 2018

Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in the United States. And while nearly…

Our top 5 healthcare news stories of 2017

by The MWHC Blog Team
January 10, 2018

From a solar eclipse with potential vision threats to a shift in long-standing heart health guidelines, 2017 was a remarkable…

How bystanders can stop severe bleeding after traumatic injury

by Jack Sava, MD, Chief of Trauma
January 09, 2018

Imagine you’re walking to the bus or train when you spot a person lying on the ground, blood pooling under…

Thyroid cancer screening guidelines raise questions

by Kenneth D. Burman, MD, Endocrinology
January 08, 2018

In May 2017, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that doctors not screen routinely for thyroid cancer in…

Pay attention to potential frostbite – early treatment can save fingers and toes

by Jeffrey Shupp, MD, Director, Burn Center
January 05, 2018

With expected low temperatures in the single digits for the D.C. area this weekend, pay attention to the early stages…

A Jewish Hospital Chaplain’s Christmas

by David Balto, Volunteer Chaplain, Department of Spiritual Care
January 02, 2018

I am a Chaplain at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in the nation’s capital. It is my third…