Watch for these potential lung cancer warning signs

by Puja G. Khaitan, MD, Director, Esophageal Surgery
November 17, 2017

Despite recent progress in lung cancer research, the survival rate for lung cancer patients remains poor. Only about 18 percent…

What do the new blood pressure guidelines mean?

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
November 15, 2017

On Nov. 13, 2017, two leading health groups, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC),…

Treating bladder cancer: What patients need to know

by Lambros Stamatakis, MD, Urology
November 14, 2017

While bladder cancer doesn’t get as much press as colon or lung cancer, it’s the fourth-most common type of cancer…

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,…