infectious-disease

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

the MWHC Blog Team January 28, 2016

With the announcement of confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the United States, it is natural for people to…

HIV: Get Tested. Get Treated.

the MWHC Blog Team December 01, 2016

In the United States, there are 1.2 million people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), but the Centers for Disease…

Going abroad? See your doctor first

Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center June 01, 2017

Your plane tickets are purchased, accommodations are organized, and passport is squared away. You’re almost ready for a trip abroad….

Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Christopher M. Gallagher, MD, Oncologist, Medical Director of Cancer Services, Washington Cancer Institute April 16, 2020

Managing cancer is a constant battle. As with all serious illnesses, cancer patients have critical needs that can’t wait. And…

My Experience With COVID-19

Ira Rabin, MD, Vice President, Medical Operations and Clinical Resource Management April 23, 2020

We, as doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals, often think we will be fine. I was one of the lucky ones….

Pregnancy and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Sara N. Iqbal, MD, Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Rachael T. Overcash, MD, MPH, Director, Perinatal Center April 24, 2020

The months leading up to the birth of your baby are supposed to be joyous ones. But COVID-19 has created…