obesity

Varicose Veins: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

the MWHC Blog Team March 01, 2016

Understanding Varicose Veins. About 55 percent of American women suffer from some sort of venous disorder, with varicose veins topping…

Walk away from colorectal cancer: Exercise can lower risk

James F. FitzGerald, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon March 09, 2017

By James Francis FitzGerald, MD, colon and rectal surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center  In January 2017, researchers reported that exercise…

2 reasons we’re seeing more high-risk pregnancies in D.C.

Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist March 28, 2017

We care for about 3,500 pregnant women every year. While that number has remained fairly steady over the past decade,…

6 frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery

Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgeon April 11, 2017

Bariatric surgery has been available in the U.S. for more than 50 years, and surgeons are doing more every year….