womens-health

Ladies: Celebrate National Women’s Health Week!

the MWHC Blog Team May 10, 2016

At MedStar Washington Hospital Center, we are known for being stewards of women’s health in our community. Listen up women:…

Fighting Fibroids

the MWHC Blog Team May 26, 2016

  Abnormal but non-cancerous, uterine fibroids affect more than 50 percent of all American women, a figure that jumps to…

Are Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women Different than in Men?

the MWHC Blog Team August 19, 2016

More than half of the 500,000 individuals who die each year from a heart attack are women. Unfortunately, heart conditions…

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

Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology March 28, 2017

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

3 questions to ask before downloading a pregnancy app

Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology April 27, 2017

If you Google “pregnancy apps,” there’s no shortage of articles with titles such as “10 best pregnancy apps” or “Must-have…

Are D.C. residents at risk for Zika virus?

Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Infectious Diseases May 11, 2017

An April 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 1 in 10 pregnant women…