February 22, 2023
Approximately 480,000 people die from smoking-related diseases every year in the United States. The good news is that it’s never too late to quit, even if you’ve been smoking for a long ti...
January 19, 2022
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. When the force is consistently higher than normal, it’s called hypertension, or high blood pressure. If you have high ...
January 14, 2022
Whether you’re a winter sports enthusiast or spend the season curled up by the fireplace, the low humidity, bitter winds, and dry indoor heat that accompany cold weather can deplete your skin’s natur...
January 12, 2022
Your foot is composed of 26 bones, 30 joints, and more than one hundred ligaments, muscles, and tendons that work together to provide stability, balance, and support as you move. When any one of thos...
January 07, 2022
Every January, our Nutrition team answers an influx of questions from patients resolving to improve their health and lose weight in the new year. Intermittent fasting—a dietary approach that cy...
December 31, 2021
People generally don’t think about their digestive system—until it stops working properly. Then its impacts on daily life quickly become evident. Any type of digestive malfunction can be distressin...
December 29, 2021
By MedStar Team
Historically, patients who needed spine surgery could expect a long recovery process, often with a week-long hospital stay. Today, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols are helping patients...