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...
May 18, 2021
By Hedy P. Smith, MD, PhD, Hematology
Are you familiar with Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA), a serious genetic blood disorder that is caused when the sickle trait is passed from both parents to a child? Some individuals inherit a sick...
May 13, 2021
As the command center for every system in the body, a healthy brain requires a lot of blood to stay functional; in fact, every minute, it makes use of ¼ of the blood pumped by the heart. A dimini...
May 06, 2021
In 2020, cancer diagnoses plummeted by 50%, as many people delayed routine physicals and cancer screenings that have been proven to save lives, according to the National Cancer Institute. For Ste...
April 27, 2021
Compassion is a requirement for every medical specialty, but some specialties require doctors to have an exceptional ability to listen to patients’ most hard-to-talk-about problems. Candid conversati...
April 23, 2021
By Kerry Strom, RD, LDN, Dietitian Educator at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
From fad diets to old wives’ tales about food, it’s easy to be misled into believing popular food myths. But just because a particular way of eating generates a certain result for one person, doe...
April 20, 2021
(L to R) Pictured is the leadership team for the Safe Babies Safe Moms program: Neil Weissman, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, MedStar Health; Tamika Auguste, MD, interim chair, Women’s & Infan...