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...
April 16, 2021
By David E. Stein, MD, Colorectal Surgeon and Regional Chief of Surgery in the Baltimore region at MedStar Health
You may be surprised to hear that everyone has hemorrhoids. In fact, I often introduce the topic to my medical students by walking around the room and pointing to unsuspecting individuals exclaim...
April 13, 2021
Do you drink coffee? If the answer is yes, you’re in good company. A majority of Americans—64%—drink two cups a day. But there’s one more thing that many Americans have: high cholesterol. In fact...
April 09, 2021
By Lauren Maragh, MD, Internal Medicine Physician, MedStar Medical Group
If you find yourself feeling under the weather this spring, you may be asking yourself, “Do I have COVID-19 or allergies?” While both can make you feel miserable, the good news that it’s usually ...
April 08, 2021
By Rachael D. Sussman, MD, Urology
Incontinence. Constipation. Painful sex. Not necessarily topics you want to discuss with your friends, let alone your doctor. But if you suffer from such symptoms, it’s ok to speak up. At MedStar...
April 06, 2021
Do you know what and where your esophagus is? Situated just in front of the spinal cord, this muscular tube connects the mouth to the stomach. It provides a critical pathway to deliver food and d...
April 01, 2021
For people with diabetes mellitus, the risks are real, and there can be many complications. It’s important to understand the risks and be proactive about keeping healthy. This is especially impor...