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...
December 09, 2022
By Kevin Scruggs, MD, Emergency Medicine Chair at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
When a serious unexpected illness or injury strikes, you may wonder whether you should seek treatment at the Emergency Department, visit an urgent care clinic, or schedule a visit with your primary ...
December 02, 2022
For many people, the 30s are a time when the pursuits of your 20s take a back seat to true adulting: building a family, establishing your career…and noticing that your body might not feel as y...
November 30, 2022
As people live longer, it’s natural to wonder how long a hip or knee replacement will last. Will a revision eventually be necessary? It’s something every patient considering a joint replacement wants...
November 25, 2022
Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in the United States. And while more than 96% of people who suffer burn injuries survive, many will sustain serious, lif...
November 11, 2022
Research proves that having a primary care provider is critical to preventing illness and catching disease early when it is more easily treated, which leads to a longer lifespan. In addition to manag...
November 09, 2022
If you’re planning to travel this upcoming holiday season—or anytime—a pre-travel virtual consultation with a MedStar Health physician can help you stay healthy on your trip. Whethe...