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...
March 31, 2021
If you recently had a computed tomography (CT) scan that revealed a dark spot, or lung nodule, in your chest, you may be concerned about what that means. A lung nodule is a small mass of tissue that...
March 23, 2021
Living with diabetes can bring daily challenges, and the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified concerns in the diabetic community. Although diabetes doesn’t necessarily make someone more susceptibl...
March 19, 2021
By Nicole Chaumont, MD, FACS, Colon and Rectal Surgeon; Regional Vice Chair of Quality, Safety, and Outcomes at MedStar Health
Hemorrhoids seem to have a stigma to them, but the truth is, we all have them. It’s not uncommon for them to become inflamed and cause pain, itching, or bleeding. Many times, hemorrhoids go awa...
March 12, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with some unique challenges, especially when it comes to caring for cancer patients with compromised immune systems. It probably won’t surprise you that the...
March 11, 2021
By Judith H. Veis, MD, Nephrology
The kidneys are complex organs, functioning together as traffic cop, filtration plant, and biochemical factory. They keep us healthy by removing waste produced by cells. They also clear the body ...
March 09, 2021
By Meeta Sharma, MD, Endocrinology
When medical professionals use the word syndrome, we are generally describing a group of interrelated problems. In the case of metabolic syndrome (MetS), we’re referring to a cluster of different...