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...
October 30, 2020MedStar NRH Study Finds that Innovative Devices Did Not Provide Better Outcomes for Knee Replacement Patients Undergoing Outpatient Rehabilitation
By MedStar Team
Researchers from MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and MedStar Health Physical Therapy were a part of a large multi-center randomized clinical trial that found that newer and more expensive dev...
October 23, 2020
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 exclaiming, ...
October 21, 2020
Some people may delay a lung cancer screening or other routine screenings out of fear of diagnosis. But the truth is, getting screened early can significantly improve your chances of survival if somet...
October 20, 2020
By Judith H. Veis, MD, Nephrology
True or false: Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, causes more deaths than breast cancer or prostate cancer. The answer: True! A largely under-recognized public health issue, CKD is the ninth leading caus...
October 14, 2020
By Dr. Howard Bassel, Urgent Care and Family Medicine Physician, MedStar Health
While COVID-19 and the flu have similar symptoms, there is one distinct difference—we have an effective vaccine to lower your risk of getting the flu. Now, more than ever, it’s critical to get a flu s...
October 13, 2020
Influenza (or what we commonly call flu) is one of several viruses which can infect the respiratory tract and cause symptoms of runny nose, cough, and nasal congestion (and occasionally more severe il...