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...
September 18, 2020
Medications play a key role in helping many individuals, especially older adults, maintain their quality of life. However, for some, managing medications to achieve the best outcomes, can be a challen...
September 16, 2020
By John A. Kuri II, MD, Orthopedic surgeon at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
We use our shoulders to do just about everything, from pushing and pulling to lifting and carrying. That’s why it’s common to feel tension—or even pain—in our shoulder joints, especially after doing t...
September 10, 2020
As patients age and their concerns about maintaining a better quality of life grow, joint reconstruction surgery becomes a reality for more and more of them. Nationally, there are over a million join...
September 07, 2020
By Dr. Loral Patchen, PhD, MSN, MA, CNM Certified Nurse Midwife, Vice Chair, Innovation and Community Programs, and Section Director for Midwifery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Many times, it’s hard to pinpoint the cause of preterm birth, or birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy. And once you’ve delivered a preterm baby, you’re at an increased risk of having another preterm bir...
September 02, 2020
By Manu Kaushal, MD, FCCP, Medical Director of Critical Care and Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center
Most stay-at-home orders have lifted and many people are trying to resume normal life as much as possible. We know that wearing a face mask and socially distancing ourselves from others can help to ...
September 01, 2020
Colorectal cancer has traditionally been considered an older person’s disease. But according to the American Cancer Society, in 2020, 12% of colorectal cancer cases will be diagnosed in people u...