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...
July 16, 2020
Some people still think of bariatric surgery solely as weight-loss surgery. But the benefits extend far beyond a leaner body. For people with obesity-related diseases, like diabetes, for example, bar...
July 15, 2020
By Dr. Dionne Hawkins, MPT, Clinic Director at MedStar Health Physical Therapy at Leisure World
Social restrictions caused by COVID-19 continue to affect us all, and the senior community is no exception. With a higher risk for infection, our senior population is taking extra precautions to sta...
July 15, 2020
Traveling by plane, train, or automobile isn’t what it used to be. With so many of us wanting to enjoy the beaches or visit family around the country, we need to be alert about avoiding an unin...
July 08, 2020
By Dr. Kari Kindschi, MD, Sports Medicine Physician at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Summer is finally here, and the warm weather and longer days offer many reasons for families to get active outside. But along with all of the outdoor fun comes more opportunity for activity-related in...
July 03, 2020
By Jasmeet Singh Bhogal, MD, MBA
The 4th of July holiday weekend is coming up, and many people will be spending their time outside in the sun. Whether you plan on having a backyard barbeque, swimming in the pool, or going out on a bo...
July 02, 2020
By Min Deng, MD
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with 9,500 people in the U.S. diagnosed each day. Fortunately, it’s also the most preventable. Here are some things you can do to reduce your risk...