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 25, 2019
Breast cancer treatment has come such a long way in recent years that life expectancy continues to improve, and we are often able to approach treatment like we would a chronic disease. But some women ...
July 19, 2019
By Jasmeet Singh Bhogal, MD, MBA
If you spend time outside during the summer, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced a sunburn or become dehydrated. Both scenarios can result in health implications, such as skin cancer down the roa...
July 18, 2019
By Jeffrey Dubin, MD, Chief Medical Officer
We’re no strangers to hot summer days in the District of Columbia. But when the thermometer inches toward and above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, we could all use a reminder about the dangers of heat illnes...
July 16, 2019
Almost every day on my work commute, I see someone riding an electric (or motorized) scooter, a surging form of transportation in the U.S. While these scooters are convenient and fun, they unfortunate...
July 10, 2019
By MedStar Health Philanthropy
What comes to mind when you hear “philanthropy"?By definition, it is the Greek word for “love of humankind.”When you chose to express gratitude after an exceptional care experience, you serve as a dir...
July 01, 2019
Hear “summer” and “burns” in the same sentence and “sunburn” probably comes to mind. But that’s not the burn that I think of. Between spring and fall, the to...