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...
April 09, 2019
Getting circumcised often is associated with baby boys. However, many people are surprised to learn that adults can request the procedure. In fact, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, we perform s...
April 08, 2019
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Connections is managed and published by Communications & Public Affairs for the Medical & Dental Staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dow...
April 05, 2019
Having a healthy heart is pivotal, as heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. This is especially important once you get into your 30s, as heart disease risk increases with age.As a pri...
April 04, 2019
Imagine this scenario: You come to the hospital with a complex neurological condition, and your surgeon uses a device or instrument you’ve never seen before—a tool that is perfectly designed to approa...
April 02, 2019
Patients often turn to corrective jaw surgery to correct irregularities in their jaw and teeth to improve chewing, speaking, and appearance. However, an additional condition that many people don’t rea...
March 28, 2019
Drinking diet soda might seem like a good idea, as it contains zero calories. However, drinking two or more artificially sweetened drinks a day could significantly increase the risk of heart disease, ...