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...
March 15, 2018
Every patient who’s being treated for cancer should talk to their oncologist about the risk of heart-related complications. We’ve learned a lot in recent years about which cancer tre...
March 12, 2018
My friend was in her mid-50s and, like me, she worked in health care. She was a busy mom and was very involved in church. My friend was diagnosed with colorectal cancer just five months before s...
March 06, 2018
For many years, the number of people who were dying of strokes in the United States had been decreasing steadily. But as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted in its September 201...
March 01, 2018
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and it’s preventable. While symptoms of heart disease often don’t begin to appear until our 50s and 60s, plaque buil...
February 28, 2018
By Brendan Furlong, MD, Chief of Service, Emergency Department, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital During cold winter weather, the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Emergency Department see...
February 26, 2018
Many heart failure patients rely on left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), which are amazing medical implants that pump blood throughout the body. LVADs can mean the difference between life an...