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...
November 21, 2017
You’re out to lunch with a group of friends when you feel that urge again—you have to go to the bathroom right now. It doesn’t matter that you just went a half-hour ago. You can’t hold it. You excuse ...
November 17, 2017
Despite recent progress in lung cancer research, the survival rate for lung cancer patients remains poor. Only about 18 percent of patients survive five years after being diagnosed with lung cancer. T...
November 09, 2017
Most people are unfamiliar with the term “palliative care” and often confuse it with hospice. Palliative care and hospice services work with people who are dying. However, palliative care can be provi...
November 02, 2017
An old saying goes, "The eyes are the window to the soul." Though my work as an oculoplastic surgeon (a doctor who specializes in surgery on structures around the eyes) doesn't qualify me to make that...
October 31, 2017
By MedStar Health Research Institute
A MedStar study comparing the load-to-failure and stiffness associated with differing surgical techniques in the repair of elbow fractures was published in The Journal of Hand Surgery. In “Fixation of...
October 24, 2017
More than 16 million — or nearly 7 percent — of American adults experience at least one major depressive episode in a given year. And numerous studies have shown that the rates of depression among hos...