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...
May 18, 2017
About 48 million Americans, or approximately 20 percent of the population, have some degree of hearing loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hearing loss is now the third-...
May 17, 2017
“Steroids.” For many people, even the word is enough to make them recoil. They’ve heard stories from friends and family members about the side effects and want to avoid them if possible. This is somet...
May 12, 2017
If you think you’re too young to have a stroke, think again. A study published in April 2017 showed that the rate of stroke among young people has risen dramatically in the past 15 years. ...
May 11, 2017
An April 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 1 in 10 pregnant women in the U.S. who contracted Zika virus in 2016 had a fetus or baby with Zika-related bir...
May 09, 2017
By MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Team
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.While heart attacks and strokes get much of the attention when it comes to heart-related conditions, there is a...
May 08, 2017
It’s difficult to pin down the exact number of people who travel abroad to access medical services, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that thousands of U.S. residents ...