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 13, 2017
“Why do I have to drive into the middle of D.C. to a burn center? There’s a hospital right by me.” We hear this question all the time. I answer that burns are wounds, but wounds aren’t burns. Burn in...
April 11, 2017
Bariatric surgery has been available in the U.S. for more than 50 years, and surgeons are doing more every year. In fact, our team performed 336 of these procedures in 2016, compared with 257 in 2013....
April 06, 2017
Physical activity is vital for overall health, including for a healthy spine. Most people can avoid chronic back or neck pain by maintaining an active lifestyle and making a few simple posture changes...
April 03, 2017
Washington, D.C., is a city full of runners. You can see it in the number of 5Ks, half marathons and other running events that the area plays host to every year. And you can see it in the number of pe...
March 31, 2017
By MedStar Health Research Institute
Tetsuya Kawakita, MD, and Elizabeth Coviello, DO, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, have collaborated on a study of the effect of type 1 diabetes ...
March 30, 2017
At least once a month, a patient asks if I’ve read Dave Barry’s column about getting a colonoscopy. The humor writer discusses how fear kept him from getting the procedure until he was 60 – a decade a...