February 01, 2023
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited heart condition in the world, affecting approximately 1 in 500 people. It causes parts of the heart to thicken, which can make it more d...
May 27, 2021
By MedStar Team
May 26, 2021
It’s been about 15 months since the term “COVID-19” became part of our vocabularies and began wreaking havoc on “normal life” as we all once knew it. In more ways than can be counted, the pandemi...
May 13, 2021
As the command center for every system in the body, a healthy brain requires a lot of blood to stay functional; in fact, every minute, it makes use of ¼ of the blood pumped by the heart. A dimini...
April 23, 2021
By Kerry Strom, RD, LDN, Dietitian Educator at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
From fad diets to old wives’ tales about food, it’s easy to be misled into believing popular food myths. But just because a particular way of eating generates a certain result for one person, doe...
April 16, 2021
By David E. Stein, MD, Colorectal Surgeon and Regional Chief of Surgery in the Baltimore region at MedStar Health
You may be surprised to hear that everyone has hemorrhoids. In fact, I often introduce the topic to my medical students by walking around the room and pointing to unsuspecting individuals exclaim...
March 31, 2021
If you recently had a computed tomography (CT) scan that revealed a dark spot, or lung nodule, in your chest, you may be concerned about what that means. A lung nodule is a small mass of tissue that...