Enhanced recovery protocols reduce pain, downtime after breast reconstruction surgery.

by Rajiv Parikh, MD
October 22, 2021

Choosing whether to have breast reconstruction surgery—and whether to get implants or autologous reconstruction—is one of many decisions patients with…

6 tips to prepare your body and mind for women’s cancer treatment.

by John McBroom, M.D.
October 20, 2021

Any cancer diagnosis is jarring to the patient and family. With women’s cancers – such as ovarian, uterine, or cervical…

5 breakthrough breast cancer treatments.

by Christopher M. Gallagher, MD, Oncologist, Medical Director of Cancer Services, Washington Cancer Institute
October 15, 2021

From screening to treatment—and everything in between—breast cancer care is improving rapidly. And MedStar Health is at the forefront of…

Sleep routines: How to help kids get enough sleep for school.

by Dahlia Halim, MD, Pediatrician at MedStar Health
October 13, 2021

Sleep is essential for your child’s growth and development. When school-aged kids are rested, they are more likely to stay…

Contact sports, brain health, and concussions: Answers to parents’ top questions.

by Nicholas Streicher, MD, MPH
October 08, 2021

Policymakers, parents, and athletes are talking about the risks of concussions more than ever before—partly because of growing public awareness…

Time for a mammogram? How high-tech imaging protects women before and after breast cancer.

by Jennifer Son, MD
October 06, 2021

Starting at age 40—or sooner, based on your personal and family health history—mammography should become a central tool in your…