Why it’s critical to get a flu shot during the pandemic.

by Dr. Howard Bassel, Urgent Care and Family Medicine Physician, MedStar Health, Dr. Richard Kennedy, Internal Medicine Physician, MedStar Health
October 14, 2020

While COVID-19 and the flu have similar symptoms, there is one distinct difference—we have an effective vaccine to lower your…

Eating mindfully for better health.

by Jessica DeCostole, RD, LDN
September 25, 2020

If you have found yourself mindlessly finishing off a big bag of chips or a quart of ice cream during…

How colonoscopies can prevent colon cancer.

by Michael Sickler, Program Manager, Colon Cancer Screening Program
September 23, 2020

Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in men and women in the United States, according…

Managing medications: tips to help achieve the best outcomes.

by Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA
September 18, 2020

Medications play a key role in helping many individuals, especially older adults, maintain their quality of life. However, for some,…

Stretches and exercises to ease shoulder pain at home.

by John A. Kuri II, MD, Orthopedic surgeon at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
September 16, 2020

We use our shoulders to do just about everything, from pushing and pulling to lifting and carrying. That’s why it’s…