Health Innovation

Raising the bar: 4 patient-centric goals from our exceptional heart surgery team.

by Abeel A. Mangi, MD
July 14, 2021

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute has built a legacy of exceptional research, education, and patient care. Now, we are raising…

Modern sinus surgery: Chronic sinusitis and nasal polyp relief with less pain, shorter recovery.

by Andrew Y. Lee, MD
July 09, 2021

Every year, hundreds of patients visit our otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) providers to find relief from disruptive chronic sinusitis…

What it’s like to live with adult cystic fibrosis, and the future of CF care and research.

by Emil S. Oweis, MD, Ruby Steuart, Nurse Technician at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
June 02, 2021

If anybody knows the rules of social distancing, it’s patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Well before the pandemic, patients with…

When should I go to the emergency department?

by Kevin Scruggs, MD, Emergency Medicine Chair at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
April 14, 2021

When a serious unexpected illness or injury strikes, you may wonder whether you should seek treatment at the Emergency Department,…

Can I trust the COVID-19 vaccine?

by MedStar Health
April 07, 2021

If you are part of the Black or Brown community, you may have some concerns about the efficacy and effectiveness…

Top 7 things that increase your risk of melanoma and other skin cancers.

by Edward McCarron, MD, Surgical Oncologist at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
April 02, 2021

More people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer than any other form of cancer. Fortunately, most skin…