Health Innovation

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…

“I’m vaccinated. Now what?”

by Calvin Thomas Williams, Jr., MD/PhD, Chief of Infectious Diseases at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
March 26, 2021

Note: This article was updated on April 28, 2021. After a long year of adjusting to life during the COVID-19…

Why it’s important to get a mammogram, and what to expect when you do.

by Linda C. Wieczynski, MS, RN, Clinical Coordinator, MedStar Health Cancer Network
February 12, 2021

Nearly one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and it’s the second leading…

What you need to know about finding a living kidney donor.

by Dr. Beje Thomas, Internal Medicine and Nephrology
February 10, 2021

There are currently over 100,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant. And, unfortunately, many of those people could be waiting…