Health Innovation

COVID-19 vaccine: Answers to frequently asked questions. (Part two)

by Glenn Wortmann, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention at the MedStar Institute of Quality and Safety
January 29, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available across the nation, you may have some questions about whether or not you should…

Treating hemorrhoids: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

by David E. Stein, MD, Colorectal Surgeon and Regional Chief of Surgery in the Baltimore region at MedStar Health
October 23, 2020

You may be surprised to hear that everyone has hemorrhoids. In fact, I often introduce the topic to my medical…

Why you shouldn’t delay a lung cancer screening.

by Clara Yoder, BSN, RN, CCRN
October 21, 2020

Some people may delay a lung cancer screening or other routine screenings out of fear of diagnosis. But the truth…

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…

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…