Health Innovation

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…

“I’m vaccinated. Now what?”

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

After a long year of adjusting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s exciting to think about what it could…

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…