Living Well

Why you shouldn’t delay cancer screenings.

by MedStar Health
May 06, 2021

In 2020, cancer diagnoses plummeted by 50%, as many people delayed routine physicals and cancer screenings that have been proven…

7 popular food myths: The truth you should know.

by Kerry Strom, RD, LDN, Dietitian Educator at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Skye Jones, CRNP, MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus
April 23, 2021

From fad diets to old wives’ tales about food, it’s easy to be misled into believing popular food myths. But…

How to treat 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
April 16, 2021

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

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,…

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…

Should I be worried about a lung nodule?

by Lisa Bearman, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, Nurse Practitioner for Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonary, MedStar Health Cancer Network
March 31, 2021

If you recently had a computed tomography (CT) scan that revealed a dark spot, or lung nodule, in your chest,…