Living Well

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,…

5 signs it’s time to seek care for hemorrhoids.

by Nicole Chaumont, MD, FACS, Colon and Rectal Surgeon; Regional Vice Chair of Quality, Safety, and Outcomes at MedStar Health
March 19, 2021

Hemorrhoids seem to have a stigma to them, but the truth is, we all have them. It’s not uncommon for…

Benefits of showing gratitude to healthcare workers.

by Dr. Harjit K. Chahal, MD
March 05, 2021

Every year on March 30, we recognize the impact that physicians and caregivers have on our lives and our loved…

What you need to know about atrial fibrillation, or AFib.

by Sunjeet Sidhu, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist
February 24, 2021

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common type of arrhythmia, affecting more than 5 million people in the U.S….

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…