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Should men get a PSA test to screen for prostate cancer, and when?

By Ross Krasnow, MD, MPH

Health organizations’ guidelines about PSA screening for prostate cancer can be confusing. Dr. Ross Krasnow discusses how he advises men about the test.

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Literature’s lessons for medical students

By Daniel Marchalik, MD

Well-rounded doctors study more than just medical texts. Learn how medical students can be better doctors by studying works of fiction.

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Celebrated Physician: Brooke M. Wolvin, MD

By MedStar Washington Hospital Center Team

Dr. Wolvin, an attending physician for MedStar Medical Group Radiology, serves as assistant director of Breast MRI at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Media Statement in Response to the recent USA Today article

The portrayal of our hospital in the recent USA Today article was riddled with inaccuracies and unfounded conclusions. Our patients were never Read More »

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Is it a cold, sinus infection or allergies? How to tell the difference

By Norman Alan Lester, MD

Colds, sinus infections and allergies have several symptoms in common. Learn the differences and the best treatments for each.

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Why epilepsy risk increases after age 60

By Marc F. Schlosberg, MD

Epilepsy risk increases after age 60. Recognize symptoms of a seizure and know when to seek help for yourself or a loved one.

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Common UTI symptoms and tips to prevent them

By Andrew I. Sokol, MD

Learn the facts surrounding urinary tract infections in women, including symptoms to watch for and common myths about treatment.

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Celebrated Physician: Lee Ann Richter, MD

By MedStar Washington Hospital Center Team

Dr. Richter is one of the few urologists in the nation with obstetrics and gynecology-based training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

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5 ways to help a parent with heart disease

By Allen J. Taylor, MD

Adult children are increasingly becoming involved in parents’ health care. Dr. Allen Taylor offers tips for how to support and assist in mom and dad’s care.

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Is endovascular surgery right for you?

By Edward Y. Woo, MD

Endovascular surgery involves minimally invasive procedures to treat vascular conditions. Learn about when and why we recommend these techniques.

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