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Medical Intel from MedStar Washington Hospital Center


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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Exercise Can Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Getting active to stay healthyStudies cited by the National Cancer Institute have found adults who increase their physical activity can reduce their Read More »

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Bunions be Gone!

Bunions—those unsightly bony protrusions that can develop over the first metatarsal bone or big toe joint—remain a bit of a mystery. Aside Read More »

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GERD Long-term Treatment Risks

By Timothy Koch, MD

Many people have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and have a prescribed treatment plan. But, what are the risk of long-term PPI usage?

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Safe Solution to Hearing Loss for People with Dementia

Many dementia patients also have undiagnosed hearing loss, further reducing their quality of life. But cochlear implants may help slow their decline.

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Testing Options for High-Risk Pregnancies

Dr. Rachael Overcash has a unique way of explaining these tests to her patients.

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Walk with a Doc

Walk with a Doc: Take Steps to a Healthier You

Walk your way to better health and get answers to your health questions during MedStar Washington Hospital Center's next Walk with a Doc event.

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Creating a More Complete Picture of Melanoma: Dermatopathology

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer and has a high likelihood of spreading, making it imperative to receive an accurate and timely diagnosis.

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Gestational Diabetes

 It is estimated that up to 10 percent of women with gestational diabetes are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes soon after delivery. Over Read More »

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New Vein Treatment Option

There is a new treatment option for those who suffer from vein problems: the VenaSeal™ Closure System.How it works:A small amount of a Read More »

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