Medical Intel

Medical Intel

MedStar Washington Hospital Center doctors give you the inside story on advances in medicine and share health and wellness insights.

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September 17, 2019 6 min

Acne is common in teenagers, but it can become a more persistent problem for adults. Dermatologist Dr. Sanna Ronkainen discusses how we treat adult acne and ways to protect your skin.

 

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For many women, breast reconstruction is an important part of the healing process after breast cancer surgery. Plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Fan discusses the three reconstruction methods we use and why treatment often depends on patients’ unique expectations, goals, and needs. 

 

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About 800,000 Americans have a heart attack each year—and younger women account for nearly one-third of them, according to a recent study. Dr. Patrick Bering discusses what’s causing this rise in heart attacks.

 

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Some of the most unexpected injuries in medicine are due to orthopaedic trauma, which involves problems related to bones, joints, and soft tissues. Discover what some of the most common orthopaedic trauma injuries are and how we treat them.

 

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which blood clots form in the deep veins, affects as many as 900,000 Americans each year and can cause symptoms such as pain while walking and a burning sensation in the legs. Learn who’s most at risk of developing DVT and common treatment options. 

 

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BPH, or an enlarged prostate, affects about 50 percent of men between the ages of 50 and 60, causing symptoms ranging from frequent urination to a weak urine stream. Dr. Daniel Marchalik discusses GreenLight laser surgery, a minimally invasive treatment for BPH.

 

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Skin cancer, which often appears as brown or red spots, is the most common type of cancer in America. Dr. Sanna Ronkainen discusses the best ways to prevent it, as well as how we treat it.

 

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One of the main concerns for surgical patients is how much pain they will experience after their procedure.  Dr. Kenneth Fan discusses the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol, which not only reduces pain after surgery, but also decreases the use of opioids. 

 

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Tree nuts are filled with high-quality nutrients, such as vitamin E, fiber, and phytochemicals. Dr. Patrick Bering discusses how tree nuts can decrease heart disease risk, particularly in people who have diabetes.

 

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July 16, 2019 7 min

Riding an electric scooter is fun and convenient. But it’s important to be careful, as accidents can result in serious injuries, such as fractures to the lower and upper extremities. Dr. Robert Golden discusses how we treat these injuries, as well as tips for riding safely.

 

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Blood clots, prior abdominal trauma, or abdominal surgeries can lead to scarring in the iliac veins. Dr. Steven Abramowitz discusses how endovascular iliocaval reconstruction can restore healthy blood flow.

 

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Each year, more than 500,000 people visit an emergency room because of a kidney stone, which can cause severe kidney pain and blood in the urine. Dr. Daniel Marchalik discusses outpatient tubeless mini PCNL, a minimally invasive procedure for large kidney stones.

 

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Obesity is the number one cause of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. However, new research shows that bariatric surgery can reduce heart attack and stroke risk in patients with obesity and diabetes by 40 percent within five years.

 

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Treating cancer on the head or neck can seem intimidating, as people fear surgery could leave unwanted scars around their face. However, with the techniques we use today, people often end up cancer-free with very few changes to their appearance.

 

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The adrenal glands respond to signals from the nervous system and produce hormones that regulate many of the body’s normal responses. Dr. Erin Felger discusses what happens when a tumor develops on the adrenal glands and how we treat it.

 

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Caregivers can spot dementia in numerous ways, ranging from a loved one forgetting about their favorite television program to suddenly not remembering to pay their bills on time. Learn who Dr. Cesar Torres says is most at risk of dementia and how to manage it.

 

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Undergoing bariatric surgery can be the beginning of a longer, healthier and happier life for many patients. In some cases, however, surgery doesn’t deliver optimal results, and a second procedure is needed. Dr. Timothy Shope discusses the benefits of revisional bariatric surgery.

 

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) has come a long way since it was introduced in the U.S. in 2007, as doctors’ experience and technological advancements have improved. But the medical community still has work to do. Dr. Toby Rogers discusses the current and future state of TAVR.

 

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Skin cancer is common in the head and neck area because of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Dr. Jonathan Giurintano discusses the most common types of skin cancers and how we treat them.

 

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Symptoms of bunions include pain, restricted movement of the big toe, swelling and redness.  Dr. Ali Rahnama discusses what causes bunions and how we treat them.

 

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