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Aug 20, 2016

what-is-palliative-carePalliative care services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center provide hospitalized patients with serious illnesses ongoing relief from symptoms and stress during and after treatment. Our interdisciplinary palliative care team members are experts in this specialized field of medicine—and deliver an important level of...


Aug 18, 2016

midlife-sex-myths-v-realityWhen it comes to sex after 40, one of the biggest misconceptions is that age will sour your sex life. But in reality, many women in midlife say the quality of sex is better than ever.

Listen in as Cheryl Iglesia, MD, discusses myth vs. reality about midlife sex.


Aug 16, 2016

cochlear-implantation-and-dementiaFor older adults, particularly those with dementia, hearing loss can increase isolation and damage their overall quality of life. Cochlear implants are an effective treatment for hearing loss, but the anesthesia used during the procedure may cause risks for this populations.

Listen in as Selena Heman-Ackah, MD,...


Aug 3, 2016

risks-of-long-term-use-of-acid-reducing-medicationsRoughly 20 percent of Americans suffer from frequent episodes of acid reflux.

Acid blockers are a great way to help ease the symptoms of heartburn. However some of the newer and stronger acid-reducing medicines appear to increase the risks of bone disease, fractures, and intestinal infections.

Listen in as Tim Koch,...