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Nov 20, 2016

prevention-and-treatment-of-common-sports-injuriesDr. Evan Argintar, an Orthopaedic Surgeon at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, dives in to the most common injuries associated with exercise and athletics. From acute to chronic injuries, he provides recommendations for nonsurgical therapies and advice on when it's time to consider a surgical approach.


Nov 8, 2016

neck-and-back-pain-basics-what-you-need-to-knowLower back and neck pain are among the most common reasons that people seek medical care. These issues greatly affect their ability to work and manage daily activities of life. The latest Global Burden of Disease study reveals that back pain has the second highest number of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) in the...


Nov 7, 2016

new-device-reduces-risk-of-stroke-in-a-fib-patientsIn general, the most dreaded complication associated with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is the occurrence of stroke. The first line of defense is usually a blood thinner–an oral medication taken to reduce the risk. But for some patients, these are not a safe solution. In these cases, a new implantable device called...


Oct 18, 2016

when-should-you-start-considering-surgery-to-treat-bunionsBunions can range from mildly unattractive to a major source of pain. When you notice that bump in the area around the base of your big toe, questions start to pile up.

What caused this? Which shoes best minimize the pain? At what point should I consider surgery?

Katherine Raspovic, DPM, a podiatric surgeon at...


Oct 16, 2016

transradial-catheterization-when-why-and-for-whom-it-is-a-good-optionMost young cardiologists are now being trained to perform cardiac catheterizations transradially– or through the wrist. Traditionally, this procedure, which is used to diagnose or treat arterial disease, involved inserting a catheter in the groin.

The transradial approach provides a much more comfortable...