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Jun 13, 2017

the-latest-advances-in-spine-surgerySpine surgery has traditionally been done as an open surgery. However, in recent years, there have been technological advances have allowed more back and neck conditions to be treated with minimally invasive surgical techniques.

The orthopaedic surgeons at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute have extensive training in the...

Jun 11, 2017

how-to-prevent-summer-burnsAccording to the NIH, in the United States, approximately 1.25 million people with burns present to the emergency department each year. People do not realize that summer fun carries with it an increased risk of many types of burns.

In this segment, Dr. Jeffrey Shupp, director of the Burn Center at MedStar Washington...

Jun 5, 2017

treatment-for-kidney-stonesKidney stones are solid deposits of minerals and acid salts that build up inside the kidneys. Kidney stones are relatively common, hospitalizing more than one million Americans each year. Approximately 10 percent of people in the United States will have a kidney stone at some point in their life.

In this segment,...