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Thyroid Cancer Treatment Options

9/18/2018
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Successful treatment of advanced thyroid cancer often involves a combination of therapies. Dr. Sarika Rao discusses how we determine patient care plans. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr. Sarika Rao, an oncologic endocrinologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Today...

Duration:00:13:25

The Link Between Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder

9/13/2018
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Can talcum powder cause ovarian cancer? Dr. Louis Dainty discusses why he recommends women not use the product on their genital area. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr. Louis Dainty, Regional Director of Gynecologic Oncology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Welcome, Dr....

Duration:00:11:07

How Bystanders Can Stop Severe Bleeding After Traumatic Injury

9/11/2018
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An adult can bleed to death in less than five minutes from a severe wound. Bystander intervention is critical to survival, but many people are afraid to help in the moment. On this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Jack Sava discusses the Stop the Bleed campaign, a national movement to teach people simple steps to save lives. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the...

Duration:00:12:55

PSA Testing to Screen for Prostate Cancer

9/6/2018
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Health organizations’ guidelines about PSA screening for prostate cancer can be confusing. Dr. Ross Krasnow discusses how he advises men about the test. TRANSCRIPT Introduction: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel, where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights, and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Welcome, everybody, and thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr. Ross Krasnow. He is a urologic oncologist at MedStar...

Duration:00:17:52

The Effectiveness of Digital Rectal Exams for Prostate Cancer

9/4/2018
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Digital rectal exams for prostate cancer can be a little uncomfortable, but they’re vital for early cancer detection as part of regular screening. Dr. Ross Krasnow explains why a digital rectal exam is important and what to expect. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr. Ross...

Duration:00:08:59

How Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy Has Changed Diabetic Foot Care

8/30/2018
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Serious diabetic foot sores used to require major surgery, including amputation. Dr. Tammer Elmarsafi discusses how vacuum-assisted wound closure devices can help diabetes patients heal faster and avoid amputation. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr. Tammer Elmarsafi, a...

Duration:00:18:20

Outpatient Joint Replacement: Healthier, Faster and More Effective

8/28/2018
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Researchers expect a 77 percent growth in joint replacements over the next decade as increasingly younger patients have the procedure. Dr. Savyasachi Thakkar discusses the benefits of outpatient joint replacement, which allows patients go home within 24 hours of surgery. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thank you for...

Duration:00:14:22

Mechanical Thrombectomy: Revolutionizing Stroke Care

8/23/2018
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Lost time = lost brain function when it comes to patients who have had a stroke. Dr. Rocco Armonda discusses mechanical thrombectomy, a minimally invasive procedure that can provide lifesaving treatment for strokes caused by large blood clots. TRANSCRIPT Introduction: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel, where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Today, we’re talking about mechanical...

Duration:00:13:44

How We Treat Salivary Gland Disorders

8/21/2018
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No one knows why stones and tumors sometimes form in salivary glands. Most are not cancerous, but if they aren’t treated promptly, they can be big trouble. Dr. Matthew Pierce discusses the risk factors and how advances in technology make treatment easier than ever. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thank you for joining us...

Duration:00:11:32

What We Eat Affects Colorectal Cancer Risk

8/16/2018
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Everyday choices affect our colorectal cancer risk – even what we eat and drink. Dr. Brian Bello discusses how eating a high-fiber diet and cutting down on certain beverages can help reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thank you for joining us today. We’re talking with Dr....

Duration:00:06:08

How a Gastroenterologist Can Help Relieve Heartburn

8/14/2018
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Long-term use of over-the-counter heartburn medications can mask symptoms of other more serious conditions. Dr. Mitesh Patel discusses why it’s vital to get specialized help for chronic heartburn. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We are talking to Dr. Mitesh Patel, a gastroenterologist and...

Duration:00:11:49

Overactive Bladder: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

8/9/2018
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An overactive bladder isn’t just part of getting older. Dr. Andrew Sokol, a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeon, discusses the symptoms and causes of overactive bladder, as well as what we can do to treat it. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel, where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights, and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. In today’s episode, we talk to Dr. Andrew Sokol, a female pelvic medicine...

Duration:00:10:21

Treatment Options for Chronic Pelvic Pain

8/7/2018
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Chronic pelvic pain can cost women productive time at work and lost opportunities with family and friends. Dr. Vadim Morozov discusses which populations are most at risk for chronic pelvic pain and the personalized treatment options that are available. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re...

Duration:00:10:15

Are Health and Fitness Apps the Future of Heart Care?

8/2/2018
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Many people use health and fitness apps to set exercise and dietary goals, but these apps can also help diagnose and manage heart conditions. Dr. Allen Taylor, Chief of Cardiology at the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, discusses the evolving role of health and fitness apps in heart care. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in...

Duration:00:10:08

Diagnosis and Treatment of Paraesophageal Hernias

7/31/2018
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A paraesophageal hernia can have symptoms as simple as acid reflux or feeling bloated after a small meal—or no signs at all. Dr. John Lazar, Director of Thoracic Robotics, discusses how we diagnose and treat paraesophageal hernias. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re speaking with Dr. John...

Duration:00:09:50

Internal Bracing Transforms ACL Repair

7/26/2018
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A new procedure can lead to quicker, more effective recovery after ACL repair. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Evan Argintar explains how internal bracing works and who can benefit from the procedure. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. In today’s episode, we talk to Dr. Evan Argintar, assistant director of sports medicine at MedStar...

Duration:00:12:10

The Benefits of Partial Knee Replacements

7/24/2018
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Partial knee replacements can provide relief from arthritis pain without the long recovery of a total knee replacement. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Evan Argintar explains the benefits and who might qualify for the procedure. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking to Dr. Evan Argintar an...

Duration:00:09:42

Uterine Fibroid Embolization as an Alternative to Hysterectomy

7/19/2018
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Uterine fibroids affect millions of U.S. women. Dr. Saher Sabri, Director of Interventional Radiology, discusses uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive procedure that can relieve painful symptoms without removing a woman’s uterus. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking...

Duration:00:14:43

How Common Pituitary Tumors Can Have Huge Health Effects

7/17/2018
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Pituitary tumors are more common than many people realize, with up to 17 percent of people at risk for developing one in their lifetimes. Dr. Susmeeta T. Sharma, Director of Pituitary Endocrinology, discusses how our team of experts recognizes and treats pituitary tumors. TRANSCRIPT Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where our healthcare team shares health and wellness insights and gives you the inside story on advances in medicine. Host: Thank you for...

Duration:00:16:37

Common UTI Symptoms and Tips to Prevent Them

7/6/2018
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Learn the facts surrounding urinary tract infections in women, including symptoms to watch for and common myths about treatment.

Duration:00:16:38