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Is it Hemorrhoids or Something Else?

12/13/2018
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Dr. Mitesh Patel discusses what hemorrhoids are and when symptoms such as blood during a bowel movement could be signs of a more serious condition. 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. Mitesh Patel, a gastroenterologist and Director of Pancreatobiliary Services at MedStar...

Duration:00:11:53

When to See a Doctor for Diarrhea

12/11/2018
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Diarrhea can be a hassle when you’re at work, traveling, or doing everyday activities. Dr. Nidhi Malhotra discusses tips to manage diarrhea at home and when to see a doctor. 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. Dr. Nidhi Malhotra: Thank you for having me. Host: Most of us have experienced diarrhea at some point in our lives, but...

Duration:00:09:51

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

12/6/2018
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, has skyrocketed over the past 35 years. Dr. Matthew Schreiber discusses what it means for D.C., and how you can be as healthy as possible if you have the disease. 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. Matthew Schreiber, associate...

Duration:00:18:04

Symptoms of ICU Delirium

12/5/2018
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ICU delirium is a state of agitation or confusion that can affect as many as 80 percent of patients who are admitted to the intensive care unit. Dr. Matthew Schreiber explains this condition and how we reduce the risk for our patients. 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....

Duration:00:20:17

Celiac Disease

11/29/2018
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Doctors know that celiac disease is a real medical condition, but too many people treat it like a trendy diet choice. Dr. Z. Jennifer Lee discusses the dangers of gluten exposure in patients with celiac disease. 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. Jennifer Lee, a...

Duration:00:14:18

Functional and Nonfunctional Pituitary Tumors

11/27/2018
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Some pituitary tumors need immediate treatment, while others may benefit from a wait-and-see approach. Dr. Susmeeta Sharma discusses the different types of pituitary tumors and how we care for them. 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. Susmeeta T. Sharma, director of...

Duration:00:17:38

How Diabetes Patients Can Avoid Amputation

11/23/2018
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One of the major goals of our Limb Salvage and Wound Care program is to avoid amputation when we can. Dr. Tammer Elmarsafi discusses how diabetic patients can reduce their risk for amputation, as well as who might actually 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. Host: Thanks for joining us today. We’re...

Duration:00:13:59

3 Groups at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

11/20/2018
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Lifestyle modifications are key to treating hypertension, especially for people at high risk. Dr. Valeriani Bead discusses who is at risk and which treatments are most effective. 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. Valeriani Bead, a board-certified cardiologist at the...

Duration:00:14:11

Robotic Surgery for Hernias

11/16/2018
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Robotic surgery is one of the most effective, least invasive hernia surgery techniques. Dr. Alexandra Zubowicz discusses the benefits of robotic surgery and other hernia surgery options. 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. Alexandra Zubowicz, a bariatric surgeon at MedStar...

Duration:00:09:18

Attack Joint Replacement Surgery Pain Before It Starts

11/13/2018
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Hip and knee replacements have played an important part in the treatment of arthritis and other painful joint conditions for decades. However, recovery from surgery and subsequent inflammation can be painful. Many patients had to rely on opioid medications, which can lead to stomach problems and sometimes addiction. Fortunately, today’s patients have another effective, safe option: multimodal pain control techniques. Dr. Savyasachi Thakkar discusses how multimodal pain control lets us...

Duration:00:11:03

Trauma as a Disease

11/8/2018
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The effects of traumatic injury can linger long after initial recovery. Dr. Jack Sava explains why trauma is a disease and should be treated as such. 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. Jack Sava, chief of trauma at Medstar Washington Hospital Center about visualizing trauma as a disease in...

Duration:00:13:09

Control High Blood Pressure to Reduce Stroke Risk

11/6/2018
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Many people associate high blood pressure with heart disease. However, it’s also a major risk factor for strokes that are caused by blood clots. Dr. Richard T. Benson discusses how to lower blood pressure and the most advanced treatment for clot-related strokes. 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....

Duration:00:19:33

Treating Bladder Cancer

11/1/2018
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Bladder cancer is the 4th-most common cancer among men, but when detected early, it can be managed and often cured. Dr. Lambros Stamatakis discusses how we find and treat this disease, and what we do if it comes back. 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. Lambros Stamatakis, Director of Urologic...

Duration:00:14:21

How Oncoplastic Surgery Gives Women More Natural Breasts After Cancer

10/30/2018
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Surgery is the gold-standard breast cancer treatment, but some techniques leave women flat-chested or with lopsided breasts. Dr. Patricia Wehner discusses how many women can benefit from oncoplastic surgery, which offers a more natural breast shape so women can look and feel more confident after 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...

Duration:00:12:50

Can A Heart Valve Be Repaired Without Surgery?

10/25/2018
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Chest pain, shortness of breath and swollen feet are just some of the symptoms of heart valve disease. Dr. Vinod Thourani discusses how we diagnose and treat malfunctioning heart valves. 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. Vinod Thourani, Chairman of Cardiac Surgery at...

Duration:00:13:53

4 Ways Women Can Reduce Their Breast Cancer Risk

10/23/2018
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Breast cancer is one of the most daunting diseases in women’s health, as it affects about one in eight U.S. women at some point during their lives. Dr. Ami Chitalia discusses four lifestyle changes women can make to reduce their risk of developing breast 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: Thanks for joining us today....

Duration:00:06:24

HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer

10/19/2018
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., and this virus is behind a surge in head and neck cancers among young people. Dr. Matthew Pierce discusses who is at risk, warning signs and how we treat these cancers. 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....

Duration:00:10:30

How The Flu Can Increase Heart Attack Risk

10/16/2018
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Typical symptoms of the flu, which affects up to 20 percent of Americans annually, can take a toll on one’s health in their own right. However, there’s an even more serious concern to consider. Dr. Allen J. Taylor explains how the flu can increase heart attack risk. 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...

Duration:00:07:53

How Surgery Can Improve the Lives of Patients with Lymphedema

10/11/2018
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Lymphedema can cause painful, uncomfortable arm swelling for people who have been treated for breast cancer. Dr. David Song discusses how we can reduce or eliminate these symptoms with advanced 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. In today’s episode, we talk to Dr. David Song, Regional Chief for MedStar Plastic Surgery and a...

Duration:00:06:54

DCIS Breast Cancer

10/9/2018
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DCIS is sometimes called “stage zero breast cancer.” It’s contained to the milk ducts, and the primary concern is whether it comes back after treatment. Dr. Patricia Wehner discusses how we diagnose and treat this disease. 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. Patricia...

Duration:00:17:36