Living Well

Four Tips to Help You Feel Thankful—Beyond the Holidays

by Leah Murray, Director, Grateful Patient Program
December 07, 2018

The holiday season is a time in which we often share the things we are thankful for with our families…

Where Should Blood Sugar Control Really Be for Type 2 Diabetes?

by Michelle Magee, MD, Director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute
November 14, 2018

Hemoglobin A1C (A1C) is a way of looking at the average blood sugar levels over the preceding two to three…

How to Spot ADHD Symptoms in Teens, and When to Seek Help

by Gillian Louise Adams, MD
November 07, 2018

Hormonal changes and the social and academic demands are constant pressures for teens. However, kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can…

Cold or Flu: What’s the Difference?

by MedStar Health
October 26, 2018

As the weather gets colder, the odds of picking up a respiratory illness like a cold or the flu increase….

Important Tips for Safely Using Opioids and Other Pain Medicines

by Bonnie Levin, PharmD, MBA, FASHP
October 17, 2018

Conventional pain medications may not take away all of your pain. If you’ve suffered a severe injury or had a…

How to Spot Depression and Anxiety in Teens

by Gillian Louise Adams, MD
October 10, 2018

Teens today seem to experience depression and anxiety more than ever before. While social pressure to make friends and get…