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Weighing In: 4 Tips to Help Teens Beat Obesity

by Joan Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, FAADE
September 19, 2018

It’s no exaggeration that there’s an obesity epidemic among U.S. teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that…

Everything You Need to Know About Migraines

by Jessica Ailani MD
September 12, 2018

Migraines are quite common, affecting 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men in the United States, according to…

4 Health Conditions That Running Can Treat or Prevent

by Dr. Matthew Daniel Sedgley, MD
September 05, 2018

Running is a great way to lose weight and de-stress. However, a benefit that is often overlooked is that running…

7 Tips to Avoid Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

by Dr. Kevin C. Reed, MD
August 29, 2018

We’ve experienced several heat waves on the East Coast this summer. It’s important that we stay cool in order to…

6 Tips to Reduce Dementia Risk

by Dr. Anne Encarnacion Constantino, MD
August 22, 2018

There’s an old expression that age doesn’t make you forgetful, it’s the amount of things you have to remember. But…

5 Tips to Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

by Dr. Lauren Williams, MD
August 15, 2018

It’s summertime—everyone is out and about and having fun. But with the extra time outside comes increased susceptibility to ticks….

When it Comes to Treating Migraines, Here’s What Really Works

by Jessica Ailani MD
August 08, 2018

For longtime migraine sufferers, you’ve probably tried every over-the-counter (OTC) medication to find something that works for you. The World…

3 Common Gardening Injuries and How to Prevent Them

by Susan Burke, OTR/L, CHT, regional director, Hand and Upper Extremity Program, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
July 31, 2018

For many of us, the time we spend gardening is enjoyable and even therapeutic. It’s important to remember, in addition…

4 Most Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

by Josh Billings, PT, MPT, regional director, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
July 23, 2018

Research shows that running is a great way to reduce stress, stay in shape, and lose weight. But, as many…

4 Health Tips for Traveling with Type 2 Diabetes

by Laura Want, RN, CDE, CCRC, BC-ADM, research nurse coordinator, MedStar Health Research Institute
July 16, 2018

Traveling can be a nice way to unwind and explore new places. It also can present challenges–such as, maintaining your…

Order up! 6 Tips for Eating Out With Type 2 Diabetes

by Laura Want, RN, CDE, CCRC, BC-ADM, research nurse coordinator, MedStar Health Research Institute
June 28, 2018

Eating out can be a daunting task if you have type 2 diabetes. Portions at restaurants typically are way too…

Nutrition Questions? It’s Time to Get Personal!

by Haley Kreft, RD, LDN, registered dietitian, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
June 11, 2018

What we eat affects all the systems of the body, from how we look and feel to how well our…

3 Tactics to Battle Food ‘Portion Distortion’

by Haley Kreft, RD, LDN, registered dietitian, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
June 11, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity affects more than one-third of adults and one in…

What’s for Dinner? Meal Planning Made Easy

by Haley Kreft, RD, LDN, registered dietitian, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
June 06, 2018

Many of us are so busy that we don’t think about what to make for meals until it’s crunch time….

The Raw Truth About Cross-Contamination: 4 Food Safety Tips

by Haley Kreft, RD, LDN, registered dietitian, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
June 04, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that about 48 million people—roughly 1 in 6 Americans—get sick each year from…

Running to Lose Weight: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

by Dr. Ankit B. Shah, MD, MPH, FACC, director, MedStar Sports & Performance Cardiology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 16, 2018

So you want to lose weight. But what if your method for shedding the pounds could also lower your risk…