Topics of Interest

Five Questions to Ask When Comparing Health Insurance Plans

By Kristi Caracappa

Navigating the complexities of health insurance can be overwhelming. When evaluating plans, here are a few things one should ask.

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Should I Go to Urgent Care or the Emergency Room?

By Dr. Kadeer Halimi

While they each fill a specific health care need, there’s enough overlap that deciding where to go to get the care you require is anything ...

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6 Steps to Getting the Care You Need

By Leslie Michelson

As complex as the American health care system is, finding the No-Mistake Zone can involve a lot of independent research and legwork on the patient’s ...

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Improving Quality of Life at the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research

By John T. Dearborn, MD
and Alexander Sah, MD

At Washington Hospital’s Institute for Joint Restoration and Research, joint replacement is both an artform and a science.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Total Knee Replacement

By Alexander Sah, MD

Before you decide to undergo surgery, here are some frequently asked questions about knee replacement surgery.

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What You Should Ask Your Hip Replacement Surgeon

By John T. Dearborn, MD

Since it is an elective procedure, patients considering hip replacement have the opportunity to do their homework, to find the surgeon and program offering the ...

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Improving Outcomes with Neuro Interventional Radiology

By Jeffrey Thomas, MD, FAANS, FACS
and Jack C. Rose, MD

Regional stroke centers, like ours at Washington Hospital, and life-saving treatment, like minimally invasive neuro interventional radiology procedures, are helping make stroke events more survivable ...

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The Best Stroke Treatment is Prevention

By Jeffrey Thomas, MD, FAANS, FACS

With the serious, long-lasting effects that stroke presents, knowing the causes, risk factors, and how to decrease risk can be a matter of life and ...

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Think You’re Having a Stroke? Call 911

By Prabhjot Singh Khalsa, MD

Each minute that passes before receiving help increases the amount of permanent damage done to the brain. That’s why knowing the warning signs of stroke ...

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