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Warmer months bring outdoor events, including cookouts, campfires, and fireworks displays, but they also bring the risk of burns. Robert Shesser, MD, MPH, chair and professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences,…

Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PHD, MPHS, talks about the exciting highlights of the Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis virtual conference on December 11.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the pandemic, and even the slow process of a return to normal, has had significant consequences for our mental health. Recently, U.S. surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, sounded the alarm on the growing epidemic of loneliness and isolation in the…

George Washington University (GW) is excited to share that it launched its chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) on the 26th of April, 2023. The NAI is an esteemed organization that honors academic inventors and acknowledges the impact of their groundbreaking…

Days ahead of the start of World Immunization Week, April 23–29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Wednesday that adults 65 and older and those with weakened immune systems receive another dose of the reformulated COVID-19 booster. It’s a timely reminder that vaccines…

Mohamad Koubeissi, MD, MA, FAAN, FANA, FAES, professor of neurology, has been selected to serve as interim chair of the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine. Koubeissi currently serves as the Director of the Epilepsy Center at the George Washington…

Seeing a primary care physician (PCP) is about more than just an annual exam or treatment for the occasional bout of sickness. Rona Smith, MD, a board-certified internal medicine physician with the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, explains the ins-and-outs of primary care…

Dry eyes are a common condition, especially when people spend too much time in front of screens. Maya Bitar, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, walks us through what causes dry eye and what you can do to mitigate symptoms.…

January is peak resolution season — whether it’s a plan to get organized at work or home, volunteer in the community, or read more — the new year is the perfect opportunity to make a fresh start. After weeks of parties and lavish meals over the holiday season, perhaps the most common resolution…

I’m one of those people who love spending a day engaged in some kind of outdoor physical activity, even when it’s cold and windy. I’m extremely cognizant of applying sunscreen and try to take care of my (aging) body and muscles as much as possible. But inevitably, I always suffer from a few…