June 1, 2023
Frequent interruptions to sleep and daytime sleepiness may be indicative of sleep apnea and warrant a consultation with a sleep expert.
May 9, 2023
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 United…
May 5, 2023
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 discoveries on society,…
May 3, 2023
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers, but it’s also the most preventable. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to brush up on skin cancer basics as well as dive into deeper and less common information.
GW MFA Primary Care Physician Michael G. Knight, MD, Discusses Vaccinations ahead of World Immunization Awareness Week
April 19, 2023
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…
GW MFA Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center Experts Discuss the Impact of Climate Change on Springtime Allergies
April 3, 2023
In Washington, D.C., spring brings rain showers, cherry blossoms, and allergies. Itchy and watery eyes, stuffy and runny noses, and sneezing traditionally mark this time, but climate change is now prolonging and intensifying allergy season. Plus, there is some overlap in symptoms of allergies,…
March 8, 2023
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…
February 10, 2023
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 19, 2023
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 out…
November 30, 2022
Nearly 250,000 people in the United States will receive a lung cancer diagnosis in 2022, according to the American Cancer Society. However, thanks in part to a drop in smoking nationwide, the number of new lung cancer diagnoses is declining steadily each year.