Health and Wellness

February 10, 2020
February is American Heart Month and Go Red for Women®, the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease doesn’t discriminate based on gender. Statistics show one in three women will die from cardiovascular disease, according to the American…
December 10, 2019
Tis' the season to be jolly! Jolly? Or is it rushed, stressed, and stuffed? Even if you don’t celebrate a holiday this time of year, you can likely feel the busyness in the air. You may also hear people talk about how much they have to do…or how much weight they gain. The good news is it doesn’t…
October 16, 2019
Even rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended the 8th Annual GW Blush Luncheon to benefit the GW Mammovan. The Ritz-Carlton rolled out a pink carpet in honor of the event, and Washington DC’s only mobile mammography unit was proudly on display for tours. Dr. Robert Kelly, CEO of The…
September 24, 2019
Danielle C. exercises religiously and makes her health a priority, so when she was suddenly diagnosed with a serious and rare brain condition at age 27, it was a shock. While exercising, she felt a sharp pain in her head that continued to bother her for the next couple of days. “It was the worst…
May 14, 2019
Exercise is imperative for a long, healthy life. Thankfully, you don’t have to work out at the intensity of a professional athlete to reap the benefits. The downside of that fact is that you may not be as optimally conditioned, or stretch like you should, without the guidance of athletic trainers…
May 1, 2019
Medical cannabis is finally gaining ground, having the opportunity to prove its legitimacy in the healing sphere. Its availability and uses have extended beyond glaucoma and cancer patients, and societal acceptance of cannabis as a treatment option has improved. To understand the differences…
March 27, 2019
March is National Nutrition Month: This year's theme is ‘Go Further With Food’, a reminder to us all to fill our diet with nutrient-rich foods and to reduce waste. Our dietitians shares some advice and recipes on eating healthy.
September 3, 2018
1. What are the top health apps you use or recommend? Any fitness app that works for you. The most important thing is to find one that is easy to use and makes sense for the individual. 2. Why did you choose your particular specialty? I chose my specialty as it allows me to help patients achieve a…
August 28, 2018
Dr. Michael G. Knight & Dr. Ginger Winston Receive Certification by the American Board of Obesity Medicine as ABOM diplomats
August 15, 2018
Let's Go Heart-Healthy for Heart Month! For American Hearth Month, the GW Heart & Vascular Institute's registered dietitian, Kelli Metzger, identified top heart-healthy mobile phone apps to help patients reach their nutrition and lifestyle goals. Today's best health and fitness apps allow…