News

May 12, 2022

Robert Zeman, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, recently received the William T. Thorwarth Jr., MD, Award at the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in April.…

May 11, 2022

Despite exploding in popularity during the pandemic, telehealth has been around in healthcare for years. But the sudden shift to virtual care in 2020 forced the pace of innovation in health tech to accelerate—and some providers have struggled to keep up.

May 10, 2022

At the GW MFA, the “Wide Awake” procedure, known as WALANT (Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) surgery, is performed in-office, with general anesthesia, and is significantly more efficient, particularly in terms of patient comfort, time, waste, and money.

May 6, 2022

In late April 2022, the George Washington University (GW) Transplant Institute’s new Liver Transplant Program completed its first liver transplant, led by surgeons Stephen Gray, MD, a provider with Transplant Services at the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) and associate professor of surgery…

May 6, 2022

Lesley Swiger, media relations specialist at the George Washington University, is a font of valuable health knowledge. She knows the practical ins-and-outs of the human body – she has a master’s degree in exercise science and wellness programming – and she has a passion for communication.

April 26, 2022

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.

April 26, 2022

Your feet are a critical part of your body; they help you stay active and balanced, yet it’s easy to take their health for granted. To maintain your well-being – and to keep your feet, the foundation of your body, strong ­– it’s important to heed the advice of professionals.

April 19, 2022

Your skin, more than any other part of your body, is a map of physical experiences: sunburns, scars, reactions to stressors, aging. To roll back damage, as well as to improve the appearance of your skin, lasers may be a powerful treatment option.

April 14, 2022

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…

April 13, 2022

In recent years, tinted sunscreens have been rising in popularity, in large part because of their ability to better match a person's skin tone without leaving a visible white film on the skin.