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March 25, 2021

Collagen isn't typically vegan, but genetically modified yeast and bacteria can help create plant-based collagen. Adam Friedman, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, explains how it works and whether…

March 23, 2021

New product to be launched at George Washington University addresses disparities in maternal mental health through real-time identification of mental health risks.

March 22, 2021

If you have psoriasis, then it’s likely that you’ve heard of its unofficial sister condition: psoriatic arthritis. Both are chronic autoimmune disorders characterized by inflammation in the body, with the main difference being that psoriasis (PsO) manifests itself on the skin, while psoriatic…

March 22, 2021

If you’re thinking that wheatgrass sounds like a leafy green plant that people put in smoothies because it’s packed with nutrients, well, congrats—you couldn’t be more correct. But get this: because the ingredient is abundant in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, wheatgrass can also be highly…

March 17, 2021

When Adrian Frierson stepped in to the IV Compounding Supervisor position at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA) in May 2013 he brought with him prior experience in the role at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and a decade of experience working in pharmacy.

March 11, 2021

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause for cancer related deaths in the United States, and March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, we are reminded that receiving regular cancer screening even while you have no signs or symptoms of disease in an important step in…

March 11, 2021

Your skin doesn’t lie. And that’s mostly because it can’t. As your body’s largest organ, one of its primary jobs is to find a way to bring any potential issues to your attention.

March 2, 2021

Dermatologists say that virtual meetings are creating a “Zoom Boom” – an increased demand for cosmetic treatments. It stems from people staring at themselves on the computer screen.

February 24, 2021

Over the course of our lives, we use our knees a lot. After years of constant motion, wear-and-tear can result in a common form of arthritis called osteoarthritis, which destroys joint cartilage and bone.

February 22, 2021

Dry skin is caused by loss of the skin's natural moisture. This may be due to harsh soaps, frequent bathing without regular use of moisturizers, chronic exposure to dry/low humidity, and skin aging