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October 3, 2010 - 8:00pm

Playing the role of a 46-year-old African American woman with a lump in her breast was a trying experience for Ireal Johnson, a first-year medical student at the GW Medical Center, who found herself shuffled between examination rooms and...

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May 1, 2010 - 12:00am

When it comes to quantitative issues in health care, there is no shortage of statistics, polls, rates, or dates. Qualitative issues, however, are another story. While quality of care is of upmost importance, its evaluation and...

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May 1, 2010 - 12:00am

I t should have been a routine sonogram. Health officials in rural Thailand, who had been tracking the presence of a parasitic worm in the local population, were checking a 50-year-old woman’s gall bladder for inflammation — a clear indication of...

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May 1, 2010 - 12:00am

There is something special about the third floor of 2175 K Street. It is the feeling that for those here, an office is more than a workplace, a colleague is more than a co-worker, and a job is more than its title. “It” may not be quite tangible,...

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May 1, 2010 - 12:00am

In his computer science laboratory on The George Washington University campus, James Hahn, Ph.D., holds what he calls a magic wand — a slender, black piece of plastic about eight inches long. Hahn places the wand near an ersatz patient — really...

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May 1, 2010 - 12:00am

Perry’s Nut House is a roadside attraction on the central coast of Maine known for its collection of bizarre items: seahorse water pistols, a large stuffed albatross, exotic nut seeds. It closed in 1997 but reopened a year later, not long before...

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May 1, 2010 - 12:00am

It’s a problem of colossal proportions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that more than two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. The number of Americans at risk for chronic disease is not only a public...

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May 1, 2010 - 12:00am

Video games, with their hypnotic flashes of color and light; their promise of hours of distraction; their offer of competition without need for coordination, strength, or stamina, might seem to be the furthest thing from a pathway to peak fitness...

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May 1, 2010 - 12:00am

Infectious disease researchers strive to halt the harmful effects of viruses — and for Richard Whitley, M.D. ’71, the same was true, for the first 25 years of his career. “I used to try and keep herpes simplex out of people — particularly out of...

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May 1, 2010 - 12:00am

At first glance, Public Health student Maureen Collins and Medicine student Frederik Rebling couldn’t be more different.

Collins’ marketing textbooks hold little appeal for Rebling, whose passion lies in molecular biology. Collins, a...

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