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December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

The southeast African country of Mozambique has endured a tumultuous past. Battered by civil war until 1992, the nation now faces an enemy just as fierce: HIV/AIDS. Though modest in size — about half the size of Alaska — the country has the...

December 1, 2011 - 12:00am
Whether it’s the Gulf oil spill, the obesity epidemic, lead in children’s toys, or the out­break of the H1N1 virus, major public health issues regularly capture newspaper headlines and the public’s attention. But for years, education in public...
December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Accident-prone travelers take note: “If you get hit by a moped in a country like the Netherlands, you will most likely be taken care of by a first-year doctor — one who has not had any specialized training in emergency medicine,” says Terrence...

December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Sarah Diamond, M.P.H. Candidate 2012, Global Health

A school of public health seems an unlikely home for a chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), an organization promoting sustainable engineering projects in developing countries....

December 1, 2011 - 12:00am

In the coming years, the U.S. is expected to face a national shortage of nurses twice as large as any experienced since the mid-1960s. Many experts believe the need for more nurses will intensify as baby boomers enter their golden years, and as...

November 14, 2011 - 7:00pm

Braving morning temperatures below 40 degrees and a freak blast of winter weather the day before, a team of 61 George Washington University alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends joined more than 21,000 others to run in the 36th Annual...

November 3, 2011 - 8:00pm

If you want to assess a nation’s healthcare system, take a good look at its emergency medicine departments, said the speakers at “Emergency Care GPS,” a recent seminar at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium.

October 30, 2011 - 8:00pm

Around the emergency department, it’s known as “testing creep.” Conventionally, it’s called human nature — the more you have, the more you use, the more you want.

Kabir Yadav, M.D.C.M., assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the...

October 27, 2011 - 8:00pm

Christie Teal, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and director of the GW Breast Care Center, arrived at the Center’s annual luncheon, Oct 20, with a newly cropped...

October 25, 2011 - 8:00pm

At its best, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is “the common cold of psychiatric illness,” according to Robert Ursano, M.D. Like a cold, its symptoms are common and usually temporary. 

But as some colds become pneumonias, some PTSDs...