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October 19, 2010

Alzheimer's affects more than 35 million people globally and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

October 18, 2010

With programs and projects spanning the world, The George Washington University Medical Center’s influence is increasingly global. But at the eighth annual Foggy Bottom/West End Block Party, October 17, its mission stayed close to home.

October 13, 2010

GW's Daniel Kaniewski, deputy director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute, says that by effectively marshaling and mobilizing all resources, whether they be foreign governments or private sector organizations from all over the world, Chile has handled the mining crisis much better tha

October 13, 2010

The World Health Organization is calling on drug companies to donate more medicine to help to eradicate tropical diseases.

October 12, 2010

Ethical concerns arise when patients want to connect with doctors on social networks. GW's Katherine Chretien, M.D., associate professor of Medicine, worries that any communication with a patient on a public platform like Facebook could pose a violation of HIPPA.

October 10, 2010

Washington, DC – The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The GW Medical Faculty Associates, and The GW Hospital announced today the appointment of Anton N. Sidawy, M.D., M.P.H., as the new Chairman of the Department of Surgery.

October 03, 2010

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 specialists during the  third annual “A Walk in my Shoes” s

October 02, 2010

U.S. and European security services are struggling to track Western nationals who travel abroad to receive training from Al-Qaeda and its allies and then return to try to carry out attacks.