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March 10, 2011 Press Release

Proteins in fluids bathing the brain are essential for building the brain, discover scientists in a report published March 10 in the journal Neuron. The finding promises to advance research related to neurological disease, cancer, and stem cells.

March 08, 2011 Faculty in the Media

Recent research shows that women who start the most common type of hormone therapy — estrogen plus progestin — soon after menopause have a significantly higher risk of breast cancer than those who take the hormones later or not at all.

March 08, 2011 Faculty in the Media

Jeffrey Akman, M.D., vice provost for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and a recognized expert in LGBT and AIDS-related psychiatry, was appointed to Mayor Vincent Gray's Commission on HIV/AIDS.

March 07, 2011 Faculty in the Media

Gout has roughly tripled since the late 1970s, with about 8 million Americans now suffering from the disease.

March 01, 2011 Faculty in the Media

A new study says that early adolescence is the time that patients with congenital heart disease should start preparing for the move from pediatric to adult medical care.

February 27, 2011 Featured News

The bar has been set high for Anton Sidawy, M.D., M.P.H., who became chair of the Department of Surgery in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences in December 2010.

February 27, 2011 Featured News

During medical school, the majority of students’ curriculum is centered around the biomedical sciences and how to relieve a patient’s physical pain.

But little attention is paid in the clinical years to relieving a patient’s spiritual distress.

February 27, 2011 Press Release

The George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) has received a one year, $300,000 contract from the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DCVAMC) to provide five training modules in spiritual care to interdisciplinary health care providers.