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May 08, 2011 Featured News

The line for free stroke screenings in the Ross Hall courtyard, May 6, provided a snapshot of Washington, D.C.’s eclectic foot traffic.

May 08, 2011 Press Release

Handheld ultrasound from new pocket-sized devices now allows cardiac imaging to be performed in locations previously inaccessible to traditional ultrasound. GW researchers have shown that high quality ultrasound heart images can be acquired in a remote setting and transmitted via the internet, through a secure network, to a cardiologist's smartphone for assessment. Furthermore, the GW team has demonstrated that the interpretation of images when viewed on a cell phone are equivalent to those when displayed on a dedicated echocardiography workstation.

The time it takes to get treated at emergency rooms in the U.S. is on the rise, but hospitals are trying new methods to reduce the wait.

Rachel Brem, M.D., professor of Radiology in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, discusses cutting-edge technologies available at GW that can help detect breast cancer earlier.

May 04, 2011 Featured News

At The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), excellence in teaching is not an exception — it’s the rule.

May 03, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The George Washington University Medical Center received $400,000 in the form of two grants from the Avon Foundation to support patient navigation services and research to develop a new test to assess risk of breast cancer.

New research from Michael Irwig, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, shows some men can have persistent sexual side effects lasting five years after they stop taking the drug finasteride, commonly marketed as Propecia.