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February 09, 2011 Faculty in the Media

Performing surgery on babies with the most severe form of spina bifida when they are still in the womb doubles the chance that they will be able to walk, according to a study that was coordinated by GW researchers.

February 08, 2011 Press Release

The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, One Economy, Cricket Communications, VOCEL and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, today announced that 3G wireless-enabled handsets and the Pill Phone mobile medication reminder application were well accepted among patients participating in the George Washington University and Wireless Reach Pill Phone Research Study.

February 08, 2011 Press Release

Researchers at The George Washington University Medical Center played a key role in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study of a surgical procedure to repair a common birth defect of the spine, which if undertaken while a baby is still in the uterus, greatly reduces the need to divert, or shunt, fluid away from the brain. The study was published online in the New England Journal of Medicine on February 9, 2011.

February 07, 2011 Press Release

Qualcomm Wireless Reach, George Washington University and Partners to Unveil Results of Study of Technology and Hypertension as part of GW University mHealth series

February 06, 2011 Featured News

The vital signs — pulse, blood pressure, temperature, respiratory rate, and sometimes pain — are the ABCs of the health care professions; the building blocks upon which future decisions and communications are based. They are so important that Jimmie Holland, M.D., Wayne E.

February 06, 2011 Faculty in the Media

Smoking marijuana has been linked with an increased risk of mental illness, and now researchers, including Michael Compton, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, say that when marijuana smokers do become mentally ill, the disease star

February 03, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The GW Cancer Institute is partnering with Yes! Organic Market to raise awareness about healthy living and cancer prevention.  The partnership’s kick-off event, a health fair at Yes! Organic Market’s Fairlawn location, will take place on Feb. 4, World Cancer Day. 

February 02, 2011 Press Release

An unexpected immune protein exacerbates cancer due to sun exposure, report researchers in the January 27th issue of Nature. The study suggests that drugs blocking the protein might halt tumor growth in skin cancer patients.