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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. He succeeds the doctor credited for saving the life of President Ronald Reagan, inherits one of the nation’s top-ranked…

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.

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.

Ted Rothstein, M.D., associate professor of Neurology in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, says a new study linking music with the release of large amounts of dopamine helps explain why people find listening to their favorite music a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Oral appliances sold over the Internet are being marketed as cures for sleep apnea. Phillip Zapanta, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, says a cheap mouthpiece may help with snoring, but patients should not try to solve an apnea problem over the…

More formal study is needed of rescue efforts by international response teams after earthquakes in order to improve search and recovery efforts, according to a report by Anthony Macintyre, M.D., professor of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The report was…

Jeanny Aragon-Ching, M.D. assistant professor of Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, says that the new drug denosumab is a welcome addition to the options available for treatment of metastatic prostate cancer.

A new study by Jesse Pines, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, found that hospital crowding does not hinder stroke care, provided patients arrive at the hospital within three hours of developing symptoms of a stroke.

A new study by Valerie Hu, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, offers some clues into the mystery of why autism is four times more common in males than in females.

According to a recent study by Katherine Chretien, M.D., associate professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, some doctors post unethical and unprofessional content on Twitter, a finding that suggests the need for more oversight of physicians' use of social media.