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January 10, 2011 Press Release

Richard L. Abbott, M.D. became the new president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on January 1, 2011. Dr. Abbott received his medical doctorate in 1971 from The George Washington University School of Medicine.

January 09, 2011 Featured News

The concept once seemed futuristic: medical decision-making hinged on an individual’s genetic makeup rather than population statistics. But today, the hope of personalized medicine is being pursued at labs around the world, most drastically shaping the field of oncology.

December 19, 2010 Featured News

For thousands of years, philosophers have gappled with the ideas of determinism and free will. Does human nature abide by the laws of physics — that actions are no more than reactions?

December 01, 2010 Press Release

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today unveiled Healthy People 2020, the nation’s new 10-year goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention, and “myHealthyPeople,” a new challenge for technology application developers.  

November 23, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Recent events in Haiti illustrate the urgent need for countries to stockpile and distribute cholera vaccines. Dr.

November 21, 2010 Press Release

Recent events in Haiti illustrate the urgent need for countries to stockpile and distribute cholera vaccines. Dr. Peter Hotez emphasizes this need in a commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine.