News Archive

February 10, 2023

Dry eyes are a common condition, especially when people spend too much time in front of screens. Maya Bitar, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, walks us through what causes dry eye and what you can do to mitigate symptoms.…

January 19, 2023

January is peak resolution season — whether it’s a plan to get organized at work or home, volunteer in the community, or read more — the new year is the perfect opportunity to make a fresh start. After weeks of parties and lavish meals over the holiday season, perhaps the most common resolution…

January 12, 2023

I’m one of those people who love spending a day engaged in some kind of outdoor physical activity, even when it’s cold and windy. I’m extremely cognizant of applying sunscreen and try to take care of my (aging) body and muscles as much as possible. But inevitably, I always suffer from a few…

January 4, 2023

Cleansing is one of the most important aspects of any skin-care routine. Washing your face twice daily is crucial when it comes to effectively eliminating excess dirt, oil, and product buildup — all while ensuring your skin stays healthy and hydrated. While not every cleanser may be suitable for…

November 30, 2022

Nearly 250,000 people in the United States will receive a lung cancer diagnosis in 2022, according to the American Cancer Society. However, thanks in part to a drop in smoking nationwide, the number of new lung cancer diagnoses is declining steadily each year.

November 7, 2022

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to welcome LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH, immediate-past director of DC Health, to serve as the new executive director of the Center for Population Health Sciences and Health Equity. In this role,…

October 21, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and though the incidence of breast cancer is high, early detection is the key to successful outcomes. According to the National Cancer Society, nearly 4 million women in the United States with a history of the disease are alive today, mainly because of…

October 20, 2022

In this new role at the organization, Mansouri will work closely with the chief operating officer and the chairs of each department to help establish the GW Medical Faculty Associates as the preeminent source of clinical care in our region.

October 19, 2022

Wondering about those itchy, scaly patches on your scalp and whether there's anything you can do about them? Don't fret. You might be experiencing psoriasis on your scalp, and there are ways to treat it. There is no cure for the autoimmune condition of psoriasis. But there are ways to manage…

October 10, 2022

More than 100 people were in attendance, as Washington, D.C. leaders and representatives from Universal Health Services, the George Washington (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA), cut the ribbon on a brand-new Cedar Hill Urgent Care…