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November 26, 2019

You've done your homework, made your plan, and tossed out all your cigarettes. Now the big day is here. It's day one of your plan to quit smoking. If you can make it through this first day and this first week, when nicotine withdrawal symptoms are at their worst, you'll be on your way to success…

November 11, 2019

Dr. Adam FriedmanDepartment of Dermatology, Professor & Interim Chair of The GW Medical Faculty Associates and the Director of Supportive Oncodermatology…

October 16, 2019

Even rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended the 8th Annual GW Blush Luncheon to benefit the GW Mammovan. The Ritz-Carlton rolled out a pink carpet in honor of the event, and Washington DC’s only mobile mammography unit was proudly on display for tours. Dr. Robert Kelly, CEO of…

September 24, 2019

Danielle C. exercises religiously and makes her health a priority, so when she was suddenly diagnosed with a serious and rare brain condition at age 27, it was a shock. While exercising, she felt a sharp pain in her head that continued to bother her for the next couple of days. “It was the worst…

August 19, 2019

Staying active is a key factor in helping to stave off age-related conditions, but if you’re plagued with pain or discomfort in your feet or ankles it can be difficult to get your “steps” in. Swelling of the heel, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis are three common debilitating injuries that slow…

August 12, 2019

Minor foot wounds such as blisters or cuts can cause serious complications if left unattended. This is even more true in people living with diabetes, because these patients often experience a loss of sensation in their lower extremities.

“As a side effect of poorly controlled blood sugar…

June 12, 2019

Want to make your brown eyes blue? You've got lots of company. Decorative contact lenses have grown more and more popular. Young people especially like them. You can even find contacts that look like cat eyes or sports team logos.

You can buy contacts with no prescription at some beauty…

June 7, 2019

It's important to see your eye healthcare professional regularly to help avoid or reduce vision problems.

Common eye problems include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, and floaters. Blurred vision refers to the loss of sharpness of vision and not being able to see small details. Blind…