News Archive

May 16, 2022

Rashes are itchy and annoying, but they bring on a whole new level of discomfort when they appear on your butt. ICYMI, a butt rash can happen to adults too, not just babies. Sometimes a minor bump could just be a simple pimple, but you may not know what you’re dealing with when the irritation is…

May 16, 2022

Red light therapy, mentioned by Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a way to increase testosterone levels in men, is not medically approved for that purpose.

May 16, 2022

Bed bugs. The mere mention of them might make your skin crawl. These little critters are all too common, with one out of five people in the U.S. reporting a previous infestation or knowing of someone who encountered them at home or while traveling, according to a survey from the National Pest…

May 16, 2022

Sunburns are the most immediately annoying evidence of too much time spent unprotected in the sun, but what we often don't see right away is the accelerated skin aging and risk of skin cancer that can go along with them.

May 16, 2022

Is this specialized manicure really all that? Learn about the benefits and risks of Russian manicures before you book one.

May 16, 2022

Maya Bitar, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, explains the ins-and-outs of corneal transplantation and how technology has advanced.

May 12, 2022

Robert Zeman, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, recently received the William T. Thorwarth Jr., MD, Award at the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in April.…

May 11, 2022

Despite exploding in popularity during the pandemic, telehealth has been around in healthcare for years. But the sudden shift to virtual care in 2020 forced the pace of innovation in health tech to accelerate—and some providers have struggled to keep up.

May 10, 2022

At the GW MFA, the “Wide Awake” procedure, known as WALANT (Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) surgery, is performed in-office, with local anesthesia, and is significantly more efficient, particularly in terms of patient comfort, time, waste, and money.

May 6, 2022

In late April 2022, the George Washington University (GW) Transplant Institute’s new Liver Transplant Program completed its first liver transplant, led by surgeons Stephen Gray, MD, a provider with Transplant Services at the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) and associate professor of surgery…