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May 18, 2022
Elsie Ebeling is a rare find in the professional world: exacting but flexible, creative but analytical, open to feedback and always willing to help her colleagues, even on short notice. In our Q&A, she outlines her range of work and what makes her role special.
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 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 general 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 at…
May 6, 2022
Lesley Swiger, media relations specialist at the George Washington University, is a font of valuable health knowledge. She knows the practical ins-and-outs of the human body – she has a master’s degree in exercise science and wellness programming – and she has a passion for communication.
April 26, 2022
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers, but it’s also the most preventable. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to brush up on skin cancer basics as well as dive into deeper and less common information.
April 26, 2022
Your feet are a critical part of your body; they help you stay active and balanced, yet it’s easy to take their health for granted. To maintain your well-being – and to keep your feet, the foundation of your body, strong ­– it’s important to heed the advice of professionals.
April 19, 2022
Your skin, more than any other part of your body, is a map of physical experiences: sunburns, scars, reactions to stressors, aging. To roll back damage, as well as to improve the appearance of your skin, lasers may be a powerful treatment option.
April 14, 2022
In Washington, D.C., spring brings rain showers, cherry blossoms, and allergies. Itchy and watery eyes, stuffy and runny noses, and sneezing traditionally mark this time, but climate change is now prolonging and intensifying allergy season. Plus, there is some overlap in symptoms of allergies and…
March 30, 2022
Night blindness, which occurs when people have trouble seeing in dim light, can have many causes – but also many solutions. Keith Wroblewski, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, takes us through the whys of night blindness and how…