May 3, 2023
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.
GW MFA Primary Care Physician Michael G. Knight, MD, Discusses Vaccinations ahead of World Immunization Awareness Week
April 19, 2023
Days ahead of the start of World Immunization Week, April 23–29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Wednesday that adults 65 and older and those with weakened immune systems receive another dose of the reformulated COVID-19 booster. It’s a timely reminder that vaccines…
GW MFA Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center Experts Discuss the Impact of Climate Change on Springtime Allergies
April 3, 2023
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,…
March 8, 2023
Seeing a primary care physician (PCP) is about more than just an annual exam or treatment for the occasional bout of sickness. Rona Smith, MD, a board-certified internal medicine physician with the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, explains the ins-and-outs of primary care…
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 out…
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.
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…
GW, UHS, and City Officials Cut the Ribbon on Cedar Hill Urgent Care – GW Health, Adding Vital Health Care Services to the Ward 8 Community
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 Center…
September 15, 2022
Stork bites and angel’s kiss sound poetic, but they actually describe vascular birthmarks, skin changes that commonly appear at or shortly after birth. These marks may change over time, so it’s important to get a dermatologist’s opinion from day one.