Health and Wellness

May 18, 2021
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year the observance comes as the United States begins to roll back restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic, and even the process of a return to normal, has significant consequences for our mental health.
April 22, 2021
Over the last year, people around the world have been grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with stress as a result. Stress Awareness Month this April is possibly more important than ever as we find healthy ways to cope with the stress of the last year.
November 30, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive and disorienting in ways that most people have never experienced in their lives. The lifestyle changes, uncertainty, and isolation of this moment are tremendously stressful, even if one is not physically dealing with illness.
October 28, 2020
The flu shot is the first line of defense. Help protect yourself and your family against the influenza virus. When it’s flu season, take the necessary steps to stay healthy. That means separating fact from fiction.
August 4, 2020
From playing golf or tennis to poor posture while working, shoulder or elbow pain are common musculoskeletal conditions. What at first may seem like a simple sprain, could be a more serious injury. Zachary Zimmer, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at The GW Medical Faculty Associates who specializes in…
July 2, 2020
As we recently moved into Phase 2 in Washington, DC with a certain loosening of restrictions, not only is it a time to enjoy a lunch or dinner at a favorite restaurant on an outdoor patio but also a time to focus on your health and reschedule or newly schedule medical care that you had to postpone…
June 26, 2020
Wearing a mask slows the spread We now know from recent studies that many people with coronavirus don’t have any symptoms and that even those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. That means the virus can spread between people who are close to…
April 14, 2020
Nourish your brain to get ready for sleep—the time when you do the most productive work of your day Getting a good night’s sleep—of seven to eight hours—on a regular basis can help you feel rested and ready to go. Yet, when stress levels are high and the to-do list is long, getting quality sleep…
April 8, 2020
We are pleased to announce The GW Medical Faculty Associates Dermatology Department is now offering virtual online visits with our board-certified dermatologists for your skin, hair and nail conditions. To help promote social distancing, and with COVID-19 spreading widely in the U.S., you can…
April 3, 2020
Dr. Rachel Brem is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology. She is a professor of radiology and the vice chair of radiology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Also, she is the director of Breast Imaging & Intervention. Dr. Brem arrived at the George…