Health News Online Fall 2013

GW Hospital Health News Fall 2013

Health News Online is a comprehensive online publication — updated regularly — that offers health information, safety tips, recipes and other information that can help enhance the health and well being of residents of Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas.

Read a message from GW Hospital CEO Barry Wolfman.
Fast work by GW Hospital physicians made all the difference for D.C. Superior Court Judge Lee Satterfield after a stroke.
U.S. Congressman chooses bariatric surgery when dieting fails.
Janice Laviole, RN, Bariatric Coordinator, explains the types of weight-loss surgery available and the health benefits patients might expect as a result of the procedure.
Single-port procedures are done in less time and can shorten recovery.
Experience and innovation come together to heal the body’s most useful tool.
September 13 — Cancer Screening Day: body skin screenings, mammograms, prostate exams, breast exams, head and neck exams.
Have you been told you have a heart murmur? Some murmurs are harmless while others are caused by defective heart valves. Learn how an echocardiogram can help determine if you have mitral valve prolapse.
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Barry A. Wolfman
Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Gary Little, MD
Medical Director

Lisa McDonald
Director of Marketing and Business Development

Steven Taubenkibel
Communications Manager

Information in Health News comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health please contact your healthcare provider. Models may be used in photos or illustrations. Any opinion expressed by an author whose article appears in this publication is solely the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of The George Washington University Hospital or Universal Health Services, Inc. Physicians are on the medical staff of The George Washington University Hospital, but, with limited exceptions, are not employees or agents of The George Washington University Hospital. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

©2013. All rights reserved.

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