GW Health News Magazine Summer/Fall 2018

Health News Magazine Summer/Fall 2018

Health News from George Washington University Hospital is a publication designed to bring you the latest news as well as health and wellness information you can use throughout the year.

In This Issue:
GW Health News - How a cochlear implant helped me hear again
Summer/Fall 2018

"How a cochlear implant helped me hear again"

Thirty-six-year-old Tracy Allison has had hearing loss for most of her life caused by bacterial meningitis when she was a baby.
GW Health News - Not just for athletes: How sports medicine can benefit anyone
Summer/Fall 2018

Not just for athletes: How sports medicine can benefit anyone

Sports medicine doctors can play an important role in keeping professional athletes on the playing field, but even non-athletes can benefit from this type of medicine, says Rajeev Pandarinath, MD.
GW Health News - I have hope for the future
Summer/Fall 2018

"I have hope for the future"

Mark Swartz is the first patient at GW Hospital to receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), a mechanical pump that keeps his heart functioning while he awaits a heart transplant.
GW Health News - Virtual reality technology takes patients and doctors inside the brain
Summer/Fall 2018

Virtual reality technology takes patients and doctors inside the brain

Danielle Collins exercises religiously and makes her health a priority, so when she was suddenly diagnosed with a serious and rare brain condition at age 27, it was a shock.
GW Health News - The next frontier in virtual reality technology
Summer/Fall 2018

The next frontier in virtual reality technology

GW Hospital’s Thoracic Surgery Department is the first in the nation to trial Precision VR™ by Surgical Theater — a patient specific 360° virtual reality imaging platform for patient engagement, surgical planning and intraoperative visualization.
GW Health News Special arrival: New camera technology helps keep parents and newborns close
Summer/Fall 2018

Special arrival: New camera technology helps keep parents and newborns close

GW Hospital now offers NicView™ technology in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to help parents stay connected with their babies 24/7.
GW Health News Magazine Summer Fall 2018 - they re-wrote my future
Summer/Fall 2018

"They re-wrote my future." — Laura Levinson

Days before finding out she was pregnant with her second child, Lauren Levinson learned that she had the BRCA1 mutation, a genetic alteration that made it about three to seven times more likely for her to develop breast cancer in her lifetime.