Latest GW Medical Faculty Associates Stories

2010-10-01 11:44:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the GW Cancer Institute (GWCI) were recently awarded $4.25 million by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to establish a National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center. Work on the project will begin on September 30. "Collaboration is critical to effectively address the needs of the more than 11 million cancer survivors in the United States today. Through our partnership, the GW Cancer Institute and the...

2009-02-26 13:50:00

Telemedicine Program Allows Doctors to Diagnose and Advise Patients from Thousands of Miles Away WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A telemedicine program for researchers and scientists working in Antarctica became fully operational this week as the GW Medical Faculty Associates -- an academic, multi-specialty physician group affiliated with the George Washington University -- completed the installation and testing of a secure satellite video conferencing system. The program...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When you see professional football players on the field they appear invincible, but life after football often means they may be more vulnerable to health problems than the fans watching them every Sunday. Research suggests that some pro-football players, especially the largest ones, face increased risks for cardiovascular disease. That's why former Washington Redskin Dexter Manley, New York Giants former quarterback Joe Pisarchik and more than...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'