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MedStar Georgetown’s First Proton Therapy Patient Grateful for Highly Precise Treatment with Fewer Side Effects

Martha Ramos of Germantown, Maryland is back to enjoying her active life with her two children thanks to treatment she received for a recurrent brain tumor that included proton therapy now being offered at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. In fact, Ramos, 54, was the first patient to receive proton therapy when the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Proton Therapy Center opened its doors in March 2018. “I was a little bit nervous to be the first patient at MedStar Georgetown to get proton therapy,” says Ramos though a Spanish interpreter. “But I trust my medical team wholeheartedly and after the first…

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Georgetown Study Investigates Memory Improvement Through Nicotine Dosing

WASHINGTON --  Can nicotine slow or stop memory loss in people experiencing mild memory problems, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI)? A new study being conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center aims to find out. Recent studies have suggested that one of the causes of memory disorders may be a reduction in a particular chemical substance in the brain. This chemical substance, known as acetylcholine, is thought to act on certain brain cells in a specific way, helping us to remember and use memories as well as affect our mood. In people with MCI (and Alzheimer’s disease), the level of acetylcholine…

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Program Giving Children Hospitalized Long-Term "A Room of Their Own" Launches at MedStar Georgetown

Hope for Henry and Dormify Partner to Help Ease Transition from Home to Hospital

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A Better Brain Tumor Cure is Right Under Your Nose at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

When D.C. resident Dawn Goodloe started having trouble reading road signs and licenses plates in the middle of last year, her brain jumped to the most logical conclusion. “I hadn’t been to the eye doctor for a couple of years, so I just figured I needed a new prescription,” says the 47-year-old legal assistant. However, after vision correction failed to clear things up, an MRI revealed the shocking truth: her brain was the problem all along. Those MRI images showed a meningioma – a usually benign tumor – pushing into her optic nerve. "I had absolutely no idea that I…

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