Kids 'Cooking With Cancer' Help to Whip Up Healthy Recipes at MedStar Georgetown
Food is good medicine but when the ravages of chemotherapy make eating a challenge, what’s a parent caring for a sick child to do? Danielle Cook Navidi had this challenge in 2004 when her son Fabien then 11, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Category : Cancer , MedStar in the community , Pediatrics ,

Matthew Cooper, MD Joins MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute as Director of Kidney Transplant
Matthew Cooper, MD has joined the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute as director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation.

Category : Healthcare industry , Transplant ,

First Huntington Disease Center Established in Washington, D.C. Area
Georgetown University Medical Center in collaboration with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital announce the launch of the Huntington Disease Care, Education and Research Center. With support from the Griffin Foundation, the Huntington Disease Center is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary center to focus on treatment, patient education and research of the disease in the Washington, D.C. area.

Category : Healthcare industry , Innovation , MedStar in the community , Neurosciences ,

Epilepsy Center Receives Highest Level Designation by National Association of Epilepsy Centers
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has received designation as a level-four epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). This is the highest designation a comprehensive epilepsy center can receive in the nation.

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MedStar Georgetown Physician Leads National Resveratrol Study for Alzheimer’s Disease
A national, phase II clinical trial examining the effects of resveratrol on individuals with mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease has begun as more than two dozen academic institutions recruit volunteers in the coming months. R. Scott Turner, M.D., Ph.D., director of Georgetown University Medical Center’s Memory Disorders Program, is the lead investigator for the national study.

Category : Innovation , Neurosciences ,

New Firefly Technology Lights Up More Precise Kidney Sparing Surgery
A surgical technology called Firefly is shedding new light on kidney cancers and helping doctors at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital remove tumors more safely and more efficiently while sparing the rest of the healthy kidney.

Category : Cancer , Innovation , Transplant ,

Less Invasive Liver Surgery Technique Easier on Patient, Equally As Safe As Traditional Surgery Method, Study Says
A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that less invasive laparoscopic-assisted liver surgery performed at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is easier on the patient and is just as safe and effective as traditional liver surgery (also called open hepatic resection or OHR).

Category : Innovation , Transplant ,

Less Invasive Prostate Removal Shown to Be Safer For Patients Than Traditional Surgery, Large Study Says
For the first time ever surgeons who operate on men with prostate cancer have results from a large study to backup what many suspected all along: minimally-invasive methods to remove the prostate pose fewer post-surgical complications, present less need for blood transfusion and allow men to leave the hospital sooner.

Category : Cancer , Innovation ,

Elite “Baby-Friendly” Designation Awarded to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
A new “Baby-Friendly” hospital is born as MedStar Georgetown University Hospital joins an elite group of birth facilities to obtain “Baby-Friendly” designation. MedStar Georgetown is the first hospital in the DC Metro area to receive this coveted award.

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