GW Experts Available to Comment on Holiday Health Stories

Article ID: 597637

Released: 21-Dec-2012 3:20 PM EST

Source Newsroom: George Washington University

Expert Pitch

WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2012) –Each holiday season there are health issues such as stress, depression, nutrition and dietary concerns, and safety – every year injuries arise from travel, snow shoveling and putting up holiday decorations. Below is a list of George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) experts available to comment on your holiday health stories.

Please contact Anne Banner at abanner@gwu.edu or 202-321-1389 to interview an expert.

Depression and Stress:

Daniel Lieberman, MD, FAPA, Director of Research, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lorenzo Norris, MD, Director, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service

Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Norris can speak on handling stress and depression occurring during the holiday season.

Trauma:

Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery; Chief of Trauma and Acute Surgery

Dr. Sarani is available to speak on trauma situations occurring during the holidays.

Nutrition and Dietary Concerns:

Antoinette Saddler, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Saddler can speak on prevention and treatment of food poisoning and other dietary concerns from undercooking and overeating.


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