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Processed Foods Highly Correlated with Obesity Epidemic in the U.S.

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A review article from the George Washington University highlights the correlation between highly processed foods and increased prevalence of obesity in the United States.

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6-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Fraud and Abuse Legal Framework Must Be Modernized to Better Align with Medicare Advantage and Value-Based Care: New Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 17, 2019)—The Medicare program continues to transform to better support high-quality value-based care, yet the federal fraud and abuse legal framework has not kept pace with that shift, according to a paper published today by researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH). The authors highlight challenges associated with application of the current fraud and abuse framework to the Medicare Advantage program specifically and the importance of protecting against Medicare fraud and abuse while encouraging innovative healthcare payment and delivery systems.

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17-Dec-2019 10:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Public Health Pioneer and Pediatrician Fitzhugh Mullan Dies at Age 77

Public Health Pioneer and Pediatrician Fitzhugh Mullan Dies at Age 77

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Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, a professor at the George Washington University (GW) revered for his lifelong commitment to social justice, health equity and health workforce policies, died on Nov. 29. He was 77.

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2-Dec-2019 1:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Researchers Discover Highest-Energy Light From a Gamma-ray Burst

Researchers Discover Highest-Energy Light From a Gamma-ray Burst

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An international team of researchers, including two astrophysicists from the George Washington University, has observed a gamma-ray burst with an afterglow that featured the highest energy photons—a trillion times more energetic than visible light—ever detected in a burst.

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Released:
20-Nov-2019 1:15 PM EST
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Researchers Find New Role for Dopamine in Gene Transcription and Cell Proliferation

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A joint group of researchers at the George Washington University and the University of Pittsburgh have found that dopamine and the dopamine D2 receptor modulate expression via the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. This pathway is responsible for control of cell proliferation and organ identity and is implicated in cancer, thus having broad implications for health and development of new therapeutics

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Released:
14-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
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How to decode inscriptions on 2,000-year-old pottery

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Using an electromagnetic spectrum to provide details the eye cannot see, a religion professor will translate the inscriptions from ostraca -pottery- thought to be from the era of John the Baptist.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, History,

Released:
5-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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World Renowned Doctor, Chef, Teacher and Author Timothy S. Harlan to Join the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, will join the faculty at GW and establish the GW Center for Culinary Medicine.

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Released:
4-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST
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