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Facial Plastic Surgery in Men Enhances Perception of Attractiveness, Trustworthiness

In the first of a kind study, plastic surgeons at Georgetown University Medical Center found that when a man chose to have a nip or a tuck on his face, it significantly increased perceptions of attractiveness, likeability, social skills, or...
5-Jul-2019 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nursing Home Care Cost Significantly Outpaces General Inflation and Medical Care Prices

One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices, reports a team of health policy researchers.
18-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Indoor Tanning May Be an Addiction Abetted by Both Genetic and Psychiatric Factors

A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain’s pleasure and reward system, appear to influence an addiction to indoor tanning in young, white...
11-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Labels of U.S. Probiotic Products Lacking, Researchers Find

When it comes to buying probiotics, most product labels do not give consumers enough information to make an informed decision, according to a research team led by Georgetown University Medical Center.
3-Jun-2019 4:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Georgetown University Launches Clinical Trial for Lewy Body Dementia

Georgetown University Medical Center announces the launch of the only known therapeutic (disease modifying) clinical trial for Lewy body dementia, a neurological disorder that affects a million people in the United States for which there are no...
3-Jun-2019 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Patient Groups Untested in Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Found to Also Benefit

Cancer patients previously excluded and underrepresented in immunotherapy clinical trials, such as African Americans and patients with HIV or viral hepatitis, actually benefit at the same rate as patients tested in the clinical trials, according to...
30-May-2019 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Significant “Knowledge Gap” Exists in Use of Genetic Testing to Decide Cancer Treatment

A survey conducted by Georgetown investigators found a significant knowledge and practice gap among community oncologists in the understanding and usage of genetic testing in determining patients' treatment plans and potential clinical trial...
30-May-2019 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

For Many HIV+ Women, Daily Survival Takes Precedence Over Viral Suppression

According to scientists who study women infected with HIV, statistics often paint an impressionist view of the lives of these women that misses the granular detail that tells the real story. The imprecise big picture is that most of this population...
16-May-2019 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization, which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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  • Rebecca Katz

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  • Claire Standley

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  • Lawrence O. Gostin

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