Category Archives: Health news

TOXNet Retired!

The TOXNET database is retiring on December 16, 2019.  Much of TOXNET’s information will remain accessible and will be incorporated into other resources including PubChem, PubMed, and NCBI’s Bookshelf: PubChem will incorporate the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), ChemIDPlus, and the Chemical Carcinogenesis Research … Continue reading

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Getting to yes: flu shots

Dropping temperatures are a stark reminder that the flu season is upon us. While often overlooked or avoided altogether, many patients do not realize that there are life changing benefits to getting a yearly flu shot. How can you help … Continue reading

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How the Nationals can make you happier!

Can supporting your local team (GO NATIONALS!) make you happier? Examining the Potential Causal Relationship Between Sport Team Identification and Psychological Well-being by Daniel Wann uses past research and theory to develop a team identification model which suggests that high levels … Continue reading

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Webinar: Quality and Safety for Nurses

The American Journal of Nursing is hosting a free webinar on QSEN in an Amazon World on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET. More than an acronym, the specific knowledge, skills and attitudes of QSEN (Quality and Safety for … Continue reading

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Vaccine Misinformation on Social Media Platforms

GW faculty Dr. Y. Tony Yang recently published an opinion piece in JAMA Pediatrics on vaccine misinformation on social media and the government’s role in regulating its spread. He and his coauthors Dr. David Broniatowski (of the GW School of Engineering … Continue reading

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What’s the state of the art for gene therapy?

What’s the state of the art for gene therapy?  It can be challenging to remain abreast of this fast-moving field but a recent review article in the New England Journal of Medicine can help update your knowledge.  In Gene Therapy, Dr. Katherine High … Continue reading

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DynaMed Plus – 2018 ‘Best of’ Research

DynaMed Plus‘ editorial team systematically reviews newly published health sciences literature in order to ensure that the best available evidence is integrated into DynaMed Plus articles.  Last year, the DynaMed team reviewed more than 20,000 articles and added used information … Continue reading

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