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MedStar Program Part of Cancer Moonshot Efforts

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has launched the “Colon Cancer Prevention in the Neighborhood” program as part of Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot efforts. The program at the Hospital Center seeks to improve early detection and prevention of colon cancer, particularly among African-Americans in the Ward 5 neighborhood in Washington, D.C., where the highest yearly prevalence of colon cancer has been reported. Read more.

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MedStar Health opens new multispecialty medical center in downtown D.C., featuring convenient, coordinated care

MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre includes a national sports performance destination COLUMBIA, Md. —Convenient access to care, a wide range of high-quality medical, surgical and imaging services, and the state-of-the-art sports performance center are the hallmarks of MedStar’s newest multispecialty care center, which opened today in downtown Washington, D.C.MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre is home to more than 60 physicians offering 15 specialties including outpatient surgery, primary and preventive care, cardiology, urology, men’s and women’s health, and high-end imaging services. The 112,000-square-foot facility is located at 1133 21st St., NW, and offers plenty of dedicated, on-site parking.As an all-in-one multispecialty…

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MedStar Health Pioneers Innovative Patient Education Platform with Tech Partner

Mytonomy Builds Digital System that Optimizes Learning and Measures EngagementWashington, D.C., and Bethesda, MD. – MedStar Health is working with a Bethesda-based tech startup firm, Mytonomy, to pioneer a novel approach to patient education that delivers individualized instruction through a unique microlearning software platform that can be accessed from anywhere via the internet.  Based on a highly successful pilot with interventional cardiology patients at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar and Mytonomy announced today that they are expanding the project to cardiovascular patients across the system and will be adding new learning modules to address other types of procedures and conditions.Traditionally,…

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Healthy Meals on Demand, with a Side of Information

Health for America at MedStar Health Fellows Create Service for Type 2 Diabetes Management WASHINGTON, D.C. —A unique MedStar Health fellowship challenged four young professionals to create an innovative solution for improving outcomes for people living with type 2 diabetes. For 10 months, beginning last September, the Health for America (HFA) at MedStar Health fellows, Dan Hoff, Amanda Newman, May Paquete, and Jake Vildibill, immersed themselves in all aspects of the chronic disease, including simulating living with diabetes and eating meals they prepared on a food-stamps budget for two-week periods. After four months of study and interaction with patients and…

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MedStar Program Part of Cancer Moonshot Efforts
MedStar Program Part of Cancer Moonshot Efforts

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