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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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Event features artwork as home-based therapy for District residents with HIV/AIDS

MedStar Health Research Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is proud to host its first Art Therapy Cocktail Party at the Gala Hispanic Theater in Washington, DC August 6, 2016 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, to support individuals with HIV/AIDS living in our community. The Art Therapy Cocktail Party will showcase 2016 expressive art created through a unique homecare program called HIV Homecare Outreach Patient Engagement (H.O.P.E), which is made possible through a District of Columbia Department of Health grant.The collaborators of HIV H.O.P.E. launched the program to provide homecare visits for HIV-infected patients at risk for falling out of…

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Research Trials Aimed at Improving Care for Burn Patients

The research team at the Firefighters’ Burn and Surgical Laboratory at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is helping to test the effectiveness of an investigational device called ReCell® by Avita Medical that enables clinicians to harvest skin cells from small sections of a patient’s own healthy donor skin, yielding a potential treatment for skin regeneration in a burn injury area up to 80 times the size of the piece of donor skin.

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MedStar Health’s newest healthcare facility opens in Brandywine

MedStar Health opened its newest healthcare facility July 19 in Brandywine, Md. The community-based healthcare center, at 13950 Brandywine Road, will serve Prince George’s and Charles counties.

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