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How does the US rate of gun violence deaths compare with other countries'? | NPR
Why is it that the U.S. is among the top 30 countries in the world with the highest rates of deaths from gun violence? Vin Gupta, an assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the UW School of Medicine, is quoted.
NPR  !UWitM  2019  natl  Gupta.Vin  UW:Medicine  guns 
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UW graduates new physician assistants in Spokane class | Spokane Public Radio
About 30 new physician assistants graduated Thursday from Gonzaga University, becoming the 21st class of physician assistants trained by the University of Washington in Spokane.
Spokane.Public.Radio  !UWitM  2019  regl  Gonzaga.UW.Partnership  UW:Medicine 
yesterday by uwnews
Can climbing trees replace preparing for tests? | The New York Times
Nature-based preschools are becoming increasingly popular. But what are they, and are they effective? A 2012 UW study is referenced.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2019  natl  UW:Medicine  Department:Pediatrics 
2 days ago by uwnews
Opinion: Cannabidiol confusion — lofty promises and barriers to research | Stat News
"As cannabis researchers, we work in a field whose unknowns could positively or negatively affect the health of millions of Americans. But the U.S. government’s decades-long prohibition of cannabis research forcefully limits what we might learn," write the UW's Beatriz Carlini, a research scientist at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Dr. Gregory Carter, clinical assistant professor of family medicine, and Nephi Stella, professor of pharmacology.
Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2019  natl  Stat.News  opinion.analysis  Stella.Nephi  Carter.Gregory  Carlini.Beatriz  UW:Medicine  Department:Family.Medicine  Department:Pharmacology 
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Recovery Beyond program helps people work through homelessness and addiction by getting them to scale mountains and explore the outdoors | The Seattle Times
Recovery Beyond is a Bellevue-based organization founded in 2011 that helps people working through addiction and homelessness move toward recovery by introducing them to backpacking, hiking or summiting 10,000-foot mountains. Dr. Andrew Saxon, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Saxon.Andrew  !UWitM  2019  UW:Medicine  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  regl  Seattle.Times 
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Editorial: Tap know-how to prevent firearm deaths | The Seattle Times
"This month’s heartbreaking mass shootings have re-energized calls for Congress to strengthen gun control and regulation. Dishearteningly, proposals for how to do so appear to be cleaving largely along entrenched party lines," writes The Seattle Times Editorial Board. Dr. Eileen Bulger, a UW Medicine professor of surgery, is quoted.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2019  Bulger.Eileen  UW:Medicine  Department:Surgery 
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Pregnant moms who breathe dirty air have children with lower IQs, study finds | KQED Science
A new study focusing on mothers who breathe soot-laden air adds to a growing body of research into how air pollution affects cognitive development. Dr. Catherine Karr, professor of pediatrics at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Pediatrics  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2019  regl  KQED  Karr.Catherine 
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The mountain climber who became an abortion provider | The Stranger
Dr. Sarah Prager, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UW, thought she'd climb mountains for a living. But while volunteering at Planned Parenthood, she decided to give up professional mountaineering and become an abortion provider.
The.Stranger  !UWitM  2019  regl  Prager.Sarah  Department:Obstetrics&Gynecology  UW:Medicine 
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Binge drinking can be a especially dangerous for seniors | KOMO News
Binge drinking — having five or more alcoholic beverages at one time — is typically associated with college students and young adults. But new research shows it's also a problem for seniors: More than 10% of those over age 65 binge drink. Dr. Wayne McCormick, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
KOMO  !UWitM  2019  regl  McCormick.Wayne  UW:Medicine 
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Trump team hits brakes on law that would curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs | NPR
Five years after Congress passed a law to reduce unnecessary MRIs, CT scans and other expensive diagnostic imaging tests that could harm patients and waste money, federal officials have yet to implement it. A UW study from 2010 is referenced.
NPR  !UWitM  2019  UW:Medicine  natl 
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Milestone for UW Medicine | KING 5
UW Medicine just performed its 1,000th lung transplant. Dr. Michael Mulligan, UW professor of surgery, is interviewed.
KING  regl  !UWitM  2019  video  Department:Surgery  UW:Medicine  Mulligan.Michael 
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UW Medicine milestone | KIRO 7
UW medicine recently performed its 1,000th lung transplant. Dr. Michael Mulligan, UW professor of surgery, is interviewed.
KIRO  regl  video  !UWitM  2019  UW:Medicine  Mulligan.Michael  Department:Surgery 
5 days ago by uwnews
Marijuana use during pregnancy | KOIN 6
Researchers at the University of Washington are studying women who are already using pot early in pregnancy. At six months, their babies will have brain scans to be compared with infants whose moms didn't smoke marijuana.
KOIN  marijuana  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2019  regl  video 
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Pregnancy and pot | KATU
Marijuana use during pregnancy has doubled in the U.S., according to a survey. Researchers from the UW are focusing on infants' brains and the potential effects.
KATU  !UWitM  2019  regl  video  marijuana  UW:Medicine 
5 days ago by uwnews
How to clean your home's air | KHQ
The smoke from wildfires makes makes it hard for people to breathe. Air quality in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene continues to dip back and forth between moderate and unhealthy. Dr. Cora Sack, a pulmonary specialist at UW Medicine, is interviewed.
wildfire  !UWitM  2019  regl  video  KHQ  UW:Medicine  Sack.Cora 
5 days ago by uwnews
How wildfire smoke affects our lungs | KXLY
The haze of wildfire smoke is a common sight in August and it can worsen symptoms in people who already have respiratory issues. Dr. Cora Sack, a pulmonary specialist at UW Medicine, is interviewed.
KXLY  !UWitM  2019  regl  video  UW:Medicine  Sack.Cora 
5 days ago by uwnews
Opinion: The rapid pace of medical research benefits everyone | Puget Sound Business Journal
"Until recently, the time between a seminal scientific discovery and the application to improve clinical care was estimated to be 30 years. Multiple technological advances are dramatically accelerating the application of medical research, and the benefits of 'translational medicine' have the potential to impact all areas of human disease," writes Dr. Paul Ramsey, the CEO of UW Medicine.
Puget.Sound.Business.Journal  !UWitM  2019  regl  opinion.analysis  Ramsey.Paul  UW:Medicine 
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How a revolutionary technique got people with spinal-cord injuries back on their feet | Nature
Electrical stimulation has promised huge gains for people with paralysis. Now comes the hard part — getting beyond those first steps. Chet Moritz, a rehabilitation medicine researcher at the University of Washington, is quoted.
Nature  Moritz.Chet  !UWitM  2019  natl  UW:Medicine 
5 days ago by uwnews
Many children born premature remain behind on vaccines by age 3 | US News
Preemies often lag behind full-term babies in getting routine vaccinations -- and the difference remains at age 3, a new study finds. Dr. Annika Hofstetter, a UW assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted. [This HealthDay News story appeared in multiple outlets]
!UWitM  2019  natl  US.News  Hofstetter  Annika  Department:Pediatrics  UW:Medicine 
9 days ago by uwnews
Cancer-fighting startup Neoleukin merging with Aquinox in $40M deal, 8 months after UW spinout | GeekWire
Vancouver, B.C.-based Aquinox Pharmaceuticals is set to buy Neoleukin Therapeutics, a Seattle startup that launched out of the University of Washington just eight months ago. The startup is one of many to launch out of the Institute for Protein Design, led by UW biochemistry professor David Baker.
!UWitM  2019  regl  GeekWire  Department:Biochemistry  Baker.David  UW:Medicine  Institute.Protein.Design 
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