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Can allergy tablets make your life less miserable? | SELF
Allergies are, frankly, The Worst. Since you settled in to read this story, you’re probably already well aware of that fact. But you might not know that, for a very specific group of people, allergy tablets may help. Taha Al-Shaikhly is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Allergies  Al-Shaikhly.Taha 
5 hours ago by UWMedicine
Meet the doctor whose work led Congress to block gun-research funding | Crosscut
Dr. Frederick Rivara is leading a new effort to study gun violence, decades after his work prompted backlash from the National Rifle Association.
!UWM  Area:HIPRC  gun.violence  Rivara.Fred 
10 hours ago by UWMedicine
Kennewick mother is milestone 1,000th UW lung transplant | Tri-City Herald
For Lindsey Decker, the first indication that something was wrong was when she was 23. She fainted in the street randomly, and when she woke up, her stroller was tipped over and her 7-month-old was crying. Ten years later, the Kennewick mother received two donor lungs at the University of Washington Medical Center.
!UWM  Area:Transplant  lung.transplant  Mulligan.Michael 
yesterday by UWMedicine
Op-ed: Will the sugary-drink tax curb soda sales? | The Seattle Times
Jim Krieger, professor of medicine and health services, is co-chair of the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board. He discusses where millions is being spent and how it's having an impact on healthy food programs.
!UWM  Area:Medicine  Krieger.Jim  soda.tax 
yesterday by UWMedicine
What if aging weren’t inevitable, but a curable disease? | MIT Technology Review
Work of Matt Kaeberlein in Pathology referenced in aging milestones. In 2006, Kaeberlein's lab showed that rapamycin, a drug isolated from soil bacteria on Easter island, can increase the lifespan of yeast cells.
!UWM  Area:Pathology  Kaeberlein.Matt  aging 
yesterday by UWMedicine
A doctor's insights into gun violence and gun laws around the world | Goats and Soda : NPR
Vin Gupta, a critical-care physician with military experience, is a scientist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. He is interviewed by NPR's Goats and Soda on why the U.S. is among the top 30 countries in the world with the highest rates of deaths from gun violence.
!UWM  Area:IHME  Gupta.Vin  gun.violence 
yesterday by UWMedicine
Smart devices detect agonal breathing in cardiac arrest | JAMA Network
Roughly half of people who experience a cardiac arrest demonstrate agonal breathing, a brainstem reflex during severe hypoxia. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle are teaching smart devices to detect this audible biomarker, often described as gasping breaths. Jacob Sunshine is quoted.
!UWM  Area:PainMed  device  cardiac.arrest  Sunshine.Jacob 
4 days ago by UWMedicine
VR catheter puts doctors inside patients' blood vessels | Reuters
Virtual reality headsets could one day be an addition to surgical gowns and face masks in operating rooms, with a new VR-guided catheter that gives surgeons an immersive look inside the human vascular system. Wayne Monsky is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Radiology  virtual.reality  Monsky.Wayne 
4 days ago by UWMedicine
Development to provide aging homeless population with housing, healthcare | Crosscut
As King County’s homeless population ages and grows, shelters, service providers and hospitals are becoming overwhelmed by both the number of clients they serve and the increasingly severe medical conditions those clients face. Harborview is mentioned.
!UWM  Harborview  homelessness  mental.health 
4 days ago by UWMedicine
Local research finds ways to cut opioid use in rural clinics | KOMO-TV
A patient who was taking up to four opioids a day for pain is now not taking any. A program launched by Kaiser Permanente and UW Medicine is making all the difference.
!UWM  Area:FamilyMed  opioids 
4 days ago by UWMedicine
Op-ed: Cannabidiol confusion: lofty promises and barriers to research | STAT
Is that CBD oil doing anything? UW Medicine researchers Beatriz Carlini, Gregory Carter and Nephi Stella say there is no way of knowing because research is not allowed and there are no regulations -- a huge disservice to the public.
!UWM  Area:Alcohol&Drug  CBD  Carlini.Beatriz  Carter.Gregory  Stella.Nephi 
5 days ago by UWMedicine
E. coli strains in healthy women raise risk of resistant UTIs | Reuters Health
Fluoroquinolone-resistant strains of Escherichia coli may persist in the gut of healthy women and subsequently invade the urinary system, researchers say. Evgeni Sokurenko is quoted.
!UWM  E.Coli  bacteria  Sokurenko.Evgeni  Area:Microbiology 
7 days ago by UWMedicine
'Flying ICU' Airlift Northwest back in Wenatchee Valley | KOHO 101.1
Sometimes, during a medical emergency, flight can make the difference between life and death. And now the Wenatchee area has a permanent flying ICU. Airlift Northwest Wenatchee base manager is quoted.
!UWM  Airlift.Northwest  Area:EmergencyMed 
8 days ago by UWMedicine
Neuroscientists discover brain circuitry for persistence | Psychology Today
Study on the neurons behind the science of giving up. Michael Bruchas in anesthesiology and pain medicine and Christian Pedersen in bioenginnering quoted.
!UWM  Area:PainMed  Bruchas.Michael  Pedersen.Christian  addiction  depression 
11 days ago by UWMedicine
Binge drinking can be a especially dangerous for seniors | KOMO TV
New research show more than 10% of those over 65 binge drink. Dr. Wayne McCormick, head of Gerontology at UW Medicine, says alcohol is tough on the kidneys, liver and brain.
!UWM  Area:Geriatrics  McCormick.Wayne  alcohol 
12 days ago by UWMedicine
Scientists use smartphone to control drug delivery to brain | Psychology Today
In a world’s first, scientists announced this week the development of a new, wireless, smartphone-controlled brain device for drug-delivery and optogenetics that works over a long period of time. Michael Bruchas in anesthesiology and pain medicine quoted.
!UWM  Area:PainMed  Bruchas.Michael 
12 days ago by UWMedicine
Vulnerable preemie babies often behind on vaccines | U.S. News
Preemies often lag behind full-term babies in getting routine vaccinations -- and the difference remains at age 3, a new study finds. Pediatrician Annika Hofstetter is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Pediatrics  immunization  preemies  Hofstetter.Annika 
13 days ago by UWMedicine
Blood clots and birth control | Ivanhoe Broadcast News
Marilyn Wightman had 15 blood clots removed from her lungs in January by UW Medicine cardiothoracic surgeon Michael Mulligan. Her blood clots were linked to hormonal birth control.
!UWM  Area:Surgery  Mulligan.Michael 
13 days ago by UWMedicine
The unbearable stress of being in a community under attack | VICE
The life-altering, stressful impacts of ICE raids and shooting massacres don’t end with the events themselves. So how are people attempting to cope under constant threat? Pediatrician Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Pediatrics  immigration  mental.health  Dawson-Hahn.Elizabeth 
14 days ago by UWMedicine
Can you mend a broken heart? Research takes us closer | IFLScience
A groundbreaking new study, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, has shown how transplanted stem cells could be used to help hearts recover from the damage caused by a heart attack and reduce heart failure. Chuck Murry is quoted.
!UWM  Area:ISCRM  heart  stem.cells  Murry.Chuck 
14 days ago by UWMedicine
Rabies is a risk in many foreign countries | KOMO Radio
Getting rabies: It's something most people don't think about when traveling overseas. In some countries, most of the dogs and cats are not vaccinated for rabies. So, if you pet them and they bite you, scratch you or even lick you, you could be infected. Travel medicine clinic director Anne Terry is quoted.
!UWM  Area:PrimaryCare  travel  rabies  Terry.Anne 
14 days ago by UWMedicine
Seattle trauma specialist discusses solutions to gun violence | Q13 FOX News
In 2017, the CDC reports, for the first time, the number of deaths from firearm injuries exceeded that from motor vehicle crashes. Eileen Bulger is quoted.
!UWM  Area:EmergencyMed  trauma  gun.violence  Bulger.Eileen 
14 days ago by UWMedicine
Op-ed: Juul is marketing nicotine addiction right to your kid | The Seattle Times
Dr. Beth Ebel, a pediatrician with the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, delivers a powerful op-ed on the dangers of nicotine and how Juul is seeking 'insidious' ways to market to kids.
!UWM  Area:HIPRC  vaping  Ebel.Beth  op-ed 
15 days ago by UWMedicine
In 1970, Seattle brought lifesaving training out of the ER | The Seattle Times
“Seattle’s Medic One: How We Don’t Die” by Dr. Richard Rapport can be read as an informative account of Seattle’s pioneering public-health services. Rapport focuses on three key players who envisioned, organized and sustained Medic One, naming Drs. Leonard Cobb and Michael Copass.
!UWM  Area:EmergencyMed  Harborview  Copass.Michael  Medic.One 
15 days ago by UWMedicine
The mountain climber who became an abortion provider | The Stranger
When she was younger, Sarah Prager thought she'd climb mountains for a living. Now 48 and living in Wedgwood, she started mountaineering in college and worked as an instructor after she graduated.
!UWM  Area:Ob-Gyn  abortion  Prager.Sarah 
18 days ago by UWMedicine
Why standing often feels harder than running | The New York Times
I’ve been a runner for 25 years and have been practicing yoga for 10. So why do I find it so much less painful to run for an hour than stand for an hour? Victoria Lyon in family medicine is quoted.
!UWM  Area:PrimaryCare  Lyon.Victoria  physical.activity 
18 days ago by UWMedicine
Op-ed: Fix our healthcare system, don’t try to perfect it | The New York Times
Elected leaders should instead get creative and use the convening power of Congress to support innovations that have the potential both to sharply reduce the overall costs of health care and to make it available to more people. Written by Vin Gupta in pulmonary/critical care.
!UWM  Area:Pulmonary&CriticalCare  health.equity  Gupta.Vinay  Area:IHME  op-ed 
19 days ago by UWMedicine
Op-ed: Giving birth at home isn’t irresponsible | The New York Times
When home birth is practiced in the shadows because of fear of recrimination, patients are worse off. We can change this by acknowledging that home birth is a reasonable medical choice, and by licensing midwives for home birth in all 50 states. Written by Ob-Gyn Kate McLean.
!UWM  Area:Ob-Gyn  home.birth  op-ed  McLean.Kate 
19 days ago by UWMedicine
Suicide survivors are telling their stories to combat a national crisis |The Washington Post
Dr. Ursula Whiteside, a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is quoted on how suicide survivors were seen as people to be studied, rather than be partnered with.
!UWM  Area:Psychiatry  Whiteside.Ursula  suicide 
19 days ago by UWMedicine
Marijuana and pregnancy: Here’s what the science says | ParentMap
It’s safest not to use marijuana, tobacco or alcohol while pregnant, says Therese M. Grant, a professor in psychiatry with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.
!UWM  Area:Alcohol&Drug  marijuana  pregnancy 
20 days ago by UWMedicine
How JUUL can affect your health | KXLY-TV (Spokane)
Soundbites of Dr. Beth Ebel with the Harborview Injury and Prevention Research Center are aired on KXLY-TV in Spokane. Ebel says nicotine is an addictive pesticide.
!UWM  Area:HIPRC  Ebel.Beth  smoking 
20 days ago by UWMedicine
Airlift Northwest base opens in Wenatchee | KNDO and KNDU-TV
After a 12 year absence in the Wenatchee Valley Airlift Northwest has returned, proving it's the fastest mode of transportation for medical emergencies in the area.Suzanne Beck, Wenatchee base manager, is quoted.
!UWM  Airlift.Northwest 
20 days ago by UWMedicine
Science just found ‘frustration neurons’ in the brain | Forbes
Forbes covers study published in Cell led by UW Medicine researchers on the science of giving up. Christian Pedersen in bioengineering is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Bioengineering  Pedersen.Christian 
20 days ago by UWMedicine
Medicaid expansion may prevent child neglect, UW study shows | UW Daily
After the expansion of Medicaid in 2014, mandated by the Affordable Care Act, there were 422 fewer cases of neglect per 100,000 children under the age of 6 reported each year in states that expanded Medicaid than in states that did not. The study was published June 14 in JAMA Network Open. Lead author Emily Brown, acting assistant professor of pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine
!UWM  Area:Pediatrics  Brown.Emily  Medicaid 
20 days ago by UWMedicine
Why Bernie Sanders went insulin shopping in Canada with a mom of 8 | Deseret News
Dr. Irl Hirsch, a professor of medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is quoted in story on outrage over insulin costs in the U.S. He wrote in 2018 for STAT that after adjusting for inflation, insulin should cost about $16.50 per vial today.
!UWM  Area:Endocrinology  Hirsch.Irl  diabetes 
21 days ago by UWMedicine
Breastfeeding shouldn't be either-or for residents | Becker's Hospital Review
Jennifer Best, the associate dean for graduate medical education at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is featured in a Q&A on an internal needs assessment of lactation facilities that she found "heartbreaking."
!UWM  Area:SOM  Best.Jennifer  breastfeeding 
21 days ago by UWMedicine
$1M to fund Harborview gun-violence research | The Seattle Times
Scientists at the Harborview Injury and Prevention Research Center have been working on a shoestring budget for years to research the impact of gun violence and look for ways to prevent shootings, suicides and accidental deaths involving firearms. Fred Rivara is interviewed.
!UWM  Area:HIPRC  gun.violence  Rivara.Fred 
22 days ago by UWMedicine
A national fight for patient’s stem cells | KIRO-7 News
People from across the country are demanding to keep control over their stem cells – that could be destroyed by the federal government. This is a result of an F-D-A action against a clinic that’s accused of offering the controversial treatments to patients. Chuck Murry is interviewed.
!UWM  Area:ISCRM  stem.cells  Murry.Chuck 
22 days ago by UWMedicine
Metabolic surgery may help those with type 2 diabetes | KING-5 TV
Roughly 30 million people in the U.S have Type 2 Diabetes. The disease claims 80,000 lives each year. One senior investigator at the UW Medicine's Diabetes Institute is thinking way outside the box about Type 2 Diabetes treatment and getting impressive results. David Cummings is featured.
!UWM  Area:Metabolism  diabetes  Cummings.David  weight.loss 
25 days ago by UWMedicine
Keep closer tabs on the sweetened beverage tax | The Seattle Times
Jim Krieger, a clinical professor of medicine and health services at the University of Washington and co-chair of the 11-member Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board, said the board has requested information on beverage tax revenues.
!UWM  Krieger.Jim  soda.tax 
26 days ago by UWMedicine
What two sisters with a rare heart condition taught doctors about our genes | KQED Science
Tatiana and Anna Legkiy have LVNC, a rare heart condition. After 11 years, their cardiologist finally knows why. Lea Starita, a research assistant professor of genome sciences, is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Genomics  Starita.Lea  heart 
26 days ago by UWMedicine
New implant could be ‘game changing’ for HIV prevention | Science
Merck & Co. is developing a long-lasting HIV-prevention drug delivered to the body using an implant similar to a contraceptive device. Dr. Ann Collier, professor of allergy and infectious diseases at the UW, is quoted.
!UWM  Area:InfectiousDisease  Collier.Ann  HIV/AIDS 
26 days ago by UWMedicine
Pregnancy tech is ‘the way of the future.’ But do we really want it? | STAT News
Doctors say new technologies have the potential to transform prenatal care. But for all the promise, doctors caution that some direct-to-consumer devices might cause anxiety or unnecessary trips to the clinic — without strong evidence that they offer any real benefits to pregnant women. OB-Gyn LaVonne Simmons was quoted.
!UWM  Area:Ob-Gyn  technology  Simmons.LaVonne 
27 days ago by UWMedicine
Synthetic biologists create LOCKR, a protein switch that can build circuits in cells |The Washington Post
Biologists have created a protein unlike any found in nature, with the power to toggle a cell’s functions on and off. David Baker, director of the Institute for Protein Design, quoted.
!UWM  Area:IPD  Baker.David 
27 days ago by UWMedicine
Daily aspirin for heart health: What doctors think you should know | USA Today
Multiple, extensive studies have prompted doctors to rethink their openness to recommending low-dose aspirin every day as a way of preventing heart attacks and strokes in people who don’t have a history of cardiovascular diseases. Eugene Yang is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Heart  aspirin  Yang.Eugene 
27 days ago by UWMedicine
What Is lung cancer’s survival rate? | Yahoo! News
Lung cancer’s grim survival rate, compared with other types of cancer, doesn’t tell the whole story about how any one individual will fare after a diagnosis—or about the efforts underway to improve prognosis and provide new hope for patients and their loved ones. Rafael Santana-Davila is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Oncology  Area:Lung  Santana-Davila.Rafael 
28 days ago by UWMedicine
Meet the Seattle engineer behind the Apollo 11 spacesuit | KING TV
Dr. James Joki, an obstetrician with Northwest Hospital, was a NASA engineer before becoming a doctor. KING TV interviews him on his role in developing the Apollo 11 spacesuit.
!UWM  Area:Ob-Gyn  NASA 
28 days ago by UWMedicine
Brain simulation promised a decade ago hasn't succeeded | The Atlantic
Ten years ago, a neuroscientist said that within a decade he could simulate a human brain. Spoiler: It didn’t happen. Neuroscientist Adrienne Fairhall is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Neurosciences  Fairhall.Adrienne  Area:Physiology 
28 days ago by UWMedicine
Who should get the HPV vaccine? Recommendations keep changing | Vox
When the HPV vaccine came on the market in 2006, the CDC recommended it for females ages 11 to 26. Over the years, that recommendation has broadened dramatically, and for good reason. There’s more and more evidence that the shot protects against the human papillomavirus, and prevents cervical, anal, and other cancers. Linda Eckert is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Ob-Gyn  HPV  Eckert.Linda 
28 days ago by UWMedicine
UW expert: The best way to treat opioid addiction | KIRO Radio
Treating opioid addiction as a medical condition is emerging as the best way to combat the opioid crisis, according to one expert who spoke with KIRO Radio. Joe Merrill was interviewed.
!UWM  Area:PainMed  opioids  Merrill.Joe 
28 days ago by UWMedicine
EPA allows pesticide linked to developmental issues in children | ABC News
The Environmental Protection Agency is not banning a pesticide linked to developmental issues in children, despite years of calls to pull it from use, saying further study of its effects is needed. Catherine Karr, a pediatric environmental medicine specialist, is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Pediatrics  pesticide  Karr.Catherine 
28 days ago by UWMedicine
What you should know before taking cold medicine to help you sleep | HuffPost Life
Nate Watson, co-director of the UW Medicine Sleep Center, said over-the-counter cold medicines can impair coordination, increasing the risk for a nighttime fall.
!UWM  Area:Sleep  Watson.Nathaniel 
29 days ago by UWMedicine
Cell-based fish: 4 important facts everyone should know | Forbes
Forbes says that plant-based meat and lab-based meat are poised to disrupt the meat industry. Laura Madden, a tissue engineering expert, who worked in Dr. Buddy Ratner's lab at UW Medicine, is profiled.
!UWM  Ratner.Buddy  Area:Bioengineering  Area:ISCRM 
29 days ago by UWMedicine
Potentially unsafe bike helmets widely available online | NBC News
Buy a bike helmet and you probably assume it meets all the required government safety standards for protecting your head. But that’s not necessarily the case, if you shop online. Fred Rivara is quoted.
!UWM  Area:HIPRC  trauma  bicycles  Rivara.Fred 
29 days ago by UWMedicine
Autism risk — Majority of autism risk resides in genes, study suggests | Spectrum
bout 81 percent of autism risk comes from inherited genetic factors, according to an analysis of more than 2 million children from five countries, published in JAMA Psychiatry. Tychele Turner, senior research fellow in Evan Eichler's lab, is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Genomics  Eichler.Evan  autism 
4 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Addressing cultural and religious barriers to water safety | American Academy of Pediatrics
Anisa Abrahim, a pediatrician at Harborview Medical Center, says all children should learn to swim by age 1. But many don't because of cultural or religious exceptions to dress. She talks about success of single-gender swim hours in Seattle.
!UWM  Area:Pediatrics  Abrahim.Anisa 
4 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Tips on handling a teen driver | Radio MD
Brian Johnston, professor of pediatrics at UW Medicine, offers great advice on how to help a teen driver.
!UWM  Area:Pediatrics  Johnston.Brian  teens 
4 weeks ago by UWMedicine
With sobering center closed, King County dropping homeless people off in ERs | The Seattle Times
Dr. Steve Mitchell, medical director at Harborview’s Emergency Department, said the average cost of a bed per night in Harborview is $2,000, while at the sobering center it was $68.70.
!UWM  Area:EmergencyMed  Mitchell.Steve  Harborview 
4 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Can you ever be friends with your former therapist? | SELF
Anna Borisovskaya with the Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is quoted. She says it would be hard to be friends with a patient.
!UWM  Area:Psychiatry  Borisovskaya.Anna 
5 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Why stem cell clinics are becoming the 'Wild West' of medicine | WQAD
Dr. Chuck Murry has worked on regenerating heart muscle with stem cells for 20 years. He says some private clinics are taking people's money.
!UWM  Area:ISCRM  stem.cells  Murry.Chuck 
5 weeks ago by UWMedicine
How overeating changes our brains to make it harder to diet | Discover
Garret Stuber, in anesthesiology and pain medicine, is the senior author of a new investigation published in the journal Science that highlights a group of cells potentially responsible for overeating.
!UWM  Area:PainMed  Stuber.Garret  obesity 
5 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Fearing hepatitis A among homeless, county expands vaccinations | The Seattle Times
Fears of an outbreak of a highly contagious disease have prompted King County to expand free hepatitis A vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness. Dr. John Scott is quoted.
!UWM  Area:InfectiousDisease  hepatitis  Scott.John 
5 weeks ago by UWMedicine
There are scarily few high blood pressure symptoms for women | Yahoo! News
There are many ways to measure health, but one stands out as a key to longevity and wellness: blood pressure. While it might seem like a trivial part of your yearly check-ups, the truth is that monitoring blood pressure gives you a quick and clear indicator of how your heart is doing. Nephrologist Suhail Ahmad is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Kidney  blood.pressure  Ahmad.Suhail 
5 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Stem cell clinics: Buyers beware | Ivanhoe News
Chuck Murry, director of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at UW Medicine, warns consumers from going to a stem-cell clinic. Story aired on 20 stations across the country.
!UWM  Area:ISCRM  Murry.Chuck  stem.cells 
5 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Ruling against Florida stem cell company | The Spokesman-Review
A federal judge ruled in favor of the Food and Drug Administration on Monday in a lawsuit against a Florida-based stem cell company whose treatments have blinded at least four patients. Dr. Charles Murry, who chairs the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington, said these types of procedures have no basis in actual science.
!UWM  Area:ISCRM  Murry.Chuck 
5 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Local colleges may be a panacea for rural America’s healthcare gap | Forbes
About 20% of the country’s population lives in a rural area. However, only 9% of the nation’s physicians practice in rural communities. David Patterson, director of the Collaborative for Rural Primary Care Research, Education and Practice and research assistant professor of family medicine at the UW, is quoted.
!UWM  Patterson.David  rural.medicine 
5 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Team sports may help children deal with trauma |The New York Times
A new study suggests that organized sports participation may be helpful for kids who are dealing with childhood trauma. Ashwin Rao, an associate professor of family medicine and director of the sports medicine fellowship at the UW, is quoted.
!UWM  Rao.Ashwin  Area:Sports-Ortho-Health  trauma  children 
6 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Millions of older American own guns; caregivers worry about risk | KBIA (NPR)
Daryl Howard turns 65 in October. He has a Glock .45-caliber handgun stored in his desk at home, but hopes never to use it. “It’s not something that’s taken lightly,” Howard says. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar is quoted.
!UWM  Area:HIPRC  gun.violence  Rowhani-Rahbar.Ali 
6 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Gastric cancer risks due to CDH1 variant likely overestimated | MDalert.com
The cumulative incidence of gastric cancer for individuals with a pathogenic CDH1 variant is lower than previously reported, according to a recent retrospective analysis. Brian Shirts in Lab Medicine is quoted.
!UWM  Area:LabMedicine  cancer  Shirts.Brian 
6 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Gov. Jay Inslee visits Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | KING-5
Gov. Jay Inslee, House Speaker Frank Chopp and Sen. David Frockt hear about efforts to increase access to effective behavioral health services in the state. They heard from residents, saw a demo of telepsychiatry and learned about bringing effective mental health care to rural communities.
!UWM  Area:Psychiatry  telehealth 
6 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Soccer program teaches kids how to reduce concussion risk | Q13 FOX News
When we think about injuries on the soccer field, concussions often come to mind.  Experts say most concussions in soccer come from a collision with the ground or another player and not from actually heading the ball.   That's why researchers at The Sports Institute at UW Medicine launched a pilot program called Aerial, to teach kids how to head the ball properly. Sara Chrisman is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Sports-Ortho-Health  concussion  Chrisman.Sara 
6 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Doctor with grim diagnosis talks about how physicians break bad news | The Seattle Times
After nearly 40 years as an internist, Dr. Ron Naito knew what the sky-high results of his blood test meant. But when he turned to his doctors last summer to confirm the dire diagnosis — stage 4 pancreatic cancer — he learned the news in a way no patient should. Tony Back is quoted.
!UWM  Area:PalliativeCare  patient.care  Back.Tony 
6 weeks ago by UWMedicine
New name of 'King Syndrome' sought for hereditary BRCA mutations | Medscape
The current term of hereditary breast and ovarian (HBOC) syndrome, which is commonly used for individuals with BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations, needs to be changed as it misleading, argues a U.S. researcher. Colin Pritchard and Mary-Claire King are ID'd.
!UWM  Area:Genetics  cancer  BRCA.mutations  Pritchard.Colin  King.Mary-Claire 
6 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Methamphetamine deaths spike in King County | KING-5
The 2018 Overdose Death Report from Public Health — Seattle & King County and the UW’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute found drug and alcohol deaths increased over the last year, from 379 in 2017 to 415 in 2018.
!UWM  Area:Alcohol&Drug  Banta-Green.Caleb 
6 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Drug-related deaths continue to rise in King County
Drug-related deaths have continued to climb in King County, with fatal overdoses involving methamphetamine and fentanyl on the rise, according to Public Health — Seattle & King County. Caleb Banta-Green, interim director of the UW's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Alcohol&Drug  Banta-Green.Caleb 
6 weeks ago by UWMedicine
Lawmakers, doctors and patients voice support for Affordable Care Act | king5.com
Politicians, doctors and patients united Tuesday morning in support of the Affordable Care Act. A lawsuit, set to start next week, could change how the healthcare system operates in America. From Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Senator Maria Cantwell spoke out in defense of a program that will be litigated next week in a US Circuit Court of Appeals.
!UWM  Harborview  affordable.care 
6 weeks ago by UWMedicine
A simple trick for not blowing off your hand with fireworks | KUOW
Fireworks are part of the Fourth of July — and so are fireworks injuries. The state patrol says they happen because people are holding them or standing over them when the fireworks go off. Kari Keys is quoted.
!UWM  Area:EmergencyMed  trauma  Keys.Kari 
6 weeks ago by UWMedicine
UW to become largest psychiatric training program in U.S.
The University of Washington School of Medicine is opening up its psychiatry training program to meet the growing need. Dr. Anna Ratzliff, UW residency program director, is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Psychiatry  Ratzliff.Anna 
7 weeks ago by UWMedicine
More seniors are dying in falls | Kaiser Health News
Older adults worried about falling typically receive general advice: Take an exercise class. Get your vision checked. Stop taking medications for sleep. Install grab bars in the bathroom. Elizabeth Phelan is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Geriatrics  falls  elderly  Phelan.Elizabeth 
7 weeks ago by UWMedicine
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