Clinical Care

May 20, 2019

First the Food and Drug Administration halted sales of mesh used for transvaginal procedures in the United States.  A week later, Johnson &

Robotic surgery
May 22, 2019

Diana Davis was preparing for a family vacation when she found out she had liver cancer caused by hepatitis C. At first, doctors thought she would need a liver transplant.

Karen working in the garden
May 13, 2019

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones' density and strength are reduced.

May 9, 2019

The heat is forecast to ramp up today, and Dr. Jennifer Gardner has one message for Northwesterners who will hike or be by the water: Keep sunscreen at hand, and use more than you think you need.

Athlete holding knee in pain
May 7, 2019

Tearing the ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, in the knee is an injury common to sports participants.

Golfer
April 16, 2019

It's been called a "medical marvel" in news headlines. Tiger Woods was dealing with back spasms and pain, going through three operations before he underwent an anterior lumbar interbody fusion, a procedure he said gave him his life back.

April 8, 2019

It became apparent at least 15 years ago that gastric bypass surgery, designed to help people lose weight, also puts type 2 diabetes into full remission in most cases. Patients’ glucose levels can normalize almost immediately.

March 26, 2019

It’s a function of age, mostly, when an aortic valve starts to fail.

Nurse giving a flu shot
March 21, 2019

As warmer weather rolls in, you might expect flu season to bid adieu until next fall.  But each year is different, and the signs that typically herald the end of a flu season have not yet appeared, says John Lynch, medical director of infection

Birch tree pollen
March 19, 2019

If you've started to sniffle and sneeze, it might be because allergy season is here. It can start in Seattle around mid-February with tree pollen.

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