Clinical Care

May 17, 2018

My patient, Jeanne (not her real name) was almost embarrassed to mention that her insulin cost $300 for a single vial that lasts about five days. That’s more than $21,000 a year. Did I have any ideas that might help? 

picture of Eugene Yang
May 17, 2018

Since the American College of Cardiology issued blood-pressure recommendations last November, it’s been a puzzle to decide which threshold to aim for. Cardiologists will say 130/80. Other organizations suggest 150/90 or 140/90.

May 14, 2018

Pharmaceutical companies have increased costs of some medications to such an extent that citizens are getting prescriptions filled abroad.  A vial of insulin that Adam Kozie once bought for about $50, with insurance, now costs more than $140, he

To find out exactly what pollen might be causing your symptoms, allergy specialists recommend testing.
May 14, 2018

Warmer weather means that trees, flowers, and grasses are blooming and sprouting – and with that, allergy season. This can mean misery for people allergic to all the pollen floating through the air.

May 9, 2018

Though anxiety disorders are the cause for many office visits, not all primary care physicians and internists recognize them, Dr.

May 4, 2018

Each week, dozens of health care providers from rural Washington connect via video conference to a panel of specialists in Seattle with the hope of combating the opioid crisis statewide.

May 4, 2018

People in chronic pain are some of the most difficult patients to treat. They have complex circumstances that medicine can’t always remedy. Pain can be amplified, by depression and anxiety, genetics and quality of life. 

April 30, 2018

She took one hit of heroin and “ended up dead for a few seconds,” recounted UW Medicine psychiatrist Richard Ries, describing a patient.  Years later, though, the woman got married and returned to college.

April 26, 2018

"Some allergies are more prevalent indoors or outdoors, so that might be a hint as to what you might be allergic to," said Dr. Jay Patel with UW Medicine. "So typically tree, grass and weed pollens affect you when you're outdoors.

April 24, 2018

Baseball player Danny Farquhar is recovering after surgery for a ruptured brain aneurysm, which he sustained during a game April 20.  An aneurysm is a weak, bubble-like area on a blood vessel. 

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