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Patient getting blood pressure reading
January 4, 2019

It may seem harmless to not be entirely forthcoming with your doctor, but the health consequences could be huge. A recent study conducted by researchers from Midd

January 1, 2019

‘Tis the season of declaring the most newsworthy developments in science and medicine for 2018. Several journals, academic associations and news organizations annually prepare lists of the year’s influential advances.

Woman using neti pot
December 11, 2018

After a woman died from brain-eating amoeba that likely came from improper use of a neti pot, doctors are reminding people to use safe water if they choose to rinse out t

December 8, 2018

If you’ve endured a colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer, the following may surprise you.

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November 14, 2018

"We see firearm injuries here every week.

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November 8, 2018

With the passage of I-1639, voters have made Washington's gun laws among the strictest in the nation.

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October 30, 2018

With a little planning, UW Medicine nutritionist Judy Simon says, parents can avoid potential sugar-fueled meltdowns on Halloween.

October 30, 2018

The Oct. 27 slayings of 11 people in Pittsburgh are raising anxieties among many people.  Feelings of sadness and vulnerability can be overwhelming, said UW Medicine psychiatrist Doug Zatzick.

salt shaker
August 24, 2018

A recent global study from McMaster University finds that low-salt diets might not be that great for you after all, if you're healthy. Judy Simon,

July 25, 2018

Much has been made about the fact that genetic information that people agree to submit online helped lead police to a suspect in a long unsolved crime, involving the so-called "Golden State Killer." Less reported is the fact that two people in t

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