Commentary/Opinions

April 8, 2020

NEJM paper relates survey respondents' candid expressions of distress and admiration, among other emotions.

April 2, 2020

"This is about how to talk in the era of crisis-care standards," says author Anthony Back, a UW Medicine oncologist and palliative-care specialist. 

Man giving himself insulin
February 18, 2020

More than 25% of diabetics in the United States are rationing their insulin supply because of costs, a recent study found. Type 1 diabetics need the medication to survive.

Man vaping in hallway
October 25, 2019

A rash of vaping-related deaths and injuries has alarmed physicians and public health officials. Scientists and physicians are still discerning what may be multiple causes to the deaths and injuries.

Firearm and bullet casings
August 5, 2019

Following a deadly weekend, there are nationwide calls to address these mass shootings. However, firearm violence happens every day.

July 3, 2019

Names that label certain cancer risk genes as sex- or organ-specific can dissuade people who need to be tested, according to Nature commentary.

infographic on measles transmission
March 5, 2019

As the measles outbreak continues to grow in Clark County, Washington, and other cases emerge globally, Kristina Adams Waldorf, a UW Medicine obstetrician, is warning people susceptible to measles to avoid traveling to those areas.

candy aisle at store
February 12, 2019

The figure is shocking: On average, a 10-year-old child has consumed 18 years' worth of sugar, based on recommended daily allowances.

Milk poured into a glass
January 25, 2019

If you've been in the grocery store recently, you may have noticed that the aisle of non-dairy beverages continues to grow, with soy milk, almond milk, and even pea milk and oat milk.

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

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