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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

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.

picture of Dr. Eileen Bulger in Harborview Medical Centers Emergency Department
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.

picture of Judy Simon
October 30, 2018

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

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