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January 8, 2021

The authors note that Washington is the only state to offer three public-safety mechanisms discussed in the Perspective. 

January 4, 2021

Even partial protection of one dose could be enough to slow the spread of the virus, the UW Medicine researchers argue in a paper.

December 21, 2020

Researchers say that emotional pain and chronic pain are related, and painkillers, ultimately, make things worse.

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.

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