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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

UW Medicine research named in several lists of 2018's most newsworthy science, picked by news editors or reader polls.

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

More than one-fourth of survey respondents strongly objected to losing access to the cancer screening late in life, surprising researchers.

picture of Dr. Eileen Bulger in Harborview Medical Centers Emergency Department
November 14, 2018

"We see firearm injuries here every week.

picture of uns
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.

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.

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