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September 17, 2018

The Federal Drug Administration recently proclaimed an epidemic of vaping among young people and gave the five largest e-cigarette manufacturers 60 days to produce plans to stop underage use of their products.

September 18, 2018

Perhaps the only upside of America's opioid crisis is that more donor organs have become available.  Remarkably, though, kidneys from these cases are frequently declined by transplant candidates whose lives might be saved or greatly improved by

September 17, 2018

A study published Sept.

Vaping
September 16, 2018

Teens are taking to vaping in epidemic proportions to breathe in nicotine vapors, says the Federal Drug Administration.

September 7, 2018

The picture for those who study teen suicides is getting darker, according to national statistics.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that suicide ranks second behind unintentional injury as the cause of death among children

August 24, 2018

The Global Burden of Disease study is ongoing research that provides global health estimates and examines worldwide, national, and regional trends for death and disability from major diseases, injuries and risk factors.

August 22, 2018

In this TIME magazine article by Lisa Lewis, UW Medicine's Dr.

Dr. Rivara notes that many high schools have 3D printers.
August 14, 2018

Dr. Frederick Rivara, UW Medicine's chief of general pediatrics, talks about why allowing 3D printing of guns is a bad idea.

August 17, 2018

Sudden cardiac arrest can come without warning. But a simple, inexpensive test can often detect a heart condition before a young athlete collapses on the field or on the court, says Dr.

August 17, 2018

Seattle is leading the statistical push toward older first-time moms. In this article, Dr.

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