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June 19, 2018

A new UW Medicine study strongly associates the use of intravenous heroin – in particular the black tar variety popular in the Pacific Northwest – with an untreatable kidney disease that often leads to dialysis and death.

June 18, 2018

Alaska Daily News reporter Annie Zak covered the findings of a recent health assement of gillnetters in Cordova, Alaska, the area known for Copper River salmon fishing.

June 27, 2018

About 30 years ago, doctors started putting implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in patients who had survived a sudden cardiac arrest.

June 11, 2018

Although not usually deadly, the injuries among people who clean for a living can leave the workers with chronic and lifelong pain. 

June 14, 2018

Why are suicide rates on the rise?

June 7, 2018

Scientists have developed an inexpensive blood test to predict a pregnant woman’s due date and possibly identify women who are at risk of giving birth prematurely. Here Dr.

June 13, 2018

UW Medicine genome sciences researcher R.

June 18, 2018

3-D printing has made clear its benefit to medicine: Models that show, in exact dimension and orientation, a patient's tumor or blood-vessel mass or failing aortic valve can enable surgeons to plan approaches and anticipate complications. 

June 6, 2018

In a personal health column for The New York Times, Jane Brody discusses the state-by-state study on disease produced by IHME and interviews IHME Director Christopher J.L. Murray.

June 7, 2018

New, higher-quality assemblies of great ape genomes have now been generated without the guidance of the human reference genome.

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