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University of Washington cancer specialist Tony Blau hosted an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit. When we last checked, the conversation had grown to more than 400 comments, including this question:

Nearly 30% of the world’s population is either obese or overweight, according to a new analysis of data from 188 nations.

The age-old joke about physicians’ bad handwriting is no laughing matter. An illegible prescription can have dire consequences.

American society has lavished attention for decades on the expansive “boomer” population – its dreams, careers, families, habits, midlife crises and now its retirement.

Chronically homeless, alcohol-dependent individuals might benefit from a new intervention that does not require them to stop or even reduce drinking, according to the results of a preliminary study in Seattle.

Patients who sustain mild traumatic brain injuries can benefit significantly from a 20-minute conversation with a social worker before being discharged from a hospital, according to a recent study led by the University of Washington School of So

Current health-screening recommendations for student athletes comprise an oral history and physical exam, but these indicators are not as effective as an electrocardiogram (ECG) at detecting students at higher risk for sudden cardiac arrest, sug

They began as physicians’ assistants, so to speak – searchable, cross-referenced databases of drugs, drug interactions and prices, pill identifiers, dose information and the like.
 

The United States is one of only eight nations worldwide to experience an increase over the past decade in maternal mortality related to childbirth. Researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington

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