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April 20, 2018

UW Medicine announced today that it will open a new 12-bed voluntary psychiatric inpatient unit at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in the fall of 2019.  In the same timeframe, the 10-bed psychiatric unit at UW Medical Center will close a

April 18, 2018

While older drivers as a group have a relatively high rate of car crashes, few validated tools exist to evaluate an individual’s crash risk and to help older adults make the life-altering decision to give up their car keys.

April 12, 2018

At any given time, thousands of people in the United States are taking part in clinical trials – proving grounds for novel medical therapies and devices.

April 10, 2018

The risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, was significantly higher in people who had experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than with people who had no history of TBI, according to one of the largest studies to date on that association.

April 10, 2018

The years of life lost in Washington due to opioid-use disorders increased more than 400 percent over the past 26 years, according to the most extensive state-by-state U.S. health study ever conducted.

April 4, 2018

The Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington School of Medicine has been awarded $11.3 million from the Open Phi

April 3, 2018

Airlift Northwest, the first medical air-transport provider in Southeast Alaska, this month began carrying two units of packed red blood cells and two units of plasma on its aircraft based in Juneau.

March 29, 2018

Genetic sequencing of tumor DNA may be simpler and better than the multiple tests now used to check for Lynch syndrome in colorectal cancer patients.  

March 27, 2018

Professors Christopher Murray and Alan Lopez, co-founders of the groundbreaking Global Burden of Disease Study, will receive the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.  It is one of the world’s most esteemed prizes for health research. 

March 16, 2018

A report on archaic DNA in the genomes of modern people, published March 15 in Cell, expands the understanding of human origins. 

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