News Releases

May 23, 2018

Patients with low-back pain are better off seeing a physical therapist first, according to a study of 150,000 insurance claims.

May 23, 2018

Joost Snijder, who studies molecular machinery in viruses and microorganisms, will receive the 2018 Heineken Young Scientist Award in the Medical/Biomedical Sciences.  The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences  announced today that Snij

May 20, 2018

The patient in front of the doctor is breathing heavily, sweating and her heart is racing: classic signs of sepsis.

May 19, 2018

A rare genetic disorder in which people are overcome suddenly with profound muscle weakness is caused by a hole in a membrane protein that allows sodium ions to leak across cell membranes, researchers at the University of Washington School of Me

May 18, 2018

Editor's note: Elmore described her own cancer-misdiagnosis experience in this video

May 17, 2018

An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system. 

May 17, 2018

Sixty-three percent of firearm-owning households in Washington state do not store their firearms locked and unloaded, according to research led by the University of Washington School of Public Health.

May 9, 2018

KING COUNTY, WA—Drug and alcohol use caused the deaths of 379 King County residents in 2017, an increase from 348 in 2016, according to two new reports published today by Public Health – Seattle & King County and the University of Washington

May 4, 2018

People in chronic pain are some of the most difficult patients to treat. They have complex circumstances that medicine can’t always remedy. Pain can be amplified, by depression and anxiety, genetics and quality of life. 

May 1, 2018

Among more than 230,000 cardiac patients who had sustained a heart attack or undergone one of two common heart procedures, only 16 percent participated in a formal exercise program after their hospitalization – despite the program’s demonstrated

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