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.
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.
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.
A UW Medicine surgeon performed a landmark procedure this week, implanting tiny steroid-releasing devices in a patient’s sinuses to reduce the recurrence of nasal polyps. It was the device’s first West Coast deployment and the third such U.S.