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
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.
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.
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.
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.