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November 13, 2018

It was supposed to be a routine six-month checkup after a mastectomy for breast cancer.  When the nurse came back with blood work results, she looked worried. Mary Wimer’s cancer hadn't came back, but her diabetes had been discovered. 

November 7, 2018

Travis Nelson, clinic chief of the University of Washington’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry, has been named acting chair of the UW School of Dentistry’s 

November 6, 2018

After giving birth, perhaps the last thing most moms likely want to ponder is their vaginal microbiome.

October 24, 2018

Doctors and patients should do a better job of talking to each other about cognitive problems and the potential diagnosis of dementia, says Barak Gaster, a primary-care p

October 19, 2018

The battles against child mortality and HIV/AIDS have seen some gains in the last five years, but the fight to combat less fashionable health issues, such as tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases, is still struggling.

October 18, 2018

Mental disorders are among those topics that get swept under the rug. People don’t like to talk about it. Governments don’t want to fund research, treatment and social services.

October 17, 2018

A study published this week reflects that more patients than ever who need aortic-valve heart repair are doing so via a catheter instead of open surger

October 11, 2018

Late last week the FDA approved making Gardasil 9, the vaccine to protect against human papillomavirus, available to women and men up to age 45.

October 11, 2018

The newly appointed chair of the UW School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics will also serve as the associate dean of the UW medical school and as senior vice president/chief academic officer for Seattle Children's.

October 10, 2018

During surgery, anesthesiologists monitor and manage patients to ensure they are safe and breathing well. But they can’t always predict when complications will arise. 

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