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January 26, 2018

A study from United Kingdom-based researchers found that mice that sustain a cut during the day heal faster than those similarly injured at night – indicating that mammals’ circadian

January 18, 2018

An advance directive, or living will, is routinely recommended for patients facing serious illness. Most health directives, however, fail to cover the common scenario of Alzheimer’s disease. 

January 17, 2018

Globally 2 billion people are overweight, says a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, based at UW Medicine in Seattle.

January 11, 2018

The New York Times recently addressed the topic of people over age 75 taking statins for the prevention of heart disease.

January 11, 2018

Women who experience common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats appear to have an 18 percent greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a new st

January 10, 2018

What looks like a futuristic fishing rod helps cardiologists see what’s malfunctioning in a patient’s heart.  It’s a diagnostic called transesophageal echocardiography.

January 8, 2018

Favorable interim results have been announced in a small clinical trial of a stem-cell therapy to treat patients with a ra

January 4, 2018

The peak of the flu season has yet to arrive, but already health officials are reporting a spike in flu cases in Washington state and encouraging everyone to get their flu shots. 

January 4, 2018

The UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and UW Radiology Department recently signed an agreement with Cerveau Technologies to use a new chemical compound called MK-6240 in positron emission tomography (PET) scans for assessing neurofibrillary

January 2, 2018

Adults forget the value of laughter, says Tita Begashaw. "Adults laugh about 30 times a day, children 300 times a day. Go back! Act like a child!"

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