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Before he was Dr. William Foege, the University of Washington scientist who helped eradicate smallpox, he was Bill, a mischief-making young man from Colville in northeast Washington. 

Timothy Thornton is using biostatistics to help identify genetic risk factors of the Hispanic population, which is much more diverse than the typically studied European populations. 

In each of the past two years, University of Washington social work professor Karina Walters has spent a little over a week trudging through swampland and battling heat and insects along nearly 70 miles of the Trail of Tears.

From 2008 to 2012, health-care spending in the United States grew just 4.2 percent a year, the slowest growth the country has seen in five decades.

Safe drinking water is often taken for granted. Turn on the kitchen tap in any home in Seattle and out comes water meant to quench our thirst, rinse our fruits and vegetables, and clean our dishes. We don’t think twice about these activities.

UW's Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences hosted a memorial on April 25 to observe Workers' Memorial Day, honoring 64 workers who died in 2013 from a work-related illness or injury.

Some men who take high doses of selenium and vitamin E supplements could increase their risk of aggressive prostate cancer, according to a recent study led by Dr.

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Last year, 97 countries and territories reported transmission of the disease, represented by 207 million cases, according to the World Health Organization.

The UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences has been at the forefront of the sustainability movement – protecting the environment, prioritizing community members' health, and using environmental-health knowledge to bring

Wealthy nations, aid groups, U.N. agencies and other charitable organizations set a record for global health aid in 2013, supplanting national governments as funding sources.


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