Is it true that vaccinations increase antibodies and provide herd immunity? Vaccinations work by training the body’s immune system and increasing protective antibodies. Vaccines teach the immune...
When the chance of treating cancer through a bone marrow transplant relies on strangers, it can be scary. According to Be the Match, Caucasians have a 77 percent chance of finding a match through the...
UW Medicine’s transplant team has successfully performed a rare liver transplant to rid a patient of cholangiocarcinoma – cancer of the bile duct. Jere Gianola, 59, of Seattle underwent a five-hour...
In the first year of a new protocol, UW Medicine specialists transplanted 13 patients with donor organs – seven hearts and six livers – from people who had active hepatitis C before they died. “...
"We see patients who have received and are doing well after an organ transplant who might not have lived ... if we had not had this program in place," says Dr. Ajit Limaye. His team oversees UW...
Did you know that a Level I Trauma Center provides total care for every aspect of a serious injury, from prevention through treatment and rehabilitation? The only Level 1 Trauma Center that covers...
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Dr. Kimberly Allison, breast pathology, examines a tissue sample in her office. Credit: Clare McLean
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Pediatric nurse practitioner Barb Moravec with young male patient at the Pediatrics Clinic at Harborview. Medical Center Credit: Clare McLean
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!" Begashaw exhorts co-workers and patients at her...
If you are feeling isolated over the holidays, or if you're surrounded by people, here are tips for emotional stability from Dror-Ben Zeev, a UW Medicine professor of psychiatry and behavioral...