Virtual reality (VR) is emerging as a therapy in a variety of medical fields, and is now being used to control pain. SnowWorld, a VR game, was developed by UW Medicine Drs. Hunter Hoffman, a research...
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will test whether using a "smart" water bottle will cause people to drink more water, therefore go to the bathroom, and cause fewer recurrences of kidney...
If you have ulcerative colitis (UC), chances are you’ve heard of (and may even use) probiotics. But you may not have heard of probiotics' counterpart, prebiotics.
Do you really need to drink two-and-half gallons a day, like the New England Patriots' quarterback says he does on football Sundays? GQ asked experts, including Dr. Jonathan Harper of UW Medicine.
Sepsis is a cascade of organ failure which can be nipped in the bud if health care workers know it's ramping up, but that's often not easy to do.
MarJoe Davidson woke up one night last winter at her island home and found she was unable to get out of bed. When her spouse saw that her mouth slightly drooped and her left side was not moving, she...
Washington doctors say they plan to do more to prevent gun-related injuries and deaths, including asking patients whether they own guns and screening them for risk of using a gun in suicide.
In New Mobility: Life Beyond Wheels, writer Ian Ruder chronicles the rise to fame of Portugal. The Man and Eric Howk, the band's guitarist. Howk had been considering joining the band in 2007, when a...
The walls along the hallways of the University of Washington School of Medicine's surgery department are lined with portraits of (mostly) white surgeons. One artist/nurse decided to change the...
Someone in the United States loses a limb every three minutes. The recovery process is as much about regaining mental strength as physical strength, and a Harborview Medical Center support group has...