It’s a function of age, mostly, when an aortic valve starts to fail. At the gateway where oxygenated blood leaves the heart, the leaflets of tissue that regulate flow start to act like rusty hinges,...
The line between the human herpes simplex viruses – HSV-1 and HSV-2 – is blurrier than previously thought, according to a new study published this week in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. ...
New findings show how a genetically aberrant, fused protein promotes a rare form of liver cancer in adolescents and young adults. The researchers also saw that a certain mix of drugs could target the...
Operating rooms are a precious resource. They may account for 50 percent of a hospital’s revenues and cost as much as $80 a minute. But figuring out how much time to allot for a surgery is a...
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Dr. Rebecca Peterson hernia surgery at Northwest Hospital Credit: Clare McLean
Shingles is a viral infection that can result in a painful rash and, in some cases, lasting nerve damage. A new vaccine will be available soon, and primary-care clinicians are encouraging older...
(Downloadable video for web and broadcast, and broadcast script) Dr. John Lynch gives guidance about protecting yourself from the annual influenza threat. Lynch is medical director of infection...
Harborview Medical Center's Emergency Department is treating about a half-dozen flu cases a day, heralding the start of flu season, said Dr. John Lynch, a UW Medicine infection-control specialist.
Deborah Fuller, a professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, talks about her research into creating a universal flu vaccine.
Surgical oncologist Venu G. Pillarisetty talks about why resting before surgery is the worst thing you can do. Dr. Pillarisetty is senior author of study published in PLOS One finds that finds...