Sue McNeely of Bothell, Washington, hasn't driven since February 10, when she had a stroke in rush-hour traffic on Interstate 405. A state trooper responded and recognized the emergency. McNeely was...
The New York Times recently addressed the topic of people over age 75 taking statins for the prevention of heart disease. Statins, drugs that lower cholesterol, are clearly for the tens of millions...
Eating well and exercising before surgery can improve surgical outcomes in the context of standardized care pathways, even among patients who have extremely serious procedures, according to a study...
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,...
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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.