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.
A lab takes human stem cells and helps them develop into kidney structures, which can be tested for response to therapeutics that might subsequently help people manage chronic kidney diseases. See...
The UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reports that asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease worldwide. Ali Mokdad, professor global health, said asthma is an expensive...
Frisco, Texas, resident Steve Murphy, 66, was diagnosed last September with Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare skin cancer he’d never heard of. His grim prognosis: 50 percent chance of surviving 90 days...
Imagine your child going back to school and not being able to enjoy favorite activites, like singing, dancing, or running. That was the reality for 8-year-old Alaya Rogers until she took control of...
Smoke from the wildfires in Canada, Oregon and Eastern Washington blanketed Western Washington this week, and it’s been difficult for Jeremiah Brown, 8, who struggles with asthma, to catch his breath...
Warmer weather is here and Washingtonians are venturing outside to run, bike, walk and just sit. Dr. Jennifer Gardner, a UW Medicine dermatologist and melanoma expert, encourages all her patients to...
Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at age 76 was a bit of a shock for Mary Wimer. Her doctor referred her to some diabetes education classes at UW Medicine Northwest Hospital to teach her how to...
When babies transition from the womb to the world, they pick up a population of beneficial bacteria, or microbiome, from their mother’s birth canal that would enhance protections from disease. But in...