If you travel abroad, try to avoid stray dogs. Travel-medicine experts say that, although rabies is rare, a bite could expose you to the infection. A bite or scratch requires treatment immediately...
Dr. Erin Dillon-Naftolin, a UW Medicine psychiatrist working at Seattle Children’s, discusses teen anxiety and depression—what’s behind it and the proven methods of treating it.
(Download video, script and still images) In medical parlance, a stroke whose origin is unknown is called "cryptogenic." It's the type of stroke that Val Stewart sustained at age 36. She describes...
(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...
This year Washington state joined 33 other states in the nation by passing a breast density notification law, which requires radiologists to tell women when their mammograms indicate dense breast...
Heidi Combs, medical director of inpatient psychiatry at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, says anxiety is the No. 1 reason people come to primary care. She also says there is an increase in...
Research published this week in JAMA reports anew that a daily aspirin, long recommended as a preventive measure against clotting for people with heart ailments or increased risk for stroke, also...
UW Medicine partnered with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to bring a mammogram van to Mary's Place, a Seattle day center for women and children. Anita Kennedy, a patient who got out of drug...
In December, the American Heart Association reported a brow-furrowing finding: 10 percent of people who take statins discontinue the drug on their own because of perceived negative side effects. One...
Flu season is underway, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC monitors and analyzes several indicators that signal the start of the flu season. Those criteria were met in the week...