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.
An advance directive, or living will, is routinely recommended for patients facing serious illness. Most health directives, however, fail to cover the common scenario of Alzheimer’s disease. In the...
UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s will be part of the expansion of the National Institutes of Health Undiagnosed Diseases Network, the NIH announced today, Sept 24. The two Seattle institutions...
Doctors and patients should do a better job of talking to each other about cognitive problems and the potential diagnosis of dementia, says Barak Gaster, a primary-care physician at UW Medicine and...
Is it true that vaccinations increase antibodies and provide herd immunity? Vaccinations work by training the body’s immune system and increasing protective antibodies. Vaccines teach the immune...
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Pediatric nurse practitioner Barb Moravec with young male patient at the Pediatrics Clinic at Harborview. Medical Center Credit: Clare McLean
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A physician with young child at Valley Medical Center's Highlands Clinic.
The guideline for pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines specific actions for healthcare providers to improve care. Dr....
It's best for patients to express concerns about memory problems to their doctor early on, before symptoms become worse. Their doctor can either rule out a medical problem or put into motion...
Seattle-area as parents found that, even with a doctor’s prescription, EpiPens were difficult or impossible to purchase in south King County just before the school year’s start. Local pharmacies that...