Much news of late has focused on the benefits that children realize from immunizations. There are important vaccines that older adults should be aware of, too. John Lynch, medical director of...
If you've started to sniffle and sneeze, it might be because allergy season is here. It can start in Seattle around mid-February with tree pollen. Those who are more susceptible to grass and weed...
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.
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...
Warmer weather means that trees, flowers, and grasses are blooming and sprouting – and with that, allergy season. This can mean misery for people allergic to all the pollen floating through the air....
(Downloadable video soundbites and b-roll) The smoke-filled air that has enveloped Seattle for several days makes breathing especially difficult for people with asthma and other lung conditions, says...
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...
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...
As hepatitis A outbreaks are declared across the nation, including here in Washington state, what can you do to prevent infection? A vaccine is one of the most effective ways. Hepatitis A is a...
The haze of wildfire smoke in the skies has become a common sight in late summer. Dr. Coralynn Sack, a UW Medicine pulmonologist, says her patients complain of worsened symptoms when smoke is in the...