Unrelated to alcohol, sugar consumption is the root of most liver transplants in young Americans, a recent study shows. Dr. Judy Chen of UW Medicine's Weight Loss Management Center, talks about...
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...
(Download video) Dr. Anne-Marie E. Amies Oelschlager discusses funding cuts proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that would affect 81 organizations nationwide that provide...
One in eight women in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. For women who survive, there’s always concern about the cancer coming back. Scientists at UW Medicine in Seattle are...
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.
Several years ago, during a time of stress, Seattle cabinet maker Michael Barton developed a case of shingles. A sensitive area developed around his armpit and shoulder blade -- on the skin and...
Some 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. Most don't realize that, in doing so, they are changing their microbiomes. “Every time you diet, it’s causing fluctuations in the compositions of...
Sean Murphy, a physician and scientist at the University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine, explains the latest efforts in his lab to develop a malaria vaccine. In mice studies, his...
A recent global study from McMaster University finds that low-salt diets might not be that great for you after all, if you're healthy. Judy Simon, a registered dietitian and nutritionist with UW...
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...