Based on new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 65% of moms-to-be in the United States have not received vaccinations for the flu and whooping cough. Pregnant women are a high-...
Measles vaccine legislation is now on Gov. Jay Inslee's desk. He has expressed support for limiting exemptions such as the one in the bill, which would eliminate Washington state parents' ability to...
It's scary to think about, but an infection during pregnancy, whether the flu or a urinary tract infection, appears to increase a child's risk of being diagnosed with depression or autism. ...
Getting in shape can be tough, and for new parents, it can be a frustrating process. Kristina Katrel, a Seattle mom of two, is navigating how to exercise as she feels like she can't do everything she...
It's still flu season, and Washington state is also now facing a measles outbreak. Kristina Adams Waldorf, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington School of Medicine,...
It's the question many ask: Is there a safe amount to drink during pregnancy? A new study published in Advances in Pediatric Research suggests the answer is no. Susan Astley Hemingway, professor of...
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...
A bill in Washington's Legislature would require private stem-cell clinics to post signage warning prospective clients that the therapy offered therein lacks scientific evidence and FDA approval. The...
(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...
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Student Jeannie Nguyen, participating in UW’s International Health Opportunities Program, delivered her first baby at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Photo courtesy of Jeannie Nguyen