Starting April 27, all UW Medicine faculty and staff must wear masks on clinical sites. Masking at all times will reduce exposure and transmission, especially from individuals who are infected but...
UW Medicine is rolling out a new masking policy that expands the use of masks to staff beyond those who provide direct care to COVID-19 patients. That includes employees in departments such as...
Get your flu shot now, especially if you're healthy. Dr. John Lynch, medical director of infection control at Harborview Medical Center, explains the idea of "herd immunity." "The more people who get...
Strokes usually occur in people over 65, but recent headlines about Luke Perry and John Singleton show they can occur much earlier. That's something one Western Washington man knows. About halfway...
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...
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...
Heather Tick, a professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the lead author of a consortium pain task force white paper calling for a reform...
With the season of giving upon us, this is a story about a baby, a miracle and the gift of life from a member of the Army’s special forces who gave part of his liver to his nephew, which saved his...
Patient Paul Hamilton discusses his recovery after transplant surgery involving a "liver in a box" device.