Across the nation, concussion protocols are in place to guide student athletes' safe return to sports participation. But no clear guidelines exist for students' appropriate return to the classroom....
Most youth soccer leagues will not introduce purposeful heading to kids until they are at least 11, but there isn't a standardized way to teach the technique. Dr. Sara Chrisman, a pediatrician with...
When temperatures drop and electrical power fails from too much demand or from downed lines, don't bring a generator into the house to power portable heaters. Small gas engines, camp stoves, charcoal...
Keeping kids in a dark room, or "cocoon therapy," after a concussion is no longer what's recommended due to research that shows it can actually prolong concussion symptoms. Kim Harmon, professor of...
A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. That’s why every second counts when someone is injured in a disaster or a mass shooting, especially because emergency services...
Harborview Medical Center regularly conducts emergency drills to ensure staff are prepared for influxes of patients during disasters. Watch how it would respond to a massive chemical spill or other...
Dr. Stephen Morris, UW Medicine emergency medicine physician at Harborview Medical Center, responded to Hurricane Harvey in Houston last year to help with patient care. He reflects on what he...
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....
Less than a year ago, an auto external defibrillator saved 43-year-old Joy Cruz, who had suffered a heart attack while playing soccer. His last memory of that event is that everything in his vision...
Harborview Medical Center's Emergency Department is treating about a half-dozen flu cases a day, heralding the start of flu season, said Dr. John Lynch, a UW Medicine infection-control specialist.