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...
If you travel abroad, try to avoid stray dogs. Travel-medicine experts say that, although rabies is rare, a bite could expose you to the infection. A bite or scratch requires treatment immediately...
(Downloadable video soundbites) Dr. Robert Tessler discusses findings from a study of terrorist acts in the United States and other select industrialized nations between 2002 and 2016.
(Downloadable video for web and broadcast, and broadcast script) Dr. John Lynch gives guidance about protecting yourself from the annual influenza threat. Lynch is medical director of infection...
Mark Drangsholt has run 150 sprint triathlons, and needs to manage nagging overuse injuries to keep competing. UW Medicine sports-medicine specialist Mark Harrast offers tips to aging athletes who...
"We see firearm injuries here every week. They're exceedingly common, and they're heartbreaking," says Eileen Bulger, UW Medicine's chief of trauma at Harborview Medical Center and professor of...
With the passage of I-1639, voters have made Washington's gun laws among the strictest in the nation. In part, it raises the legal age to buy a semi-automatic rifle to 21 and requires safe storage of...
Dr. Frederick Rivara, UW Medicine's chief of general pediatrics, talks about why allowing 3D printing of guns is a bad idea. First, it would allow individuals who have been banned from having...
After last year’s rough flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and doctors are recommending that people get their flu shots early. Dr. John Lynch, medical director of infection control at...
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...