When the chance of treating cancer through a bone marrow transplant relies on strangers, it can be scary. According to Be the Match, Caucasians have a 77 percent chance of finding a match through the...
Having trouble sleeping? If you use your phone around your bedtime, that could be why. Electronic devices emit blue light. It's part of any bright, white light, like the sun. Ashley McCain, a UW...
Did you know that a Level I Trauma Center provides total care for every aspect of a serious injury, from prevention through treatment and rehabilitation? The only Level 1 Trauma Center that covers...
Dr. Erin Dillon-Naftolin, a UW Medicine psychiatrist working at Seattle Children’s, discusses teen anxiety and depression—what’s behind it and the proven methods of treating it.
(Downloadable video, script) Medical scientists are trying to understand how brain cells try to fend off invading viruses. Recently they have learned that a self-destruct trigger found in many...
(Download video, script and still images) In medical parlance, a stroke whose origin is unknown is called "cryptogenic." It's the type of stroke that Val Stewart sustained at age 36. She describes...
When do video games cross the line from a fun diversion to a mental health disorder? Patricia A. Areán, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of...
Adults forget the value of laughter, says Tita Begashaw. "Adults laugh about 30 times a day, children 300 times a day. Go back! Act like a child!" Begashaw exhorts co-workers and patients at her...
(Downloadable video) David Yamashita talks about his mother, Patty, who died by suicide after suffering from mental illness. The video is one of the real-life stories incorporated into a six-hour...
The Seattle Times recently chronicled lifesaving measures provided to two patients at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The patients likely would have died, doctors say, without the use of an ...