Four climbers were rescued this week from Mount Rainier, and their experience illustrates one risk of climbing in spring and summer. They became stranded after encountering high winds on their trek,...
With higher-than-expected temperatures in Seattle and along the West Coast this week, doctors say it's important to be vigilant about how your body is feeling. Dr. Stephen Morris, an emergency...
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...
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(Downloadable video and script, and still images of patient) On July 17, 2017, a UW Medicine team performed the first-ever catheter-based surgical laceration to replace a failing artificial aortic...
(Downloadable video and b-roll of tourniquet application) Dr. Eileen Bulger discusses being prepared for natural disasters and responding to an emergent situation in which someone is bleeding badly....
A provocative study and accompanying commentary published recently in The Lancet has drawn rebuttals from cardiologists. “I think the conclusions drawn in the Lancet’s editorial are overstated,”...
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 ...
Hopefully, as Valentine’s Day nears, you aren't feeling brokenhearted. Perhaps surprisingly, though, broken heart syndrome is an actual medical condition. It's a form of cardiomyopathy, or a...
During assessment of a hip injury, patient Debbie Davis was found to have a failing aortic valve. But a congenital abnormality made the typical valve-replacement approach risky, and the impending hip...