Patient – Patient Care

A new exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle will showcase UW Medicine surgeons and surgical training techniques at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

[Editor’s note: UW Medicine writer Brian Donohue visited with Northwest artist David Boxley several times during the six-month totem pole project.

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Former University of Washington football star John Ross relates how he overcame two knee injuries and went on to set the NFL Combine record for the 40-yard dash. He now is projected to be a top-round pick in next week's NFL Draft.

The two women, Laurie Boatsman and Janis Dougan, wanted dearly to give kidneys to their loved ones, but they didn't match as donors.

Two news stories this week address how people experience and manage chronic pain.  A Seattle Times story (link below) discusses the plight of patients who had received treatment at a pain clinic that was shut down last year.

Results of a two-year study have spurred new national dose levels for the 10 most common adult CT examinations.

Every Wednesday at a retirement home in north Seattle, a group of women in their 80s and 90s meet.

As more patients gain access to the results of their X-rays and other radiology studies through hospital web portals, radiologists are likely to have more direct patient contact.


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