Picture of Dr. Margaret Green administering a penicillin allergy test
February 14, 2019

When receiving medical care for infections, some people have resisted penicillin and related antibiotics because of a presumed allergy. According to a recent report, th

November 19, 2018

An estimated 30 million passengers are expected to funnel through the nation’s airports during the week of Thanksgiving.

September 27, 2018

Rationale is disappearing for surgery to be the conventional medical response to cases of uncomplicated appendicitis.

September 26, 2018

The lack of new antibiotics is among the most critical challenges facing medicine. Researchers have been on the hunt for new drugs to combat "superbugs" that cannot be penetrated by current antibiotics.

February 5, 2018

The first clinical trial of a new drug designed to protect humans’ hearing will involve a compound developed at the University of Washington.

Scientists at the University of Washington and Kenya Medical Research Institute are working to discern whether antibiotics could help prevent thousands of child deaths from diarrheal disease. 

For more than 130 years, surgery has been the standard approach to appendicitis.

Physicians from 10 Washington state hospitals will collaborate on a large-scale pragmatic trial that aims to discern whether antibiotics are

Every year, about 300,000 people undergo an appendectomy in the United States. An emerging trend in Europe is to treat the condition with antibiotics alone rather than with urgent surgery.

Clinical guidelines conflict on testing teens and adults whose symptoms point to a possible strep throat.


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