asthma

March 15, 2018

A UW Medicine surgeon performed a landmark procedure this week, implanting tiny steroid-releasing devices in a patient’s sinuses to reduce the recurrence of nasal polyps. It was the device’s first West Coast deployment and the third such U.S.

girl with asthma
March 5, 2018

The UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reports that asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease worldwide.

picture of smoky sky in Seattle, caused by recent fires
September 5, 2017

(Downloadable video soundbites and b-roll) The smoke-filled air that has enveloped Seattle for several days makes breathing especially difficult for people with asthma and other lung conditions, says UW Medicine pulmonologist Joshua Benditt.

September 4, 2017

The smoke-filled air that has enveloped Seattle for several days makes breathing especially difficult for people with asthma and other lung conditions, says UW Medicine pulmonologist Joshua Benditt.

August 7, 2017

Usually, clear blue skies mark the end of summer in the Northwest. But not this year.

The University of Washington School of Public Health was awarded more than $4.7 million Wednesday by the National Institutes of Health to investigate how the environment influences neurodevelopment and asthma risk in children.

They began as physicians’ assistants, so to speak – searchable, cross-referenced databases of drugs, drug interactions and prices, pill identifiers, dose information and the like.
 

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