Independence Day

In 2020, UW Medicine performed 42 finger amputations and two full-hand amputations because of fireworks injuries sustained around July 4.
July 2, 2021

Fireworks are set to fly once again this Independence Day weekend. Medical professionals hope their warnings will steer you clear of permanent injuries. Their July Fourth mantra is to celebrate safely.

Lisa Brandenburg is the president of hospitals and clinics at UW Medicine.
July 1, 2021

Hospitals tend to be busy places during the summer. Add in a spell of historically hot weather, and the number of people needing care increases dramatically.

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