injury prevention

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.

June 23, 2021

Injury-prevention researchers publish a website that highlights three interventions unique to Washington state.

April 2, 2021

Rivara is named the 2021 recipient of the Joseph St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award by the Federation of Pediatric Organizations.

November 12, 2020

Harborview Medical Center and other U.S. hospitals will glow with green light to call attention to efforts to protect children and teens.

Guns
June 29, 2020

The first study examining Washington state's use of ERPOs, or extreme risk protection orders, was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  ERPOs

Firearm and bullet casings
August 5, 2019

Following a deadly weekend, there are nationwide calls to address these mass shootings. However, firearm violence happens every day.

July 16, 2019

Funds will support study of pediatric concussions, suicide, prescription opioids, and falls among seniors. 

May 14, 2019

UW Medicine was instrumental to legislation that sparked nationwide change toward care and protection of young athletes.

Baby in a car seat
April 19, 2019

Washington state's revised car-seat and booster-seat law are now consistent with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

April 19, 2019

Rental scooters may be a convenient way to travel and avoid traffic, but doctors warning that a high volume of riders are ending up in hospital emergency rooms. A study by UCLA researchers found that 40 percent of people who were injured while r

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