injury prevention

Person driving
November 21, 2018

If you're traveling for the Apple Cup football game or another Thanksgiving event, physician Beth Ebel offers guidance about getting there safely, with specific tips for people who will take part in tailgaing parties. 

November 20, 2018

Benzodiazepines, a class of prescription drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia, are often taken with pain-relieving opioids.

picture of Dr. Eileen Bulger in Harborview Medical Centers Emergency Department
November 14, 2018

"We see firearm injuries here every week.

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November 8, 2018

With the passage of I-1639, voters have made Washington's gun laws among the strictest in the nation.

October 2, 2018

School zone speeding violations tend to spike after school breaks, weekends and summer vacation, but automated photo enforcement may help slow down motorists and keep kids safer.

picture of a pedestrian-crossing sign
September 7, 2017

(Downloadable video) B-roll of Seattle street scenes and Dr. Beth Ebel offers tips for parents whose children walk to school:  Talk with your kids about their route, where they choose to cross streets, and the distraction of cell phones.

August 17, 2017

If you plan on watching the total solar eclipse on August 21, you are not alone: An estimated 1 million people (including me) will flock to Oregon, not to me

As the number of bike crashes increases, Consumer Reports looks at the role of bike helmets in protecting against debilitating injury or death.

Finally, Western Washington’s extended summer is giving way to autumn. And with that, ICU nurses are bracing for the predictable increase in falls from ladders and roofs.

By 2030, census data suggests, 20-plus percent of the U.S. population will be 65 or older.

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