A United States military service member in uniform.
November 9, 2022

A long-running UW Medicine study of U.S. military service members shows that many who sustained mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) related to combat continue to feel adverse effects for years afterward.

August 11, 2021

The hospital's Level I trauma center is 1 of 7 selected nationwide to expose military responders to gold-standard skills. 

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen greeting a nurse
November 8, 2019

Veterans Day will be as busy as any other at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but the observance of honoring veterans resonates strongly with some hospital staff.

February 14, 2019

Researchers found that the caring texts, among recipients, reduced the chances of a suicide attempt.

November 8, 2018

For years Ben Starnes, a UW Medicine vascular surgeon at Harborview Medical Center, wondered what had happened to the stranger whom his father had helped in a moment of need in 1967.

Troy Reihsen was doing his best to save the injured soldier in front of him.

“You’re going to be OK, buddy, just stay with me,” Reihsen said as he tied a tourniquet on the hemorrhaging right leg, blown off below the knee.

Charles Wilkinson and a small group of scientists are studying whether traumatic brain injury caused by battlefield explosions can damage soldiers’ pituitary glands in ways that cause lasting health prob

Researchers at UW Medicine and the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs healthcare system have begun a study of donated brains of service members to examine for negative outcomes potentially linked to repeated blast injury.

For over 20 years, Col. Grethe Cammermeyer advocated for the rights of gays and lesbians to serve openly in the United States military. She is credited as one of the driving forces behind the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” in 2011.


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