opioids

January 8, 2019

Many of the medications UW Medicine anesthesiologist Jacob Sunshine administers to patients have profound effects on breathing, similar to the effect of taking illicit opioids outside of a hospital environment.

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January 4, 2019

Many researchers realize that mice and rats are social and chatty. They spend all day talking to each other, but  what  are they really saying?

January 4, 2019

Many researchers realize that mice and rats are social and chatty. They spend all day talking to each other, but  what  are they really saying?

October 3, 2018

Young people might think everyone drinks alcohol.

September 24, 2018

Two studies from the University of Washington School of Medicine say seeing a doctor may not be the best option if you have low-back pain.

September 18, 2018

Perhaps the only upside of America's opioid crisis is that more donor organs have become available.  Remarkably, though, kidneys from these cases are frequently declined by transplant candidates whose lives might be saved or greatly improved by

May 23, 2018

Though Americans spend an estimated $80 billion to $100 billion each year in hopes of easing their aching backs, the evidence is mounting that many pricey standard treatments — including surgery and spinal injections — are often ineffective and

May 23, 2018

Patients with low-back pain are better off seeing a physical therapist first, according to a study of 150,000 insurance claims.

May 21, 2018

More donor organs have become available due to overdose deaths. UW Medicine’s chief of transplantation surgery Dr. Jorge Reyes talks about the organs’ health, risk of infection transmission, and the surrounding stigma.

May 9, 2018

Mother Jones investigation found that many federally required physician training programs on opioids, including those affiliated with prestigious universities and pro

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