prevention

picture of an aspirin bottle, from above
January 24, 2019

Research published this week in JAMA reports anew that a daily aspirin, long recommended as a preventive measure against clotting for people with heart ailme

Tissues, cup, glasses on a nightstand
December 31, 2018

Flu season is underway, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC monitors and analyzes several indicators that signal the start of the flu season.  Those criteria were met in the week ending Dec. 15. 

January 24, 2019

A study published this week in JAMA examines data from 13 clinical trials testing the effects of aspirin, and shows that people who took a daily aspirin had

picture of a syringe containing flu vaccine
September 19, 2018

After last year’s rough flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and doctors are recommending that people get their flu shots early. Dr.

June 25, 2018

A major study has found that medicines used to treat diabetes in adults are not effective on youth. Researchers say the finding is disturbing because type 2 diabetes among youth is a growing problem.

March 31, 2018

A UW Medicine research effort to design therapeutic glasses that children can wear to try to prevent myopia is reported in this month's

picture of woman wiping her nose after sneezing
October 9, 2017

(Downloadable video for web and broadcast, and broadcast script)  Dr. John Lynch gives guidance about protecting yourself from the annual influenza threat.

August 24, 2017

Dr. Eric B. Larson, 70, knows about aging well. He rides his bike to work (16 miles round-trip). He plays piano and belongs to a book club.

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