prevention

map of COVID-19 infections in Washington state
June 2, 2021

A UW Medicine study is underway to try to characterize the level and spread of COVID-19 across Washington state. The goal is to undersand who has been infected and which population areas have been hardest-hit.

June 1, 2021

Dermatologists find poor representation of Black populations and other people of color in books that would educate kids about sun protection.

picture of Lisa Brandenburg
March 3, 2021

"We currently have approximately 20 COVID-positive patients in our four hospital campus system.

Doctor examining pregnant womans stomach
July 16, 2020

Pregnant women, especially in their last trimester, need to be very guarded to avoid contracting COVID-19, according to new statewide data collected by a group of obstetricians across several hospital systems in Washington.

July 1, 2020

A national partnership, funded by the NIH, will evaluate the use of genomic information in the health care of diverse participants

April 6, 2020

The results of a Seattle study of how a retirement living facility averted a COVID-19 outbreak have implications for public health practice.

April 23, 2020

Artificial intelligence cuts diagnostic times from hours to minutes; imaging researchers see vast opportunities.

October 18, 2019

In light of new data showing increased suicide rates among teens, a UW Medicine psychologist urges prevention awareness.

September 13, 2019

The institute unites basic sciences, clinical research, training and patient care to work to prevent and treat diabetes and its complications.

Dog lying in an alley
July 10, 2019

If you travel abroad, try to avoid stray dogs. Travel-medicine experts say that, although rabies is rare, a bite could expose you to the infection. A bite or scratch requires treatment immediately with a series of vaccines.

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