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Gary Goldbaum was motivated to pursue healthcare as a career when he learned that his father, as a young man, had been hospitalized for more than a year with tuberculosis.

UW law professor and former federal prosecutor Mary Fan is pursuing a Ph.D. in public health to better understand how to prevent social harms before the damage reaches the criminal justice system.

Reducing obesity among children. Investing in early childhood programs. Devising strategies to reduce gun violence.

My mother-in-law raised a trio of American Araucana chickens in her Seattle backyard: Egg, Mac, and Muffin.

An interactive “Polio Eradication Game,” played on a carpeted grid like a life-size chess board, may increase public interest in global health, according to a new study fro

Fewer than half of Americans have gotten a flu shot so far this flu season. This might be a bad sign for a season that could be potentially severe, infectious-disease experts said Thursday.

Ebola is hogging the headlines, but people should instead attend to preventing the seasonal flu and other germs waiting for you on bathroom doors, kitchen sponges and work colleagues' hands. 

Chemicals in shampoo, toothpaste and medicines are being detected in surface waters and fish nationwide.

As the news media has reported, West Africa is experiencing an ongoing outbreak of the Ebola Virus. The first U.S.


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