The last time Sean Maloney’s legs worked, they straddled his motocross in midair at the Riverdale Raceways in southwest Washington. Maloney, then 18, launched himself from the earth and landed badly, his life irrevocably changed.

SLIDESHOW: Each year thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of their jobs. Yesterday April 29  the University of Washington commemorated Worker Memorial Day to honor those who died in 2014 from a work-relat

For Andrew Taylor, a molecular biologist and Seattle resident, attending last week’s community conversation about a trauma study to be held at Harborview Medical Center stemmed from an experience in his past.

[12 p.m. 8.20: Update noting that the guidelines were updated and republished in 2012]

People hospitalized with a firearm injury are 30 times more likely to return to the hospital with another firearm injury than people hospitalized for other reasons.

Editor's note: The headline and story have been corrected and clarified to convey that the study's measure was the proportion of head injuries among all bicycle-related injuries in the cities studied.

During the summer, emergency department visits jump by about 20 percent at Harborview Medical Center.

Patients who sustain mild traumatic brain injuries can benefit significantly from a 20-minute conversation with a social worker before being discharged from a hospital, according to a recent study led by the University of Washington School of So


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