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Using Sunscreen or sunblock will protect you from a sunburn, but it could also keep you looking young longer.
July 23, 2021

A fountain of youth of sorts might be hiding in your bathroom cupboard.

The UW Medicine Virology Research Clinic is one of 12 sites in the country launching an NIH-sponsored trial for COVID-19 booster doses.
July 12, 2021

UW Medicine is launching a trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. 

July 12, 2021

With variants becoming the new dominant COVID-19 strains around the world, a UW Medicine trial will test the safety and effectiveness of booster vaccine shots for fully vaccinated people.

Masks can help: doctor say NIOSH-approved N95 respirators can provide protection against wildfire smoke, if worn correctly.
July 14, 2021

With several large wildfires burning across the Pacific Northwest and Washington under both a drought emergency proclamation and a state of emergency due to high risk of more fires, we should all be prepared on how to deal with wildfire smoke.

Experts say encouragement could help sway young American adults toward COVID-19 vaccinations.
July 6, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines have been available for nearly seven months in the United States, with most adults eligible for their vaccinations since the spring.

In 2020, UW Medicine performed 42 finger amputations and two full-hand amputations because of fireworks injuries sustained around July 4.
July 2, 2021

Fireworks are set to fly once again this Independence Day weekend. Medical professionals hope their warnings will steer you clear of permanent injuries. Their July Fourth mantra is to celebrate safely.

Lisa Brandenburg is the president of hospitals and clinics at UW Medicine.
July 1, 2021

Hospitals tend to be busy places during the summer. Add in a spell of historically hot weather, and the number of people needing care increases dramatically.

Mask mandates and social distancing restrictions are being dropped in parts of Washington state and across much of the United States.
June 28, 2021

Fifteen months after the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns quieted our offices, cleared our streets and shuttered our social lives, the reopening movement is hitting full speed.

Staying hydrated is the best defense against heat-related illnesses, according to UW Medicine doctors.
June 25, 2021

The Pacific Northwest is heating up this weekend, with a rare visit into triple digit temperatures in the forecast. UW Medicine's emergency care system is eq

Harborview Medical Center treats about 50 children per year for injuries sustained from window falls
June 23, 2021

Opening a window can feel like a necessity to keep your family cool during a hot summer day, but it’s often a formula for danger in the Pacific Northwest.

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