wildfires

Doctor checking on pediatric patient
September 14, 2020

While the most apparent symptoms of wildfire smoke are coughing, shortness of breath, sore throats, and red eyes, your ears can also become irritated.

September 15, 2020

“It’s all the same system,” said Dr. Albert Merati, a UW Medicine otolaryngologist.  “Things that irritate your nose or throat would also irritate your ears.”

Smoky view of the Space Needle
September 8, 2020

Powerful winds have spread smoke from wildfires in Eastern Washington across the the state. Take care of your lungs by reducing your exposure to this unhealthy air. 

Sun shrouded by smoke
September 3, 2019

The haze of wildfire smoke in the skies has become a common sight in late summer.  Dr. Coralynn Sack, a UW Medicine pulmonologist, says her patients complain of worsened symptoms when smoke is in the air. 

picture of person wearing breathing mask amid smoky air
August 21, 2018

Dr. Coralynn Sack, a UW Medicine physician specializing in lung problems, talks to reporters Aug.

Smoke from a wildfire
July 25, 2018

Smoke is in the air from Oregon wildfires. Whether the smoke arrives in Puget Sound from Oregon or somewhere else, people should be aware when unhealthful pollution is in the air and they should do something about it, says Dr. Joel Kaufman.

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