June 12, 2014
Health Sciences News Digest
Recent news from the UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine
Students dive into knotty issue: high-use patients
In the United States, 5 percent of patients account for 50 percent of healthcare utilization. UW health sciences students are working together to better understand the factors that make some patients high-utilizers of healthcare, and what can be done to better coordinate services for these patients.
Seafaring Neolithic humans colonized Europe
Genetic studies of modern European populations are helping scientists trace the migration of Neolithic peoples out of the Middle East and into Europe.
Communal cycling linked to more head injuries
Safety experts are concerned about the rise in city bike share programs that don’t offer helmets.