Hemochromatosis — also called iron overload syndrome — is the most common genetic disease in the United States, affecting approximately 1 in 300 people. If caught at an early stage, patients with hemochromatosis can live a normal, healthy life. A new clinic to help identify and treat hemochromatosis has opened at University of Washington Medical Center.
Surgical Dynamics today announced that it will establish the Surgical Dynamics Endowed Chair for Spine Research at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Treating older men with testosterone may help improve spatial and verbal memory, according to a small study conducted at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Being overweight later in life does not pose a significant risk to your health, according to findings of a comprehensive study published in the April 1998 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. On the contrary, it appears that weight loss is far more unhealthy in those 65 and older.
Whether by productivity or by salary, the way in which primary care physicians are compensated in medical groups does not appear to affect the cost or amount of health services for patients
New knowledge about caries and periodontal disease and its impact on daily dental practice will be examined during the Third Washington Dental Service Foundation Distinguished Professorship Symposium, May 21 and 22, at the Four Seasons Olympic Hot el in Seattle.
The School of Dentistry, in partnership with the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, has established a new program to provide dental care for patients affected by ectodermal dysplasias.
Many former workers at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state may be affected by asbestos, beryllium and noise pollution exposure that occurred during their employment.
People who are resistant to the hormone leptin may become obese due to difficulties receiving bloodborne messages that tell their brain to reduce food intake or burn off excessive weight.
Surgical students soon will be able hone their skills with simulators that for the first time present a realistic feel of performing surgery thanks to a research project under way at the University of Washington. The project also could improve patient care by leading to the development of instruments that enhance surgeons’ sense of touch.