UW Today

January 20, 2014

Girls frequently play soccer through concussion, study finds

girl soccer player

Serious risks are associated with continuing game play immediately after incurring a concussion, yet University of Washington researchers found that many young female soccer players do just that.

December 17, 2013

UWMC grants wish for seriously ill teen interested in NICU nursing

Samantha in NICU

Samantha’s dream career is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nursing. One day last week the nurses in the UW Medical Center NICU warmly welcomed her to their world of caring for babies and their families.

October 18, 2013

Expectant mother stays hopeful through breast cancer

Sarah and her mom UWMC beast cancer

Sarah Lien and her mother Barbara Hawkins were both diagnosed with breast cancer as young women. Sarah is modeling her mother’s optimistic approach to the disease while awaiting the birth of her own daughter, Elizabeth.

October 2, 2013

UW Medicine helps first patients sign up for Health Benefit Exchange

health exchange enrollment

Yesterday was a historic day for health care coverage in the United States. UW Medicine was ready to assist patients in signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010.

September 19, 2013

Cognitive rehabilitation improves brain function in cancer survivors

A study participant takes the Stroop test.

A new study shows that cancer survivors who experience memory and thinking problems may benefit from cognitive rehabilitation.

September 10, 2013

New Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium is a game-changer for all athletes

antogravity treadmill

This week the newest UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center opened its doors to the community at Husky Stadium. A public open house is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19.

July 18, 2013

Falling from windows is serious risk for small children

Windows opened on a hot Seattle afternoon.

A few safety measures can help those with young children at home reduce the chance of window falls.

April 12, 2013

Airlift Northwest will station a Turbo Commander aircraft in Juneau

pt transport from jet

The new Turbo Commander aircraft will allow the medical transport service to reach more people living in outlying rural areas of Southwest Alaska.