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Girls frequently play soccer through concussion, study finds

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.

UWMC grants wish for seriously ill teen interested in NICU nursing

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.

Expectant mother stays hopeful through breast 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.

UW Medicine helps first patients sign up for Health Benefit Exchange

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.

Cognitive rehabilitation improves brain function in cancer survivors

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

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

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.

Falling from windows is serious risk for small children

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

Airlift Northwest will station a Turbo Commander aircraft in Juneau

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