Adolescent boys with at least one parent in the military are at elevated risk of engaging in school-based physical fighting, carrying a weapon and joining a gang, according to researchers at the University of Washingtons School of Public Health.
Movember—the “mo” stands for moustache—is an international month-long event aimed at increasing awareness of the cancers that men face.
Urology Department Chairman Hunter Wessells, Dr. Bill Ellis, Clinic Manager Nancy Eberhardt and Dr. Tom Walsh are leading a quality improvement project to improve patient and staff satisfaction.
Researchers from Washington state and California found that over a ten-year period, from 1997 to 2007, patients are starting dialysis approximately five months earlier on average.
UW Medicine hosts an open house Saturday, October 1, at a new primary care clinic in the Ravenna neighborhood near University Village.
Greer Gates, 14, isnt your average teenager. She is the youngest UW Medicine donor, for starters. And she calls herself a “CEO” when she describes her jewelry-making business that funds ovarian cancer research at the University of Washington.
Caffeine guards against certain skin cancers at the molecular level, according to a study appearing online August 15, 2011, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Mercy Laurino, a graduate student in the Institute for Public Health Genetics, has had an illustrious career at a young age. She was part of a team -— including collaborators from Seattle Children’s — that helped launch the Pediatric Neurogenetics Clinic at the UW Center on Human Development and Disability in November 2005.
If you try to eat healthier these days, and follow federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans, its likely that youre eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low-fat dairy products. It also means that your grocery bill is increasing, according to University of Washington researchers from the Center for Public Health Nutrition.
UW Medicine health system is proud to be included as a leader in the Healthcare Equality Index 2011, an annual report published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.