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April 14, 2015

UW among select universities to use investigational Medtronic device, advance research into brain activity

Jeffrey Herron reviews a circuit board he designed to allow for wireless and mobile experiments with the Activa PC+S Deep Brain Stimulation system.

Researchers from the University of Washington have teamed up with medical device manufacturer Medtronic to use the Activa® PC+S Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system with people who have essential tremor.


October 31, 2011

Children of deployed military at greater risk of engaging in violent behavior

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.


October 25, 2011

Movember is coming

Movember—the “mo” stands for moustache—is an international month-long event aimed at increasing awareness of the cancers that men face.


October 18, 2011

Urology aims to get ‘Lean, improve patient care

Bill Ellis, UW professor of urology, talks with lean expert Naomi Maxey about the U-FIT project.

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.


October 10, 2011

Chronic dialysis for kidney disease patients now initiated substantially earlier, UW-Group Health-led study finds

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.


September 27, 2011

UW Neighborhood Ravenna Clinic holds open house

Dr. Lucy Hwang takes care of a pediatric patient. Hwang works at the UW Neighborhood Ravenna Clinic.

UW Medicine hosts an open house Saturday, October 1, at a new primary care clinic in the Ravenna neighborhood near University Village.


September 13, 2011

Teen CEO provides stylish support for ovarian cancer research

Greer Gates (center, seated) is all smiles, flanked by KOMO News' Neil Ikeda and Michelle Esteban, and UW Medicine's Liz Swisher.

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.


August 15, 2011

UW Medicine study finds caffeine guards against certain ultraviolet-induced skin cancers at molecular level

Caffeine guards against certain skin cancer, according to a new study from the UW.

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.


August 5, 2011

Around the world, with medical genetics

UW's Mercy Laurino, second from left (bottom row) with colleagues and students from the University of the Philippines -Manila.

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.


August 4, 2011

Consumers who follow federal nutrition guidelines may have higher food costs, UW researchers say

Diets emphasizing vegetables and fruits can be costly for consumers.

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.


August 2, 2011

UW Medicine highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2011

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.


July 21, 2011

Adolescent boys among those most affected by Washington state parental military deployment: UW study

Friends and family members wave goodbye as a military hospital ship departs for a multi-month humanitarian assistance deployment.

A new study from researchers at the University of Washington concludes that parental military deployment is associated with impaired well-being among adolescents, especially adolescent boys.


June 29, 2011

Genetic factor linked to long-term success of leg bypass surgery

Outcomes of bypass surgery to repair blocked arteries in the legs tend to be better in the roughly one-in-five people who have inherited a specific genetic variation from both parents, according to a study presented at the Vascular Annual Meeting in Chicago on June 18.


April 25, 2011

Federal subsidies for child nutrition: More funding is better

Healthy foods contain more whole grains, vitamins and minerals.

A new study from University of Washington researchers found that child-care providers who received higher reimbursements spent more on food, and the food was of higher nutritional quality than the food purchased by providers who received lower reimbursements.


March 14, 2011

UW study finds adolescent alcohol use associated with altered ability to evaluate risk

A new study from researchers at the UW concludes that adolescent alcohol use corrupts decision-making later in life.


January 24, 2011

Higher costs of more nutritious diets contribute to socio-economic disparities in health: UW research

Higher costs of more nutritious diets contribute to socio-economic disparities in health: UW research


November 10, 2010

UW Medicine lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence

UW Medical Center was recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (<A href="http://www.


November 9, 2010

UW Medicine lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence

The Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, lauded UW Medicine for superb performance in its transplant and organ donation programs.


November 4, 2010

UW Medicine health system lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence

UW Medical Center was recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday, November 3, for superb performance in its transplant and organ donation programs.


November 3, 2010

UW Medicine health system lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence

UW Medicine health system lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence


October 21, 2010

Researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder

Dr. Jay Rubinstein (left) and Dr. Jennifer Hsia implant a new vestibular device via microscope at UW Medical Center.

A University of Washington Medical Center patient is the world’s first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere’s disease.


Researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder

University of Washington researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder


October 7, 2010

UW researchers land $24 million in patient-centered research grants

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UW Medical Center nurse volunteers to help in Haiti, rallies co-workers, too

Laura Sawin Brown’s experiences caring for earthquake victims convinced others to join her.


October 5, 2010

UW researchers land $24 million in patient-centered research grants

University of Washington researchers land $24 million in patient-centered research grants


Media advisory: UW Medicine Tumor Vaccine Group holds open house, lab tours

Media advisory: UW Medicine Tumor Vaccine Group holds open house, lab tours


September 30, 2010

From film school to medical school, UW grad pursues his passion

Sean Ackerman’s first movie, <A href="http://www.


August 19, 2010

UW Medicine palliative care program receives funds to care for terminally ill people lacking primary care

UW Medicine’s new program at Harborview Medical Center


Researchers discover genetic link between immune system, Parkinson’s disease

A team of researchers has discovered new evidence that Parkinson’s disease may have an infectious or autoimmune origin.


August 16, 2010

Researchers discover genetic link between immune system, Parkinson’s disease

Researchers discover genetic link between immune system, Parkinson’s disease


August 5, 2010

Retail prices of healthful foods rising, according to UW study

As the federal government prepares to issue its latest guidelines for healthy eating, UW researchers have found retail prices of the most nutritious foods are increasing at a higher rate than other foods.


August 2, 2010

Retail prices of healthy foods rising: UW study

Retail prices of healthy foods rising: UW study


July 28, 2010

Prescription-type opiate overdoses, deaths continue to rise in King County

Prescription-type opiate overdoses, deaths continue to rise in King County


July 22, 2010

UW Medicine backs effort to save lives in schools


“It’s a simple message: AEDs save lives,” said Dr.


Ignoring seat belt law costs Montanans $36 million in health care expenses each year


Sam Miller knows that wearing a seatbelt can make a life or death difference.


July 8, 2010

New medical interns express enthusiasm, get pointers from veterans

Drink coffee.


June 24, 2010

Marriage, home and baby iPad for UW resident

UW medical resident Dr.


May 24, 2010

UW research helps consumers, policymakers identify and access healthy, affordable food

Ensuring access to healthy, affordable foods is a top priority in tackling the obesity epidemic in the United States.


Ignoring seat belt law costs Montanans $36 million in health-care costs

Ignoring seat belt law costs Montanans $36 million in health-care costs


May 13, 2010

Evidence builds for air pollution’s link to heart disease, death

Spending time outdoors during poor air quality days can pose a serious health risk.



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