Gastric bypass surgery grows riskier in senior years

By Pam Sowers

October 27, 2005

Among patients who are insured by Medicare, the risk of early death after bariatric surgery, sometimes known as gastric bypass surgery, is considerably higher than has been suggested by previous research.

Drug deaths rising in King County

By Pam Sowers

July 21, 2005

Drug-involved deaths increased by more than a third in 2004, due primarily to cocaine, heroin, prescription opiates and prescription and over-the-counter depressants, according to the latest report on drug abuse trends in the Seattle-King county area.

Warfarin response related to one gene, UW researchers show

By Pam Sowers

June 2, 2005

UW researchers have discovered that genetic variations may influence how individuals respond to a common coumarin-based anticoagulant called warfarin, according to an article published in the June 2 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

$13 million grant funds clinical research training

By Pam Sowers

October 21, 2004

Translating the latest advances in research into better health care for the average patient is challenging: the explosive growth of biological knowledge and technology currently moves very slowly, if at all, into the health care practitioner’s office and into the community.

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