UW Today

October 27, 2005

Gastric bypass surgery grows riskier in senior years

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.

$3.8 million grant will fund new informatics center

The School of Public Health and Community Medicine has been chosen to receive $3.

July 21, 2005

Drug deaths rising in King County

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.

June 2, 2005

Warfarin response related to one gene, UW researchers show

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.

April 1, 2005

Selected local dentists in five-state region will join in UW research collaborative

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health, is awarding two seven-year research grants totaling $22 million to researchers in the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

UW study shows weight loss reduces markers of inflammation associated with increased risk of heart problems

In otherwise healthy obese women, weight loss is associated with significant decreases in biomarkers associated with cardiovascular risk, according to an article printed in the April 6 edition of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

February 10, 2005

That ‘stomach flu’ might be a norovirus

The party was delightful, the wine was fine, the music was great and the potluck buffet was so tasty that you got back in line twice.

December 6, 2004

A review of the health implications of lead in Seattle School District drinking water

Recent testing throughout the Seattle Public School District revealed that many schools have at least one drinking fountain with lead levels that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency guideline for lead in school drinking water.

December 2, 2004

More exercise, fewer cookies and an AED for his sleigh

“T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

October 21, 2004

$13 million grant funds clinical research training

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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