New hope for fetal alcohol syndrome shown in study

By Pam Sowers

August 13, 2004

Research by University of Washington Professor Ann Streissguth shows that people diagnosed with either fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or fetal alcohol effect (FAE) are more likely to escape social and relationship problems if they are diagnosed early in life and raised in a stable and nurturing environment.

UW center to explore link between oceans and human health

By Pam Sowers

April 23, 2004

Algal blooms in Puget Sound and off the coast are increasingly producing domoic acid, which can sicken and – in high enough doses – kill humans, other mammals and birds when they eat fish or shellfish contaminated with the toxin. These toxic blooms will be the focus of a new national research center – the Pacific Northwest Center for Human Health and Ocean Sciences – at the University of Washington.

Kayla Burt to speak at UW Open House

By Pam Sowers

April 13, 2004

Kayla Burt, former UW women’s Husky basketball player, will speak at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at the University of Washington Health Sciences Open House. Burt will talk about her sudden cardiac arrest on New Year’s Eve 2002, when her friends and Medic One saved her life.

Learn about health, medicine and science at UW Open House

By Pam Sowers

April 6, 2004

More than 65 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest in research and technology in health sciences and medicine at the University of Washington Health Sciences Open House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 24.

Pilot project begins to enable easier access to contraceptives

By Pam Sowers

February 26, 2004

The UW School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are conducting a study to determine the feasibility of screening and prescribing birth control medication to women in pharmacies, rather than in visits to a doctor or clinic.

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