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May 6, 2014

Health sciences digest: Drug pricing uproar, antioxidant dangers

The latest news from the UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine:   What price for a cure? The economics of drug pricing The uproar against the $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, generic name sofosbuvir, may signal a turning point in drug pricing in the United States.  Purchasers appear to be pushing back and saying, “No.”

Social workers can help patients recover from mild traumatic brain injuries

More than a million people are treated for mild traumatic brain injuries in U.S. hospitals and emergency rooms each year. A University of Washington researcher has found that a 20-minute conversation with a social worker has the potential to significantly reduce the functional decline of those diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury.

April 30, 2014

Stem cell therapy regenerates heart muscle in primates

Regenerative medicine researchers successfully attempted stem cell therapy to repair damaged heart muscle in non-human primates.

April 29, 2014

Health Digest: Infant immunization, worker memorial, malaria and AirCare

Health Digest is a selection of recent news and features from the UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine.

April 24, 2014

Roger Roffman chronicles society’s long struggle with pot in ‘Marijuana Nation’

Roger Roffman, UW professor emeritus of social work who has studied marijuana dependence interventions for 30 years, talks about his new book, “Marijuana Nation: One Man’s Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization.”

April 22, 2014

Health Digest: ‘One Health,’ OB-GYN comments, labs study ‘green’-ness

Health Digest is UW Today’s round-up of news stories from UW Health Sciences.

News digest: Burke-Gilman detours, Honor: McCarthy, provost town hall, Honors: Sutton and Loveland, Green UW

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.

April 15, 2014

Health Digest: Sleep and cancer, bioethics, and lead contamination

Health Digest is UW Today’s round-up of news stories from UW Health Sciences, compiled by News and Information.

April 7, 2014

President Young announces Medical Education Advisory Council membership

UW President Michael K. Young has announced the appointment of an Advisory Council on Medical Education Access and Affordability,

March 26, 2014

UW School of Medicine launches “Next Generation WWAMI” in Spokane

The UW School of Medicine plans to establish Spokane as the center of an effort called “Next Generation WWAMI.”

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