UW Today

June 11, 2014

Nearly 1 in 8 American children are maltreated before age 18

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By the time they reach age 18, nearly one in eight of American children experience a confirmed case of maltreatment. Co-author Hedy Lee, a UW assistant professor of sociology, says the study shows that child maltreatment is much more common than previously thought.

June 3, 2014

UW Health Digest

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Recent UW health sciences news: E-health in small practices, summer safety, stopping farm worker assaults

May 28, 2014

PTSD treatment cost-effective when patients given choice

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A cost-analysis of post-traumatic stress disorder treatments shows that letting patients choose their course of treatment – either psychotherapy or medication – is less expensive than assigning a treatment and provides a higher quality of life for patients.

May 20, 2014

Health Sciences Digest: Alcoholism in homeless, medical phone apps, aging with chronic disability

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Designing medical apps for your phone, treating alcohol-dependent homeless individuals, and enhancing wellness in older disabled adults are some of the developments at the UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

May 14, 2014

$31M gift will fund early stage UW research by high-tech entrepreneurs

Neil King and graduate student Yu-Ru Lin observe bacterial colony growth at the Institute for Protein Design.

The University of Washington is receiving a $31.2 million gift from Washington Research Foundation to boost entrepreneurship and support research that tackles some of society’s most crucial challenges. The award will fund four interdisciplinary initiatives that seek to advance global innovation in clean energy, protein design, big data science and neuroengineering.

May 13, 2014

Health Digest: Cutbacks jeopardize newborns, safe water, MERS facts

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The costly effects of cutbacks on maternal/child services, assuring a pure water supply, and what you need to know about Middle East respiratory syndrome.

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

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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

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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

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

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