UW Today

Department of Pediatrics


September 9, 2013

Nearly half of state’s distracted drivers are texting

texting while driving

In our state, texting on a hand-held device diverts drivers’ attention more than any other distraction.


August 12, 2013

Progress made in linking some forms of epilepsy to genetics

Some of the answers to the causes of epilepsy may be contained in human genes. Above are chromosomes that have been manipulated to have distinctive colors.

Some epilepsy patients who have both seizures and speech abnormalities share something else in common — mutations on the same gene.


July 18, 2013

Falling from windows is serious risk for small children

Windows opened on a hot Seattle afternoon.

A few safety measures can help those with young children at home reduce the chance of window falls.