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February 27, 1998

International dental symposium to focus on caries and periodontal disease

New knowledge about caries and periodontal disease and its impact on daily dental practice will be examined during the Third Washington Dental Service Foundation Distinguished Professorship Symposium, May 21 and 22, at the Four Seasons Olympic Hot el in Seattle.

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February 26, 1998

It’s emotional abuse, not vicious beatings, that often spurs women to leave battering husbands

Despite the pain and bruises inflicted by punching, kicking and worse mayhem, it is the scarring left by an emotionally abusive husband that is more likely to trigger a battered wife’s decision to leave her spouse.

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February 24, 1998

Nobel Prize-winner, acclaimed science photographer kick off UW Center for Nanotechnology

Nobel Laureate Steven Chu of Stanford University and acclaimed science photographer Felice Frankel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be keynote speakers at a March 6 seminar to formally kick off the UW Center for Nanotechnology.

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Pilot study explores how people seek information on the Web

News and Information

A pilot study to be conducted by University of Washington faculty could help them learn how individuals seek information on the World Wide Web. The research will be one of the first in-depth studies of how people use the Web.

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February 23, 1998

University of Washington physicians comprise more than half of the “Best Doctors” in Western Washington

Physicians from University of Washington-affiliated hospitals in Seattle — University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center — and the University of Washington School of Medicine constitute more than 50 percent of the Western Washington doctors in the latest regional listings of The Best Doctors in America.

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February 20, 1998

Husband’s willingness to be influenced by wife, share power are key predictors of newlywed happiness, stability, UW study shows

According to a study published in this month’s Journal of Marriage and the Family. Active Listening techniques may fall on deaf ears where the success of a marriage is concerned.

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UN ambassador to speak at UW Feb. 23

News and Information

William Richardson, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, will hold a “town meeting” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 in 210 Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.

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February 19, 1998

For fifth straight year U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Washington as top primary-care medical school

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

For the fifth straight year, the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine ranks as the nation’s top primary-care medical school in U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of graduate and professional schools.

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February 13, 1998

Understanding obesity: Knowledge of weight control leading way for future treatments

PHILADELPHIA — Exercise and diet play an important role in weight regulation, but the true key to weight control lies in understanding and identifying personal quirks in the biological system.

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El Nino expected to shrink spring snowpack, may reduce water supply

Though you wouldn’t guess it by looking at current conditions, snowpacks in the Cascade Mountains are likely to fall significantly below normal levels by late spring, which may affect water supplies, fisheries, agricultural operations and hydroelectric plants which depend on the runoff, University of Washington researchers predict.

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