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April 17, 1997

UW Health Sciences Open House to feature latest medical advances

See, hear and touch the latest advances in medical teaching, research and patient care at the University of Washington Health Sciences Open House Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at the UW Health Sciences Center, 1959 N.E. Pacific St.

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“TREEmendous Forest Story” is theme for Arbor Day

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Flood waters will rise and fire will befriend the forest when thousands of elementary-school youngsters descend on the University of Washington April 24, 25 and 26.

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April 16, 1997

Race puts UW engineering students up a creek with a concrete canoe

A group of University of Washington civil engineering students will compete April 27 in concrete canoe races on Lake Sammamish.

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April 14, 1997

Gun Ownership and Domestic Violence: A Lethal Combination

Gunshot wounds are the single most common cause of death for women in the home, accounting for 42 percent of suicides and 46 percent of homicides, concludes a study released today.

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University of Washington discovery may point the way to new treatment for hepatitis C cases that do not respond to interferon therapy

Researchers at the University of Washington report in the April 14, 1997 issue of Virology that they may have an explanation for why the currently approved drug treatment for hepatitis C is ineffective much of the time. The drug, recombinant alpha interferon, is ineffective in 60 to 80 percent of cases.

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April 11, 1997

Memorial services scheduled for founding coordinator of medical school’s Spokane programs.

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Dr. Robert Heskett, a pediatrician who in the 1970s established the Spokane programs of the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, died April 9 in Spokane.

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Student oceanographers to experience shipboard research April 16- 18

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Undergraduates with the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography will have a chance this month to learn about shipboard research while gathering data about the waters west of Everett for the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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April 10, 1997

Women with low-risk pregnancies receive fewer obstetrical interventions when cared for by midwives, compared to women attended by physicians

Low-risk patients who choose nurse midwives for their obstetrical care have fewer Caesarean sections, receive less anesthesia, have a much lower rate of episiotomy and incur less expense, compared to similar women who choose physicians for their care.

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Alternative medicine treatment using pulsing magnetic device may offer benefits for some MS patients

A small electromagnetic device thought to help supplement the body’s electrical energy has shown some beneficial effects for patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Washington.

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UW begins study of effects of estrogen lack on women’s heart disease

A study of the effects of estrogen deficiency on body-fat distribution and cholesterol metabolism has been launched by the University of Washington, to determine why and how the risk of coronary artery disease increases in women as they age.

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