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US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says | CNN
The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study. Caleb Banta-Green of the UW's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
!UWM  opioids  drug.abuse  Banta-Green.Caleb  Area:Alcohol&Drug 
14 hours ago by UWMedicine
Can you actually catch the same cold twice? | SELF
Could you get steamrolled by the illness you just kicked? Infectious disease experts lay out the science behind catching the same cold twice. Story includes lab medicine specialist Alex Greninger.
!UWM  Area:LabMedicine  Greninger.Alex  viruses  common.cold 
16 hours ago by UWMedicine
What if you really do need an opioid? | Bottom Line
While there’s no question that opioid addiction is a serious problem in this country, some patients' circumstances merit these drugs. UW Medicine pain specialist Jane Ballantyne is interviewed.
!UWM  Area:PainMed  Ballantyne.Jane  opioids  addiction 
yesterday by UWMedicine
‘People go to war, they will come back different’ | Q13
Post traumatic stress disorder can affect people who have experienced a shocking, scary or dangerous event. It is common for soldiers to come back from war and experience PTSD. Mental health counselor Jamie Friddle is quoted.
!UWM  Friddle.Jamie  Area:Psych  PTSD  military 
yesterday by UWMedicine
Harborview doctors who served in Army focus mission on patients | KING-5
Two UW Medicine surgeons who served in the Army say the same sense of purpose continues to drive them today. “One of the things we did was go down to the Iraqi hospitals and actually operate with Iraqi surgeons,” said Dr. Benjamin Starnes, a vascular surgeon at Harborview Medical Center.
!UWM  Starnes.Ben  Singh.Niten  military  Area:Vascular 
yesterday by UWMedicine
9 smart questions to ask before getting a tattoo | SELF
So you’re considering a tattoo. Ask your your dermatologist and primary care doctor specific questions before going under the needle. UW Medicine dermatologist Michi Shinohara provides guidance.
!UWM  Area:  Dermatology  Shinohara.Michi  tattoos  psoriasis 
2 days ago by UWMedicine
We know breast density is linked to cancer risk. Now what? | FiveThirtyEight
It’s clear that mammograms are a less effective screening tool for women with dense breasts, but what’s not clear is what women with dense breasts should do. Christoph Lee, professor of radiology, is quoted.
!UWM  Lee.Christoph  breast.cancer  mammogram  Area:Radiology 
6 days ago by UWMedicine
Fertility rates falling around the world | HuffPost UK
Childbirth rates have fallen so much that some countries are facing a “baby bust”, new data suggests. Chris Murray of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation is quoted.
!UWM  Area:IHME  childbirth  global.health 
6 days ago by UWMedicine
Study provides insights on college students' hookups | PsyPost
New research published in the Journal of American College Health has investigated the sexual motivations underlying college hookups. The study found that motives related to pleasure and excitement, along with frequent alcohol consumption. Study author is Jessica Blayney, a resident on rotation in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
!UWM  Area:Psych  sex  college.students 
7 days ago by UWMedicine
Surgeon reunites with man 50 years after family kindness | KING-5
UW Medicine's Chief Vascular Surgeon Dr. Ben Starnes, motivated by a strong memory, wanted to meet the man whom his family helped in 1967. Starnes learned that his dad's act of kindness became a sustaining force for the man during his six years of being a Vietnam War POW.
!UWM  Area:Vascular  Starnes.Ben  military 
7 days ago by UWMedicine
EnChroma glasses won’t fix your color blindness | Ars Technica
The much-touted EnChroma glasses don't help color-blind users see new colors, a new study says; they merely enable people to see the same colors in a different way. UW Medicine color-vision expert Jay Neitz is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Eye  vision  color.blindness 
9 days ago by UWMedicine
New clinic aims to help diagnose rare disorders | Everett Herald
The UW School of Medicine and Children’s received a federal grant to establish a clinic with the aim of diagnosing rare and puzzling disorders. Genetics specialist Gail Jarvik and pediatrician Katrina Dipple are quoted.
!UWM  Area:Genetics  Jarvik.Gail  UndiagnosedDiseases  Dipple.Katrina 
9 days ago by UWMedicine
Why am I always bloated? | Woman's Day
It's the middle of the day. Your belly feels distended and you can't stop passing gas. It's bloat, part of the digestive process. Fiber can help stop bloat, says UW Medicine digestive health specialist Margaret Eugenio.
!UWM  Area:DigestiveHealth  Eugenio.Margaret  nutrition 
9 days ago by UWMedicine
Let’s talk about dementia to bring it out of the shadows | The Seattle Times
"As a doctor who treats dementia, I know how hard it is to talk about. As people slowly lose the ability to think, families and clinicians are often afraid to face these troubling changes." Barak Gaster, a UW Medicine internist, writes an op-ed.
!UWM  dementia  Area:PrimaryCare  Alzheimer's  Gaster.Barak 
10 days ago by UWMedicine
Once paralyzed, 3 men take steps again with spinal implant | The New York Times
Three men who lost the use of their legs after severe spinal injuries are able to walk, if briefly and awkwardly, with the help of a pacemaker-like implant. UW Medicine rehabilitation specialist Chet Moritz is quoted.
!UWM  Moritz.Chet  Neurology  paralysis  device  Area:RehabMed 
13 days ago by UWMedicine
School shootings drive push to train students to treat wounds | KOMO
Would you know how to help someone who'd been shot? High school students in Washington could soon be required to learn how to stop severe bleeding, like what they might witness in a mass shooting. The program is called Stop the Bleed. Mark Taylor, trauma program director at Harborview Medical Center, is quoted.
!UWM  StoptheBleed  trauma  CPR  Taylor.Mark  Area:EmergencyMed 
13 days ago by UWMedicine
Meet the biochemist engineering proteins from scratch | Discover Magazine
In a sleek biochemistry laboratory at the University of Washington is a totally artificial protein, unlike anything seen in nature, that might just be the ideal chassis for the first universal flu vaccine. David Baker and the UW Medicine Institute for Protein Design are the story's focus.
!UWM  IPD  Baker.David  proteins  flu  Area:Biochemistry 
13 days ago by UWMedicine

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