Valproate medications include valproate sodium (Depacon), divalproex sodium (Depakote, Depakote CP, and Depakote ER), valproic acid (Depakene and Stavzor), and their generics should never be used by pregnant women for the prevention of migraines, FDA warns.
The Obama administration’s actions this week on emergency contraception have left many women’s health groups sputtering with anger.
At its annual gala and silent auction last Saturday the Puget Sound Blood Center highlighted patients who have benefited from the work done by the center’s staff and researchers.
In an unexpected finding, scientists in Seattle have found small molecules from bacteria, fungi and other organisms in human blood that could be influencing how our bodies function.
Adults who’ve smoked daily for at least the past year who want to quit within the next 30 days are needed for a study of a quit-smoking iPhone app being conducted by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in collaboration with the University of Washington and 2Morrow Mobile.
Let’s say your 62-year-old granny needs a hip replacement.
So how much will it cost her?
Who knows. Seriously.
When 18-year-old Nancy Spaeth’s kidneys a failed in 1966, Seattle researchers had recently launched the world’s first outpatient artificial kidney clinic. The clinic, now known as the Northwest Kidney Centers, commemorates its 50th anniversary this year. At a recent event celebrating the centers’ anniversary, reporter Mali Main spoke with Spaeth about her life as a kidney failure patient and how far treatment has come over the past five decades.
Ask experts to predict the future of cancer screening, and you’ll get a range of answers. But all would agree that we need better ways to detect cancers early in the course of disease, and these new tools should improve on the benefits of screening while limiting the harms.
A short film about a technology invented by the UW, Fred Hutch, and Children’s Hospital is a semi-finalist at the Sundance Film Festival. The technology, called Tumor Pain, uses a scorpion toxin to cause cancer cells in the brain light up so that they can be seen and removed during surgery, protecting nearby normal brain tissue
Each prescription drug you take has a unique code that the government can use to track problems. But artificial hips and pacemakers? They are implanted without identification. In fact, the FDA doesn’t know how many devices are implanted into patients each year – it simply doesn’t track that data.
Dr. Corey is an expert in virology, immunology and vaccine development. His research has focused on herpes viruses, HIV and other viral infections, particularly those associated with cancer.
Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have discovered a physical mechanism that prevents chemotherapy from reaching pancreatic cancer cells, as well as a way to reverse that mechanism.
The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbrith (GAPPS) repository will store specimens from pregnant women that researchers from around the world can use to study both normal and abnormal pregnancies.
This year’s list the magazine’s judges included more health-care leaders working outside the Seattle area, including Pullman, Walla Walla and Yakima.