At several large research universities, including Johns Hopkins, the University of Washington, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard, federal dollars comprised 80 percent of research spending.
A new website, www.hospitalinspections.org, includes detailed reports of hospital violations dating back to January 2011, searchable by city, state, name of the hospital and key word.
If your doctor is on the “Dollars for Docs” list, he or she received money from one of the drug companies for promotional activities or consulting. Payments are legal, so it doesn’t mean your doctor has done anything wrong. But research has shown that drug company marketing can influence what a doctor prescribes, and some experts say it is cause for concern.
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.
Americans are living longer lives, but we are living out these longer lives with chronic illnesses in large part due to our lifestyle choices, including eating unhealthy diets, failing to exercise, smoking, and using alcohol and drugs.
Azita Emami, professor and dean of the College of Nursing at Seattle University, will become new dean of the UW School of Nursing, effective July 1, 2013, subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents, the University of Washington has announced.
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.
Research into gun-violence prevention is being suppressed by pro-gun forces in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, writes UW pediatrician Dr. Frederick Rivara in a JAMA viewpoint he authored with RAND policy analyst Dr. Arthur Kellerman/
We’re living longer, but many of us are living with chronic illnesses that significantly lower the quality of our lives, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Washington.
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
The Leapfrog Group’s hospital safety rankings list this year gives: Seattle’s Northwest, VM, Swedish Ballard and Swedish First Hill hospitals “A”s. UW Medical Center, Swedish Cherry Hill, and Harborview were give “C”s — though some dispute the group’s rankings.
The $8 million refurbishment of the 40,000-square-foot facility on Seattle’s First Hill marks the Northwest Kidney Centers 50th anniversary.
UW Medicine’s donors gathered recently to be recognized for their contributions and to match wits on the University of Washington’s online game Foldit, a interactive protein-folding game developed by UW researchers that has drawn more than 200,000 Internet gamers.
Three faculty members from the UW School of Public Health have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine: Chris Elias, Tom Fleming, and Andy Stergachis.
Dr. Eileen Bulger appointed Chief of trauma; Darcy Jaffee, Chief Nursing Officer; Kera Rabbitt, Assistant Administrator of Finance; and Becky Pierce, Associate Administrator for Surgical, Emergent and Integrated Services.