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.
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 new Group Health Cooperative study about decision aids, materials given to patients to help educate them about treatment options, shows that they can help hold down costs.
President Barack Obama today awarded physician and epidemiologist Dr. Bill Foege the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, for his work combating infectious disease and promoting public health both at home and abroad.
Foege helped lead the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. He served as Director of [...]
Davis will oversee PATH’s annual budget of $305 million, a staff of nearly 1,200, and a portfolio of projects based in PATH offices in 22 countries. He succeeds Dr. Christopher J. Elias, who left PATH to become president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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.
The U.S. may soon start seeing a rising number of untreatable cases of gonorrhea unless new drugs can be found to combat emerging strains that are resistant to existing antibiotics, scientists warn in this week’s issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. “It is time to sound the alarm,” said the UW’s Dr. Judy Wasserheit, one of the authors of the journal article.
Next month, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center offers its annual “Science for Life” series in which the center’s top researchers will explain the latest science in a fun and informal atmosphere.
Inbox: Polyclinic launches clinical research program, VM and Wenatchee Medical Center, PATH & Merck for Mothers
From our inbox: Seattle’s PATH teams up with MERCK for maternal health project. Polyclinic launches clinical research division. Virginia Mason and Wenatchee Medical Center form heart affiliation.
To mark World AIDS Day, the UW’s Dr. James Kublin, executive director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, would like to debunk the top 10 myths about HIV vaccine research.
In his new positions, Dr. Christopher Elias will focus on developing integrated health-care delivery of interventions for the developing world.
A malaria vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical company GSK and Seattle’s PATH has been shown to halve the risk of severe malaria in African children.
Both children and adults can participate in a wide, variety of hands-on activities and talk with top scientists from Washington’s leading biotechnology and research organizations about their work.
Several refugees from Bhutan who have resettled in King County in recent years are deaf, adding additional challenges to the struggle of adjusting to life in the U.S.