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UW Medicine milestone: 1,000 lung-transplant recipients

UW Medicine | Newsroom | August 7, 2019 UW Medical Center is the 11th U.S. hospital to achieve that volume, and the only such provider in the Pacific Northwest.   UW Medicine’s lung-transplant team, the only such providers in the Pacific Northwest, performed their 1,000th transplant on July 7, 2019.  Ten other U.S. programs have reached…

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Rising beyond the scars

UW Medicine | The Huddle | August 7, 2019 Recovering from a burn injury isn’t just physical. A lot of it is emotional as well. That’s what Camp Eyabsut aims to do for young burn survivors by providing them with an experience where they can just be kids. Many of the campers — and even some of the…

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A public health approach could address gun violence

UW Medicine | The Huddle | August 7, 2019 Following the recent deadly events in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, there are nationwide calls to address these mass shootings. However, firearm violence happens every day. “I think it’s important to recognize that mass shootings represent one percent of the firearms problem in this country,” said Eileen…

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Exposing young minds to science and medicine

UW Medicine | The Huddle | August 1, 2019 This July, UW Medicine gave high school students a close-up look at science, medicine and healthcare simulation at the Chehalis School District’s annual High School Student STEM Camp. Dr. Robert Sweet, a urologist at the Kidney Stone Center at Northwest Hospital, and executive director of the…

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Department of Surgery 2019 Summer Picnic

The Department of Surgery hosted its inaugural Summer Picnic on Sunday, July 14, 2019 for our faculty, residents, fellows, staff and their families. Those that attended were welcomed with Department of Surgery logo blankets—perfect for sitting in the lawn for a picnic! The event included two food trucks, many homemade side dishes and desserts, a…

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Metabolic surgery may help those with Type 2 Diabetes

KING5 News Author: William Abeyta, Amity Addrisi Published: 6:13 PM PDT July 25, 2019 Less than one percent of those who qualify for metabolic surgery for Type 2 Diabetes get help. Roughly 30 million people in the U.S have Type 2 Diabetes. The disease claims 80,000 lives each year. One senior investigator at the UW…

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U.S. News: UW Medical Center state’s best for 8th year

UW Medicine | Newsroom | July 30, 2019   UW Medicine’s rehabilitation medicine and diabetes/endocrinology services ranked in the nation’s top 10.   University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, part of UW Medicine, has once again been named U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital in Washington state and in the Seattle metropolitan area. The 2019-2020…

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Patient with bile duct cancer receives rare transplant

UW Medicine | Newsroom | July 8, 2019 The procedure aims to cure aggressive disease with a donor liver. UW Medicine’s transplant team has successfully performed a rare liver transplant to rid a patient of cholangiocarcinoma – cancer of the bile duct. Jere Gianola, 59, of Seattle underwent a five-hour surgery on June 20. A…

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Dr. Benjamin Anderson Honored with WGHA Pioneers of Global Health Award

Monday, June 30, 2019   In June 2019, The Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) awarded Dr. Benjamin Anderson, Professor, Division of General Surgery, Breast Health Global Initiative, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Pioneers Award for Impact. “The 2019 Pioneers awardees are bold, compassionate, creative, and persistent in their work to improve…

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