Department of Surgery News Archive

Tap know-how to prevent firearm deaths

The Seattle Times | Editorials | August 14, 2019 By The Seattle Times editorial board   This month’s heartbreaking mass shootings have re-energized calls for Congress to strengthen gun control and regulation. Dishearteningly, proposals for how to do so appear to be cleaving largely along entrenched party lines. There is a better way. The mayors…

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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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