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Tag Archives: UW Medicine

Hepatology: Healing the Liver

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The liver is one of the hardest working organs in the human body, performing hundreds of jobs that keep us well. In this episode, meet UW Medicine physician Anne Larson, who has dedicated her career to keeping this important organ healthy and treating problems when they do come up. (more…)

Technological Advances in Behavioral Medicine

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In this episode of the podcast find out how UW Medicine researchers and practitioners are using video games, apps and other technologies to treat mental health issues from PTSD to Depression. (more…)

Precision Medicine: Finding the Best Treatment for You

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Not all cancers are the same. Not all treatments are one-size-fits-all either. Meet the researchers at UW Medicine who have developed new and innovative genetic tests that help target the right therapy for each individual patient, making treatment much more precise and effective. (more…)

Searching for a Diagnosis: MyGene2

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If you or a loved one is suffering from a rare genetic disorder, the struggle to find a diagnosis and a cure is all too familiar. But thanks to the innovative work from UW Medicine doctors and researchers, it’s becoming much easier. In this episode learn about the technology now available that is connecting families with similar genetic codes and is helping them find answers about what might be the source of their genetic disorders. (more…)

Saving Lives Through Gun Research

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According to new research by University of Washington’s School of Public Health, gunshot survivors are four times more likely to die from firearms than other patients. In this episode we meet the UW Medicine doctors who are heading this study and learn how they hope to change that statistic. (more…)

Finding a Fix: Cancer Cures, Prevention and Treatments

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The cure for cancer will come in the form of immunotherapy; that much we know. In this episode of UW Medicine Pulse, find out how it works and how close doctors and researchers are to making it available to you and your family. Plus a deep look into prevention and comprehensive treatments. (more…)

Dog Longevity

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Dogs are our best friends. They live with us, bring us joy and unconditional love but unfortunately they don’t live very long. The average lifespan for dogs is 10 – 13 years. On this episode meet the researchers at UW Medicine who are setting out to change that! They’ve embarked on a new study using the drug rapamycin to elongate the most healthy years of a dog’s life. And they say, it could eventually work on people too. (more…)

Revolutionizing Dialysis

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Anyone who suffers with Kidney Disease knows how difficult a life on dialysis can be. It’s time consuming, uncomfortable and can make life very difficult. All that is about to change with a new device that could revolutionize dialysis treatment. The Wearable Artificial Kidney was just given the green-light to be fast-tracked through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval process. On this episode of the podcast, learn about this new device, what it does and how it will change the lives of those suffering. (more…)