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Tag Archives: UW Medicine

Demystifying the Zika Virus

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Though most infections of the Zika Virus are mild and cause few or no symptoms, the World Health Organization has declared a global public health emergency. So what is the concern? How bad is it? And who should be most careful? These questions and more are answered on this weeks podcast. (more…)

UW Medicine Virtual Clinic

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When illness strikes after normal business hours, the UW Medicine Virtual Clinic is open and ready to help. You can now get fast, efficient, quality medical care from the comfort of your home. Learn how this new clinic can help save you time and money on today’s Pulse podcast. (more…)

A Remedy for Celiac

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Seattle musician Camille Bloom has Celiac Disease. She and over 3 million other Americans can’t eat anything that contains even a trace of gluten; (no donuts, no bread, no crackers, no pizza) without suffering from severe intestinal problems. But thanks to a tenacious researcher at UW Medicine, help is on the way! In this episode, learn how the research team lead by UW Medicine’s Dr. Ingrid Swanson Pultz discovered a way to break down gluten in the stomach, and allow people like Camille to tolerate a less restrictive diet. (more…)

Shining Light on Seasonal Affective Disorder

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When Fall turns into Winter, some people experience a dramatic shift in mood and energy known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or Winter Depression. In this episode of the podcast, we take a look at this mysterious disorder and meet the UW Medicine Researchers who discovered its most effective treatments. (more…)

The Benefits of Accountable Care

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November marks the start of open enrollment for health insurance, when any US citizen can acquire or change their health plan. As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) new terms like “accountable care” are cropping up. What is an accountable care network? And in what other ways is UW Medicine working to make healthcare more efficient, responsive and less expensive. (more…)

The Making of a Marathon

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If you are running in this weekend’s Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon, you have preparing for months for this thrilling event. UW Medicine, the Official Medical Coverage Sponsor of the marathon, has been hard at work too. Listen here to find out how they have been planning to make sure your race weekend is healthy and successful. (more…)

The Growth of Movember

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It’s Movember, where men all over the US are suddenly growing mustaches. Did you know that Movember isn’t just fun and games? The director of the UW Medicine Men’s Health Center, Dr. Tom Walsh, explains in this short podcast the purpose and the mission behind the Movember movement. (more…)

Surviving: Transplants and Marathons

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Running a marathon is a major accomplishment achieved by only a small percentage of the world’s population. Getting an organ transplant is also a major feat that an even smaller number realize. On today’s episode, meet the incredible group of people who have accomplished BOTH of these achievements, and have done both with grace and strength. Click here to listen to them tell their stories and meet the innovative team of physicians from UW Medicine who helped them reach their goals. (more…)