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Health - Jun 29
Even before the pandemic left COVID-19 patients with staggering hospital bills, many people, especially those who are uninsured, were often overwhelmed with medical bills Research shows that medical debt burdens millions of Americans: Depending on how "medical debt" is defined, studies from nonprofits and academic institutions generally show from 16% to 28% of adults carry that burden.
Social Sciences - Jun 29

A new book by Eric Madfis of UW Tacoma argues that by studying situations where school violence was successfully avoided, school leaders can help prevent future violent acts. Madfis is an associate professor of criminal justice whose research focuses on the causes and prevention of school violence, hate crimes and mass murder.

Environment - Jun 24

Eelgrass, a species of seagrass named for its long slippery texture, is one of nature's superheroes.

Physics - Jun 23

To the general public, lasers heat objects. And generally, that would be correct. But lasers also show promise to do quite the opposite - to cool materials.

Event - Jun 17

Dr. Morhaf Al Achkar had a compelling reason for writing his latest book, a memoir: "I don't want to be forgotten,” he says. A family physician with UW Medicine, Al Achkar was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2016 and has since focused his research on the experience of fellow lung cancer patients.

Law - Jun 16

Headed into her final year of law school, Mary Ruffin had planned to spend the summer at a private law firm, where she had secured an internship - a near rite of passage, among law students, to future employment.

Health - Jun 25

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders have taken a toll on many facets of physical and mental health in recent months. But according to new research by scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Washington, one silver lining exists: Some of us are sleeping better.

Health - Jun 24

A new online survey for Washington state residents has launched to gather data on how the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn have affected food access and economic security. The Washington State Food Security Survey , which went live June 18 and runs through July 31, is open to all Washington state residents aged 18 or over.

Health - Jun 23

About three-quarters of U.S. workers, or 108 million people, are in jobs that cannot be done from home during a pandemic, putting these workers at increased risk of exposure to disease.

Environment - Jun 17

Posted under: Engineering , News releases , Research A University of Washington-led team investigated whether fewer cars on the road due to stay-at-home orders led to cleaner air. Starting in mid-March, many states issued stay-at-home orders or encouraged people to work from home to try to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Astronomy - Jun 11

Today, stars fill the night sky. But when the universe was in its infancy, it contained no stars at all.

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