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  • Edmund Seto wants to heighten individuals’ awareness of their surrounding micro environments, wherever they go, and in doing so, to learn whether the information spurs healthy changes in behavior. In the News
    UW Health Sciences NewsBeat | September 30, 2014
  • Powerful painkillers do little to improve patients' daily functioning, finds the American Academy of Neurology in a new position statement authored by Gary Franklin on opioid painkillers for chronic pain not related to cancer. In the News
    Time | September 29, 2014
  • The animals in our midst are also sentinels of health. Diseases in domestic or wild animals can be signs of trouble in the environment and among humans. The Zoobiquity 2014 conference on Nov 1--organized by the UW Center for One Health Research--will explore the clinically important overlaps between illnesses in people and other living creatures. In the News
    UW Health Sciences NewsBeat | September 23, 2014