Meet the Dog Who’s a Weapon Against IBD

Jenn White has a secret weapon for coping with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - A French bulldog-Boston terrier mix, named after a rock legend: Jagger. Jagger is more than Jenn’s emotional support animal, he’s a kindred spirit who also suffers … [Read more...]

Awareness and Surveillance: Critical Tools in the Fight Against Anal Cancer

**By David Aboulafia, MD** Anal cancer is a subject most people would rather not discuss, because of its anatomical location, along with an unfortunate stigma attached to the malignancy. Although tragic, actress Farrah Fawcett’s openness about her … [Read more...]

Game Therapy Shows Promise for Treating “Lazy Eye” in Children

A common cause of decreased vision in children is amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye.” Often confused with strabismus, or the misalignment of the eyes, amblyopia refers to vision reduction in one eye due to the brain favoring the other eye. Any … [Read more...]

Food for Thought: A Current Look at Children’s Food Allergies

David Jeong, MD

Whether or not we have a personal connection to food allergies, most of us are familiar with their impact. From peanut restrictions in schools to the prolific advertising of emergency auto-injectors, there’s a wider awareness of how severe food … [Read more...]

Food Allergies Motivate Boys to Contribute to Research

Most kids take a backpack to school for their books and lunches. But since they were 4 and 7 years old, Aaron and Justin carry their backpacks everywhere. They are filled with lifesaving medications including epinephrine auto injectors and Benadryl. … [Read more...]

What is a biorepository?

Biorepositories accelerate discovery One of the nation’s greatest research treasures was developed at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) and is being enhanced every day. The treasure is more than 100,000 blood and tissue samples … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis Research Update

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects more than a million people worldwide including 15,000 in the Northwest. It affects women twice as often as men. MS is the most common medical cause of neurological disability in young adults ages 20-40. Usually MS … [Read more...]