Recent member news: 6/6/2019

June 11, 2019

Breakthrough gene therapy at Seattle Children’s offers hope for infants with muscular disease
But a new gene-therapy treatment that went through trials at Seattle Children’s hospital has helped Arabella develop at roughly the same rate as other babies her age. Arabella and another baby being treated by the same Seattle Children’s doctor are the first in Washington to get the new treatment, which was approved last month by the Food and Drug Administration for children up to 2 years old.

Joint Olympic Medical-Jefferson opioid clinic planned in Sequim
The $20 million behavioral health center is being planned in collaboration with Olympic Medical Center and Jefferson Healthcare hospital.

Inslee visits San Juan, Skagit counties to discuss broadband
It was the governor’s first telemedicine experience. But for hospital patients at the PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, appointments like this could be part of the new normal.

UW, collaborating institutions awarded $9.5 million for detecting autism earlier in childhood
“Our studies have identified brain alterations in high-risk infants at 6 months of age that can predict a later autism diagnosis,” said Dr. Stephen R. Dager, professor of radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and principal investigator at the UW.


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