WA advocates highlight health disparities during Trans Awareness Week

The Seattle Times

Transgender community organizations in the Seattle area are marking Trans Awareness Week by highlighting the critical need for improved health care and access to resources. While Washington has made significant strides to curb the HIV epidemic, advocates emphasize this is no time for complacency, and that there is still more work to be done, with a focus on addressing disparities, if Washington is to ever truly end the epidemic.

Stephaun Wallace, clinical assistant professor of global health at the UW, is quoted.

DoxyPEP is a morning-after pill to prevent sexually transmitted infections

Vox

Years after it was first proven to work, a new tool for preventing sexually transmitted infections is on the brink of entering mainstream medicine. That tool is doxyPEP, an antibiotic that works like a morning-after pill — but instead of preventing pregnancy within hours of unprotected sex, it prevents STIs like chlamydia and syphilis.

Dr. Connie Celum, professor of global health and of medicine at the UW, is referenced.

How to Boost Your Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

The New York Times

As the days shorten and people trade their tank tops and shorts for sweaters and tights, the turn of autumn signals another new beginning: the start of flu and cold season, and COVID winter number 3.

Dr. Helen Chu, associate professor of medicine and adjunct associate professor of global health at UW, is quoted.

How Hurricane Ian Became So Powerful

The New York Times

New data from NASA reveals how warm ocean waters in the Gulf of Mexico fueled Hurricane Ian to become one of the most powerful storms to strike the United States in the past decade. Sea surface temperatures were especially warm off Florida’s southwest coast, allowing the storm to pick up energy just before crashing into the state north of Fort Myers.

Kristie Ebi, professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.

Oregon to cover health-related climate expenses

AP News

Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover climate change expenses for certain low-income patients under its Medicaid program, as the normally temperate Pacific Northwest region sees longer heat waves and more intense wildfires.

Kristie Ebi, professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.

The Strongest Signal That Americans Should Worry About Flu This Winter

The Atlantic

Sometime in the spring of 2020, after centuries, perhaps millennia, of tumultuous coexistence with humans, influenza abruptly went dark. Around the globe, documented cases of the viral infection completely cratered as the world tried to counteract SARS-CoV-2. Now, as the weather once again chills in this hemisphere and the winter holidays loom, experts are nervously looking ahead.

Dr. Helen Chu, associate professor of medicine and adjunct associate professor of global health at UW, is quoted.

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