March 2015

James_Ralston_study_team_1col.jpgPatients as designers: Planning care from the inside out

A GHRI/UW research team gets patients, families, and providers involved in user-centered design.

Therapy_Group_Chronic_Pain_Duhrkoop_1col.jpgOpioids for chronic pain: A patient blogs on hope in advocacy and research

In our first post by a patient, Dave Duhrkoop talks about his experience with opioid medications and how advocacy and research can improve outcomes.

FACEBOOK-SUICIDE-PREVENTION-1-col.jpgGHRI teamwork leads to a Facebook suicide-prevention tool

Dr. Ursula Whiteside, now at UW, tells how the Now Matters Now team is making it easier to reach out to people thinking of suicide.

Wayne-Katon-crop_1-col.jpgMourning the loss of Dr. Wayne Katon 

A pioneer in developing team-based health care, Dr. Katon led research at UW and Group Health that improved depression care for millions worldwide.


hands-glass-denim-shirt_1col.jpgAnticholinergic drugs linked to risk for pneumonia in elderly 

Group Health study suggests higher risk with acute or chronic use of common medications, including Benadryl.

fifty-shades-of-grey-christian-ana_1col.jpgIn ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ portrayal of sexual abuse is black and white 

Speaking with Business Insider, Dr. Amy Bonomi explains how the number-one box office hit clearly glorifies sexual violence.


MikeEvans_AlchoholandHealth_2col.jpgGroup Health and Dr. Mike Evans launch whiteboard video on drinking

“Let’s Rethink How We Drink” takes a fun, informative approach to learning about health effects of alcohol.

boomer-man-woman_1col.jpgThe Who was wrong: We should hope to get old 

Old age does not equal unhappiness, says Dr. Eric B. Larson in King’s Review, a magazine from University of Cambridge, UK.





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