Increasing access to primary care doctors by just one doctor per 10,000 people results in lower mortality for all causes of death in Washington, according to the report by researchers at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.
Three Northwest universities and a regional health board are collectively working to increase the number of Native Americans practicing health care to decrease health disparities and improve public health.
The NIH grant totaling $1.9 million supports research led by Jason Gerstner at the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine into how genes influence our need to sleep.
A new WSU College of Medicine study shows low-socioeconomic neighborhoods have higher densities of cannabis producers, processors and retailers than more advantaged neighborhoods.
Findings from the study—which looked for changes across a span of 25 years—also suggest that fewer Native men are dying from heart-disease-related events, such as heart attacks and strokes.
WSU is one of four universities in Washington’s Yakima Valley that launched a project about five years ago to give their healthcare students experience in interprofessional education.
The multidisciplinary team will leverage WSU’s Extension system to provide training to rural communities to help them prevent and treat opioid addiction.
An Othello farmer’s gift funds the new non-profit’s mobile health care unit, which will serve rural and underserved areas statewide.
The WSU College of Medicine is the first medical school in the nation to adopt the innovative program that verifies CPR competence and improves performance and delivery.
The high-tech simulators, which can breathe, sweat, bleed, display neurological symptoms, and voice pain, provide an essential link between classroom and clinical training.