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Since restrictions on the sale of high-powered magnets were lifted in 2016, injuries relating to magnets have skyrocketed, and experts are concerned that parents might not realize how serious injuries from these magnets can be….

Psychology, pediatrics, new trauma surgeons; these are just a few of the many backgrounds represented in Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s new Young Investigators Group. Elizabeth Killien, M.D., an assistant professor of pediatrics and…

A new study found adolescents experiencing intimate partner violence may not be able to file a civil protective order across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers found laws vary state by state….

A new study found states with more comprehensive swim regulations in open bodies of water have lower drowning death rates. Drowning death rates were three to four times lower in states with regulations compared to…

If English isn’t your native or primary language, you may struggle to find healthcare resources on the websites of Washington state hospitals. Researchers at UW Medicine’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) and Washington…

The 2020 INSIGHT Summer Research Program is almost here, and Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center is looking for University of Washington faculty and fellows to provide mentorship for our 2020 cohort of summer interns….

Small batteries used in toys, remote controls, key fobs, flashing shoes, light-up decorations, and other electronic devices can be a danger to young children. Experts recommend taking action to prevent battery injuries. Coin-shaped batteries, or…

Roughly one-third of young males and 1 in 10 females in rural communities have carried a handgun, reports a new University of Washington study. And, the study found, many of those rural kids started carrying…

While waiting for free firearm storage devices at gun safety events held in sporting goods stores across Washington, nearly 3,000 people filled out a one-page survey asking how they stored guns at home and other…

A new study from Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center and the University of Washington School of Social Work identified trends and gaps in current injury disparities research. After reviewing ten years of published studies,…