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About the Transition Care Program: Moving from pediatric to adult healthcare  
Abstract: This handout explains the Transition Care Program at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes a timeline that tracks the usual transition process from age 17 to age 24.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2017
Aerobic conditioning: How to start an aerobic conditioning program  
Abstract: This handout explains the value of aerobic exercise, offers tips for walking, and includes the Bog CR10 Scale of Perceived Exertion.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Recommendations: Antibiotics after joint replacement  
Abstract: This one-page handout is a table showing the different antibiotics recommended by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for patients who have total joint replacement surgery. This handout can be given directly to a patient's health care provider before having a procedure that may bring bacteria into their bloodstream. Procedures listed include dental, ophthalmic (eyes), orthopaedic, vascular, esophageal, gastroduodenal, biliary tract, colorectal, head and neck, obstetric, gynecological, and genitourinary.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 9/2012
Antibiotics after breast implant: A lifelong precaution  
Abstract: This handout for women who have had a breast implant explains why it is important to take antibiotics before having dental work or medical procedures.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2015
Antibiotics after joint replacement: A lifelong precaution  
Abstract: This handout explains why patients who have had a joint replacement must take preventive antibiotics for dental work and procedures that involve the respiratory, digestive, or urinary tract. Included is a list of procedures that are a high risk for introducing bacteria into the bloodstream.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2012
Attention strategies: Helping you focus   Japanese
Abstract: This handout explains the 4 types of attention: sustained, selective, shifting, and divided. It also gives strategies to help one focus when attention is impaired.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 7/2013
Balance training: How to start a balance exercise program  
Abstract: This handout explains the importance of good balance, and offers tips for starting an exercise program to improve balance.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Basic nail care  
Abstract: This handout gives tips to follow to help keep fingernails and toenails strong and healthy.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 11/2010
Bedbugs: What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout gives basic information about bedbugs -- what they look like, where they are most often found, and what to do if you think you may have them in your house.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 11/2010
Biotin: For healthy nails, skin, and hair  
Abstract: This handout gives general information about biotin, a B vitamin that is needed for healthy nails, skin, hair, intestines, and nervous system. Included are common doses, alternate names, side effects, and where to buy biotin.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 11/2010
Breast cancer chemoprevention  
Abstract: This handout describes breast cancer prevention through health lifestyle habits, prophylactic surgery, and chemoprevention. Research studies are described and resources are listed.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 5/2009
Choosing the right shoes: Proper footwear for health and safety  
Abstract: This handout explains the importance of the proper footwear for health and safety. Included are tips for choosing shoes that fit well and support the feet. Additional tips are offered for those with bunions or diabetes.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Complications from diabetes: How to recognize and prevent problems  
Abstract: This handout explains the many possible long-term health complications linked to diabetes. Yearly exams are recommended and suggestions given for delaying or preventing problems that might develop in the patient's blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nervous system.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1997
Revised Date: 7/2016
Contrast reaction: Important information about your reaction  
Abstract: This handout provides critical information about what to do after experiencing an allergic or hypersensitivity reaction to contrast medium, also called X-ray dye, CT dye, or MR contrast.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 1/2016
Coping with stress when you have a baby in the NICU  
Abstract: This handout for parents of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) gives tips on ways to cope with daily stress.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2015
CT scan doses: Your risks of exposure to radiation  
Abstract: This handout explains the small risk from radiation during computed tomography (CT) scans at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 12/2015
Cytomegalovirus (CMV): Information for transplant patients about a common virus  
Abstract: This handout contains information about cytomegalovirus (CMV), including how it is transmitted, symptoms, prevention, and specific risks for organ transplant patients.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2011
Dengue and other illnesses carried by mosquitoes: Tips for travelers  
Abstract: This brochure explains how travelers to tropical and subtropical areas can protect themselves from illnesses carried by mosquitoes. Included are symptoms and other information about dengue fever and chikungunya fever.
Author: Family Medicine Center-RII
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 9/2011
Do you need to lose weight?  
Abstract: This handout gives tips on how to lose weight, including listening to your body, making exercise a priority, decreasing sedentary activities, decreasing portion sizes, and eating healthy foods at the right times and in the right portions.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 2/2007
Exercising for life: Getting started and staying with it  
Abstract: This handout discusses the importance of having an exercise program that works. Included are lists and benefits and barriers to exercising, and spaces for the patient to fill in personal information related to their exercise plan.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Fall prevention: Fact sheet  
Abstract: This handout contains facts about falls -- how serious they can be, who is at risk, how to decrease the risk of falling, and a detailed "Falls-Free Plan" that lists what to do if feeling unsteady, having difficulty walking, taking prescription drugs, etc.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2013
Flexibility training: How to include flexibility exercises in your exercise routine  
Abstract: This handout explains why flexibility exercises are important, and offers tips on how to stretch to improve flexibility.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Health and behavior therapy: To improve your quality of life  
Abstract: This handout answers questions about health and behavior therapy at UW Medicine. This therapy may be helpful for people who have chronic health problems such as pain, fatigue, and other physical symptoms.
Author: Harborview Medical Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 4/2016
Heart-healthy guidelines  
Abstract: This handout reviews the guidelines for living a heart-healthy lifestyle, as provided by the American Heart Association. Included are tips on diet, exercise, emphasizing "good" fats, and limiting sodium and sugar intake.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 2/2012
Help us help you prevent infections  
Abstract: This brochure, written by the Washington State Hospital Association, encourages patients and visitors to ask their health care workers "Did you wash or sanitize your hands?" It explains infection control policies in the hospital, the importance of stopping germs from spreading, and that visitors and family members may be asked to wear a gown, mask, and gloves.
Author: Washington State Hospital Association
Publisher/Date: Washington State Hospital Association, 2009
Revised Date: 7/2009
Take care of your teeth  
Abstract: This handout is section 9 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. It briefly explains the importance of daily dental care to help prevent bacteria from entering the bloodstream and causing a life-threatening heart infection. It also includes a list of what a patient with a congenital heart condition needs to tell their dentist.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
If you are receiving allergy injections: Important warnings about beta-blocker medicines  
Abstract: This handout warns patients who are receiving allergy injections not to use beta-blocker medicines. It contains a list of medicines and eye drops that must be avoided. Beta-blockers are used to treat a variety of health conditions, including high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, and an eye condition called glaucoma.
Author: Medical Specialties Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
If you have had a contrast allergy: What you need to know about premedication  
Abstract: This handout is for patients who have had a moderate or severe allergic reaction when they received contrast in the past, who are scheduled for an imaging study that uses contrast materials. The scans discussed are a computed tomography (CT) scan that uses iodinated contrast (X-ray dye) and a magnetic resonance (MR) scan that uses a gadolinium contrast agent. Premedication is explained as a way to prevent another allergic reaction for most patients.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 6/2014
Insect bites and stings: Tips for travelers  
Abstract: This brochure explains how to avoid getting insect bites and stings while traveling. It includes safety tips, information about insect repellents, and what insects can cause illness.
Author: Family Medicine Center-RII
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 4/2011
Insulin pumps and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA): How to keep it from happening to you  
Abstract: This handout explains what diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is and how patients who use an insulin pump are more at risk of DKA. It includes early warning signs of DKA, how to manage high blood glucose when wearing an insulin pump, what to do if you have ketones, and when to call for help.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 6/2013
Keeping your patient's skin healthy: A guide for caregivers  
Abstract: This handout for caregivers explains how to help prevent skin breakdown in the patient they are caring for. It gives a list of signs to watch for, and how to check for skin breakdown and pressure ulcers (bedsores).
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 9/2013
Kegel exercises  
Abstract: Discusses Kegel exercises that are designed to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and improve urinary control. Explains how to locate muscles and how to do quick contraction and slow contraction exercises. Lists ten other health habits to improved bladder control. Provides an eight-week progressive exercise program and chart.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 9/2011
Leading a healthy life: Six tips to help improve your health and wellness  
Abstract: This brochure offers tips for living long and staying healthy, covering topics such as eating right, exercise, reducing stress, safety, avoiding harmful substances, and getting regular health checkups.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 9/2011
Lifestyle changes to reduce risk of breast and ovarian cancer  
Abstract: This handout describes how making healthy lifestyle changes can reduce chances of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. It discusses how exercise, diet, alcohol use, and stress can affect cancer risk.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 5/2009
Liver testing: For patients with Fontan circulation  
Abstract: This handout explains why patients who had a Fontan procedure should be checked for liver damage.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
Lower body exercises in bed: 7 exercises with step-by-step instructions   Japanese
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for exercises that can be done while in bed to help strengthen the lower body and improve blood flow. Drawings of a person doing the exercises are included.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
Lower body exercises while sitting:: 5 exercises with step-by-step instructions   Japanese
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for exercises that can be done while sitting to help strengthen the lower body. Drawings of a person doing the exercises are included.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
Lower body exercises while standing: 7 exercises with step-by-step instructions   Japanese
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for 7 exercises that can be done while standing to help strengthen the lower body. Illustrations are included.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
Malaria: Tips for travelers  
Abstract: This handout explains how travelers to tropical and subtropical areas can protect themselves from getting malaria. Included are symptoms of the disease and detailed information about various drugs currently being used to prevent malaria.
Author: Family Medicine Center-RII
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 10/2011
Stress management: Enhance your overall health  
Abstract: This handout describes stress as "the effect any situation has on our bodies and minds." Included are symptoms, causes, and ways to manage stress. This handout is specifically for patients with diabetes, but contains information that may be helpful for anyone wanting to know more about dealing with stress and its effects.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 6/2013
Memory strategies: Helping you remember   Japanese
Abstract: This handout explains the 4 types of memory: long-term (remote), short-term (recent), immediate (working) and prospective (future remembering). It also gives strategies to help remembering when one's memory is impaired.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2012
Menopause without hormones: A healthy lifestyle for all postmenopausal women  
Abstract: This handout describes various symptoms of menopause, and how to deal with them. Included are suggestions for handling hot flashes, insomnia, sexuality changes, vaginal dryness, stress, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular (heart) disease.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 5/2009
Mindful eating: Your health depends on how you eat  
Abstract: This handout explains that the ability of your body to easily use the food you eat is affected by where you are, your state of mind, how fast you eat, and how much you pay attention to the process of eating. This handout gives tips to help you increase mindful eating. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2011
Revised Date: 1/2011
Nutrition and prostate cancer: Answers to your questions  
Abstract: This handout answers questions about nutrition and prostate cancer, including what foods to eat and avoid and whether to take vitamins and other supplements.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Osteoporosis facts: What Asian women need to know  
Abstract: This handout covers facts about osteoporosis. There are details about risk factors, especially for Asian women, safety tips for prevention, and an online resource to learn more.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 8/2002
Our fall prevention plan: Keeping you safe on 6-Southeast  
Abstract: This handout explains the plan to prevent falls on the 6-Southeast unit at UWMC.
Author: Orthopedics/6SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 8/2008
Pets and your new baby  
Abstract: This handout offers tips on how to safely care for yourself during pregnancy and for your newborn when there are pets in the home.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 7/2003
Physical activity and diabetes: Benefits and guidelines  
Abstract: This handout describes some benefits of physical activity for patients with diabetes. It also gives general guidelines for starting an exercise program.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 7/2016
Physical activity and healthy aging  
Abstract: This handout explains the importance of physical activity for healthy aging. Included is information on the amount of exercise needed for optimal health, and tips on how to include more activity in everyday activities.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV: Basic facts  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for taking a drug called Truvada as part of treatment to help prevent HIV before you are exposed to the virus. This type of treatment is called "pre-exposure prophylaxis."
Author: General Internal Medicine Center (GIMC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 7/2014
Preventing bladder problems: Bladder infections  
Abstract: This handout describes cases, symptoms and prevention of bladder infections. It also covers kidney infection (pyelonephritis) and tells what to do if a bladder or kidney infection is suspected.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 3/2012
Preventing bloodstream infections from central line catheters  
Abstract: This handout explains central line catheters, and how to reduce the risk of infection. Included are signs, prevention, and treatment of infections.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 12/2009
Preventing pressure injuries: What you and your family can do  
Abstract: This handout offers tips to help prevent pressure injuries, also called "bed sores" or pressure ulcers, from forming while in the hospital and at home. This condition of the skin occurs when muscles and the soft tissues of the body are squeezed against an outside surface, such as a chair or bed.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 2/2017
Preventing the spread of infection: When visiting patients in isolation  
Abstract: This handout explains why patients are placed in isolation. Includes general guidelines to prevent the spread of infection such as proper hand hygiene and the use of disinfectants; wearing a protective mask, gown, and gloves when visiting a patient; and how to handle leftover food and soiled clothing.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 3/2008
Protecting your baby from infections: Caring for your premature baby at home  
Abstract: This handout for parents of a premature baby explains important steps to take to help protect their baby from infection.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Rabies: Protecting yourself when you travel  
Abstract: This handout explains what rabies is. It includes information about how travelers can protect themselves, and what to do after exposure to the virus.
Author: Family Medicine Center-RII
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 4/2011
Resources to quit smoking or using tobacco  
Abstract: This handout lists many community resources for people who want to quit smoking and/or using tobacco products. Several types of programs are listed along with toll-free numbers and websites.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 10/2013
Safe travel: Helpful tips  
Abstract: This handout gives helpful tips on how to stay safe and healthy while traveling. Included are a list of medicines to take, and what to include in a "traveler's medical kit."
Author: Family Medicine Center-RII
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 4/2011
Smoking: A danger for people with diabetes  
Abstract: This handout explains why smoking is especially dangerous for people with diabetes. Included are warnings about potential damage to eyes, kidney, heart, and circulation.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 2/2009
Strength training: How to start a strength training program  
Abstract: This handout explains the importance of building and maintaining muscle strength for good health. Included are tips on how to increase strength through a moderate- to high-intensity strength training program.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Strong and Steady Program: About the program  
Abstract: This handout explains the Strong and Steady Program at University of Washington Medical Center. A brief description of services and tools used in the program are included.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Surgery to reduce risk of breast or ovarian cancer  
Abstract: This handout explains preventive surgery to reduce the risk of breast or ovarian cancer, for women who are at high risk for these health concerns. It emphasizes that this is not urgent surgery, and that there are other options for preventing cancer and catching it early.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 5/2009
Transition Care Program at UW Medical Center: Moving from pediatric to adult care  
Abstract: This brochure explains the Transition Care Program (TCP) at University of Washington Medical Center. It answers questions about moving from pediatric to adult-centered care and describes the services offered by TCP.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2017
Traveler's diarrhea: What you should know  
Abstract: This handout gives tips for preventing and treating diarrhea while traveling.
Author: Family Medicine Center-RII
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 4/2011
Pediatric Care Center: Our services  
Abstract: This handout reviews the services offered at UW Medicine's Pediatric Care Center (PCC) in Seattle, Washington. Included is information about the various health care providers who provide care at PCC, same-day appointments, and well-child care. Steps to setting up "Meet & Greet" visits with a health care provider are highlighted, and sample questions to ask are included.
Author: Pediatric Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 1/2013
Well woman exam: Facts and tips for your visit  
Abstract: This handout describes the well woman or annual exam from what to expect to what happens if there is a new health problem to talk about during the annual exam. It also discusses insurance coverage and Medicare issues.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 1/2004
White cotton gloves: What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout gives information about wearing white cotton gloves to protect the skin of the hands from irritants. Wearing these gloves may be advised for patients with dry skin, eczema, or allergic contact dermatitis. Included are resources for buying white cotton gloves.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 11/2010
Women and heart disease  
Abstract: This handout explains heart disease in women, outlines its causes, and offers tips to reduce risk factors. Resources are offered for risk assessment, exercise, diet, nutrition and heart-healthy eating.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 3/2003
Your diabetes and health maintenance checklist: Goals for control  
Abstract: This handout lists health exams that should be done on a routine basis, and when they should be done, for people with diabetes. Also included are recommendations for lifestyle changes for optimum health, and blood glucose goals.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 7/2016
Your family planning  
Abstract: This handout talks about family planning, and common birth control methods. The use, side effects, and advantages of many forms of contraception are listed. This document is a chapter in two birth books: "Pregnancy and Giving Birth" and "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 9/2016
Your Transition Care Program team: At University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This handout introduces the healthcare team at the Transition Care Program at University of Washington Medical Center. The care team includes an attending doctor, a nurse care coordinator, a social worker, and others. This program focuses on helping young patients with complex medical conditions during their transition period from pediatric care to adult care.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2017

 
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