The omicron variant is pummeling Washington state and has also brought an influx of patients to hospitals nationwide. UW Medicine hospitals have reached a record high of 188 COVID patients as of today, Jan. 13.
Beginning Jan. 4, 2022, UW Medicine will prioritize COVID-19 nasal swab tests for people with appointments who have symptoms of respiratory illness or who have a known exposure to COVID-19.
A surgical mask provides the best protection against omicron's extreme transmissibility.
"We've been seeing a number of injuries, the most concerning are hypothermia related," said Dr. Stephen Morris, a UW Medicine specialist in Harborview Medical Center's Emergency Department.
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Smoking can be a challenging habit to quit. The pandemic hasn’t made it easier.
Omicron has become the dominant strain of COVID-19 throughout King County, according to Harborview Medical Center's medical director for infection prevention and control, Dr.
Lauren Sanford and Josh Setten of Tacoma, Wash., were delighted to learn in March that they were expecting a child.
Counting the number of bites you take while enjoying holiday treats may seem like too simple a solution to overeating, but the strategy can help you enjoy tasty nostalgia in a healthy way.