Clinical Care

Artificial snow is made at a ski resort.
February 3, 2022

Nearly all the snow at this month’s Winter Olympics in and around Beijing is artificial, according to a recent report.

picture of COVID-19 test site
January 31, 2022

UW Medicine has 15 COVID-19 testing locations in the Puget Sound region. Sites in Ballard and at Lake Sammamish State Park reopen today, Jan.

The blood transfusion service at Harborview Medical Center distributes blood for patients across the hospital.
January 25, 2022

Healthcare workers working to keep up with the ongoing surge of the omicron variant at full hospitals are juggling another type of emergency:

Pregnant woman receives vaccination
January 24, 2022

Social media is the next frontier for providing expecting families with medically accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines, through the "One Vax, Two Lives" campaign founded in pa

January 24, 2022

Pregnant women need to get vaccinated now, given highly contagious omicron variant, says one UW Medicine OB-GYN.

January 26, 2022

Machine-learning algorithms are shaving minutes off of some imaging scans and performing crucial triage for others.

January 19, 2022

Two fortuitous events led Cody Pickett to UW Medicine’s Heart Institute for nonsurgical repair of his blocked cardiac blood vessel.

January 18, 2022

Many women report symptoms early on, which are often dismissed by providers, according to one UW Medicine oncology expert.

UW Medicine is responding to the impact of the fast-spreading omicron variant by establishing capacity and staffing strategies to ensure high-quality care to all patients.
January 14, 2022

UW Medicine on Jan. 14 reached a record high of COVID-19 inpatients, 194, across its hospitals. The highly transmissible omicron variant is putting a significant strain on health systems nationally. 

Also spreading is renewed confusion over best masking tactics to combat omicron. Dr. John Lynch, medical director of infection prevention and control at Harborview Medical Center, says enhancing your current masking practices is a great first move.
January 13, 2022

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.


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