Clinical Care

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.

a clinician talks with a patient at a UW Medicine COVID-19 test site
December 30, 2021

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.

December 30, 2021

A surgical mask provides the best protection against omicron's extreme transmissibility.

picture of Dr. Stephen Morris
December 27, 2021

"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.

Abstaining from alcohol for just one month has multiple health benefits, a UW Medicine clinician says.
December 29, 2021

As New Year’s Day approaches, health-based resolutions are hardly novel.


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