Machine-learning algorithms are shaving minutes off of some imaging scans and performing crucial triage for others.
Two fortuitous events led Cody Pickett to UW Medicine’s Heart Institute for nonsurgical repair of his blocked cardiac blood vessel.
Many women report symptoms early on, which are often dismissed by providers, according to one UW Medicine oncology expert.
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.
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.
As New Year’s Day approaches, health-based resolutions are hardly novel.