Arizona Bioscience News: COVID cases rise; NAU to expand health programs; New HonorHealth facility

June 9, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

COVID-19 cases are going up again in Arizona. Here’s what that means Arizona Republic

COVID-19 cases in Arizona are rising, including reinfections and infections in people who are vaccinated and boosted, but hospitalizations and deaths are not occurring at the same rate. Read more: Arizona reports another week of rising COVID-19 cases

NAU presents plans for health program expansion / Arizona Daily Sun

Northern Arizona University plans to add nine program sites and grow its health programs enrollment by more than 1,600 students per year over the next five years with the largest focus on the expansion of the university’s nursing programs.

Arizona reports its first ‘probable’ monkeypox case in Maricopa County / Arizona Republic

Arizona is reporting a ‘probable’ case of monkeypox, which is spreading in North America, Europe, and Australia, in a man in his late 30s who is in isolation and recovering.

HonorHealth Complete Care opens in Surprise / AZ Big Media

HonorHealth has opened a new $12 million, 12,000-square-foot facility—HonorHealth Complete Care in Surprise—that provides access to a full-service emergency room and urgent care under one roof.

Exoskeleton suit designed to reduce strain on manual laborers / Cronkite News

The 8-pound exoskeleton suit developed by Arizona State University and the Phoenix engineering companies WearTech Center, GoX Labs and Augspurger Komm Engineering is designed to assist manual laborers moving heavy objects or bending over all day.

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