UA researchers find enzyme similar to one in snake venom could be leading cause of COVID-19 death / KOLD
University of Arizona researchers have found the circulation of an enzyme, which is in the same family as an enzyme in a rattlesnake’s venom, may be the most important factor in predicting which patients with severe COVID-19 will pass away. Read more: UA researchers: COVID behaves like rattlesnake venom in severe cases
Hospitals urge Arizonans to get vaccinated amid staff shortages and a COVID-19 surge / Arizona Republic
A continued surge of younger COVID-19 patients, a staffing shortage, and diminishing hospital bed capacity has Arizona hospital leaders urging residents to get vaccinated.
Sicker patients, nursing shortages: Arizona hospital leaders describe strain amid third COVID-19 wave / KJZZ
The number of Arizonans with COVID-19 in hospital intensive care units is at its highest point in six months and the state’s health care facilities, which are facing a nursing shortage, are increasingly strained.
Demand for COVID-19 testing in Arizona is high; sites are working to ramp up staffing, hours / Arizona Republic
COVID-19 testing has spiked, particularly among families with children, making it harder to secure appointments at some pharmacies and leading health organizations to hire more workers.
Arizona needs more health care workers. A new $100M Phoenix medical school will help fill gap / Arizona Republic
Creighton University has opened a new health sciences campus in midtown Phoenix with plans over the next few years to have 900 students at the four-year medical school and in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant programs.
University of Arizona to launch HealthTech Connect to advance health technology / az tech beat
University of Arizona Health Sciences has announced it will launch HealthTech Connect, a consortium designed to build opportunities for companies and organizations to pursue cutting-edge innovations in health technology.
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