Mysterious vaping illness markers identified 

The finding may allow doctors to definitively diagnose the nascent syndrome more quickly and provide the right treatment sooner. It could also provide clues into the causes of the new and mysterious condition.

Responding to patients’ social needs

U scientists developed and tested a new tool that assesses the social needs of ER patients and, if necessary, refers them to up to 46 community resources available through United Way 211.

HEALTH HELP

A group of University of Utah student volunteers for Connect2Health are linking underserved patients to local health resources.

Heart failure support teams

A team approach to cardiac care increases the chance of surviving severe complications from a heart attack.

COVID-19 complication clues

An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity and death from COVID-19, but a naturally occurring protein may quiet that response.

HISTORY OF HIV/AIDS IN UTAH

The work of Dr. Kristen Ries and her physician assistant Maggie Snyder — the first Utah health care providers to treat patients with HIV and AIDS in the 1980s — will be chronicled in new oral history and special collections project at the U.