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Health

Nurses can apply science of caring to combat compassion fatigue

The heart of healthcare is stressed. With longer shifts, staffing shortages and healthcare changes taxing our nurses, it's no surprise that up to 80 percent report suffering compassion fatigue at some point in their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Threat of cytomegalovirus far outweighs Zika risk

As the Zika virus continues to spread across the globe, and gain worldwide attention for its' potential birth defects, an NAU researcher is calling for greater public awareness of cytomegalovirus—the most common viral cause ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists unraveling the mysteries of rabbit fever

When Flagstaff Medical Center doctors recognized two patients' symptoms as those of rabbit fever, they reached out to county and state health officials, who turned to NAU's David Wagner for clarification. Wagner, an associate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers sniffing out factors affecting staph germs

An NAU professor and a team of researchers are seeking to better understand staph bacteria, information that could lead to reductions of the potentially lethal pathogen.

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