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Artificial Blood Vessel Lets Researchers Better Assess Clot Removal Devices
April 17, 2015
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created an in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in the... (More)

Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Less Likely to Quit
April 16, 2015
The rapid increase in use of e-cigarettes has led to heated debates between opponents who question the safety of these devices and proponents who claim the battery-operated products are a useful cessation tool. A study, published online on April 16 ... (More)

Genetics Overlap Found Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Cardiovascular Risk Factors
April 16, 2015
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have found genetic overlap between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and two significant cardiovascular disease risk factors: high levels of in... (More)

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Health Features

4/9/2015
broken heart
A 73-year-old man whose pacemaker leads had been errantly placed on the wrong side of the heart became the subject of a first-ever procedure by UC San Diego Health System heart experts.
3/30/2015
Shah and Ikeda
UC San Diego Health System is honoring and celebrating its physicians on National Doctor’s Day and is announcing its 2015 Physician of the Year, Tyson Ikeda, MD, and House Officer of the Year, Kevin S ...
3/25/2015
The Riegers
John and Mary Rieger, participants in the UC San Diego Weight Management program, are vibrant proof of the health benefits of significant weight loss. The program emphasizes maintenance as strongly as ...
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UC San Diego Health System In The News
4/9/2015
CNN
Features Pieter Dorrestein, PhD
4/9/2015
Smithsonian
Features Laura Crotty Alexander, MD
4/8/2015
Marketplace
Features Weijen Chang, MD
4/8/2015
ABC 31
Features Joseph Ciacci, MD
4/8/2015
Daily News & Analysis
Features Ajit Varki, MD, and Pascal Gagneux, PhD
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