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Novel Technologies Advance Brain Surgery to Benefit Patients
July 24, 2014
In a milestone procedure, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have integrated advanced 3D imaging, computer simulation and next-generation surgical tools to perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incision to remove deep-seate... (More)

UC San Diego Health System Among “Most Wired Advanced” in Nation
July 21, 2014
UC San Diego Health System is among the nation’s “Most Wired Advanced” hospitals, according to new findings released by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN), a publication of the American Hospital Association. The designation – given to just 2... (More)

Parents Rank Their Obese Children as “Very Healthy”
July 21, 2014
A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine-led study suggests that parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in he... (More)

UC San Diego Health System Retains #1 Ranking
July 14, 2014
UC San Diego Health System remains among the nation’s best, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 issue of “America’s Best Hospitals,” released this week. The magazine’s widely cited findings again placed UC San Diego Health System... (More)

Acute Glaucoma Discovered to be an Inflammatory Disease
July 11, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice is largely an inflammatory disease and that high pressure in the eye causes vision loss by setting i... (More)

Charles E. Daniels to be Honored for His Leadership in Health-System Pharmacy
July 09, 2014
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has named Charles E. Daniels, PhD, FASHP, as the recipient of the 2014 John W. Webb Lecture Award. The Webb Award honors health-system pharmacy practitioners or educators who stand apart becau... (More)

Minimally Invasive Heart Stents Prove Safer
July 09, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms – weaknesses in the body's largest a... (More)

New Approach to Remove Blood Clots
July 09, 2014
When a large blood clot was discovered attached to the end of a catheter inside the right atrial chamber of a patient’s heart, doctors faced a daunting challenge. If the clot came loose, the consequences would likely be catastrophic for the patient,... (More)

Rapid Surgical Innovation Puts Patients at Risk for Medical Errors
July 02, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that the risk of patient harm increased two-fold in 2006 – the peak year that teaching hospitals nationwide embraced the pursuit of minimally invasive robotic surge... (More)

New Reprogramming Method Makes Better Stem Cells
July 02, 2014
A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Salk Institute for Biological Studies has shown for the first time that stem cells created using different metho... (More)

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