After a 27-year-old tragically died, his heart was donated to not one, but two people. Hear about the rare transplant - only performed 10 times worldwide - that united three families during an emotion ...
A hospital visit may be a time of stress for patients and visitors alike. Volunteers can help ease the occasion, sometimes by offering an ear (to listen); sometimes by offering an ear (to scratch).
Features Gabriel Haddad, MD, and Tsering Stobdan, PhD
Ethiopians have lived at high altitudes for thousands of years, providing a natural experiment for studying human adaptations to low oxygen, a condition known as hypoxia. One factor that may enable Et ...
Features Elliot McVeigh, PhD
Once again, UC San Diego Health and its hospitals are ranked #1 in San Diego, and recognized among the best in the nation, by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-16. The annual U.S. News “Best Hospitals ...
Features Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD
UC San Diego Health and AccentCare have created a jointly owned home health services agency to serve UC San Diego Health patients in San Diego and surrounding communities.
Features Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD
In the first randomized trial to look at statin effects on behavior, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that aggressive behavior typically declined among ...
Features Alexander Khalessi, MD
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Features Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD
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We need sodium to function but too much can be a bad thing. Americans consume too much salt due to a diet heavy in processed foods. To help with reducing your daily sodium intake, here are three less ...
UC San Diego Health System and the City of El Centro have entered into a long-term management services agreement on behalf of El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC), the city-owned hospital, with t ...
I sit a lot at work – should I get a standing desk? I get leg cramps -- should I worry about pulmonary embolism? What can I do about dry eyes? Our experts answer your health questions in this month’s ...
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 us ...
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 cardi ...
About one quarter of all atrial fibrillation patients at the lowest risk for stroke receive unnecessary blood thinners from cardiology specialists, according to a new study by researchers at Universit ...
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.
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 ...
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a key piece in the complex molecular puzzle underlying heart failure – a serious and sometimes life-threatenin ...
What are some signs of head and neck cancers? Should I go on statins if I have borderline high cholesterol? What are the pros and cons of fetal testing? Our experts answer your health questions in thi ...
Prescription medications are designed to remedy a diagnosed illness or condition but a side effect of many can be unwanted weight gain, adding pounds and problems. Learn more about drugs that can sabo ...
The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded two University of California, San Diego researchers almost $3 million in combined funding to pursue new tec ...
Roger Knott, a former Navy ship driver and volunteer on the USS Midway Museum, received a heart transplant on New Year’s Eve. It was the 54th heart transplant performed at UC San Diego Health System s ...
Study finds that patients undergoing a first-time implantable cardoverter-defibrillator (ICD) procedure in the afternoon or evening or on weekends or holidays were more likely to experience adverse ev ...