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10/8/2014
The ASCO Post
Features Jason Sicklick, MD, and James Murphy, MD
10/7/2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have, for the first time, clearly defined the epidemiology of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which occur primarily in the lining of the stomach and small intestine.
10/6/2014
Science Newsline
Features Eyal Raz, MD, and Samuel Bertin, PhD
10/1/2014
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that T-cells – a type of white blood cell that learns to recognize and attack microbial pathogens – are activated by a pain receptor.
10/1/2014
The Medical News
Features Paul Viviano, CEO
9/22/2014
Becker's ACS Review
Features Sheila Crowe, MD, and William Sandborn, MD
8/4/2014
Headline and Global News
Features Eyal Raz, MD and Petrus de Jong, MD
8/1/2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient in chili peppers – produces chronic activation of a receptor on cells lining the intestines of mice, triggering a reaction that ...
7/30/2014
National Geographic
Features David Pride, MD, PhD
7/18/2014
Healio
Features William Sandborn, MD
7/15/2014
U-T San Diego
Features Paul Viviano, CEO
7/14/2014
UC San Diego Health System ranks among the nation’s best, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 issue of "America’s Best Hospitals."
6/27/2014
Christina Johnson
Ever have that feeling you're not alone? You're not. Trillions of microbes reside within your intestinal tract, for good and ill. UC San Diego scientists and physicians are discovering new ways to emphasize the former and prevent the latter.
6/27/2014
The La Jolla Light
Authored by Scott Lippman, MD and features James Murphy, MD, Daniel Simpson, MD, Samir Gupta, MD, and Maria Elena Martinez, PhD
5/19/2014
Adolescents with chronic diseases (ACD), such as cystic fibrosis, gastrointestinal disorders (including Crohn’s disease) and Type 1 diabetes, often find the transition of managing their health care needs into adulthood to be challenging. A new study by re ...
5/5/2014
Michelle Brubaker
After a mother of two was in horrific pain, lost her sense of taste and her hair started falling out, she was referred to UC San Diego Health System and diagnosed with a rare disease called Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome (CCS).
4/29/2014
Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored UC San Diego Health System with an “A” – its top grade in patient safety.
3/4/2014
Scott LaFee
Listen to your body: sometimes it's trying to tell you something is wrong. Here are 10 symptoms you shouldn't ignore.
1/29/2014
UC San Diego Health System is a recipient of Healthgrades’ “Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.” Top performing hospitals were selected based on clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care in specialty areas such as cardiac and n ...
12/10/2013
Jackie Carr
To create a better patient experience for people with chronic disease, UC San Diego Health System has implemented shared medical appointments, a pilot program to increase access to physicians and aid patient education.
10/2/2013
Surgeons at UC San Diego Health System have performed the region’s first robotic gastrectomy, a potentially lifesaving procedure to remove a section of the stomach after a diagnosis of gastric cancer. Aided by a da Vinci robot, surgeons remove the disease ...
8/21/2013
Vedolizumab, a new intravenous antibody medication, has shown positive results for treating both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine.
8/5/2013
Organized mailing campaigns could substantially increase colorectal cancer screening among uninsured patients, a study published in the August 5 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine reveals. The research also suggests that a non-invasive colorectal sc ...