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11/20/2014
U-T San Diego
Features Paul Viviano, CEO
11/17/2014
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
Features Chad Hutchinson, MSN, RN
10/30/2014
HealthDay
Features Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD
10/20/2014
San Diego Business Journal
Features UC San Diego Health System
10/20/2014
Becker's Spine Review
Features William Taylor, MD
10/8/2014
The ASCO Post
Features Jason Sicklick, MD, and James Murphy, MD
10/1/2014
The Medical News
Features Paul Viviano, CEO
9/2/2014
Yadira Galindo
Dysfunctional kidneys meant that San Diego police dispatcher Jeff Monis was regularly leashed to a dialysis machine until out of the blue a fellow officer made him an extraordinary offer that changed ...
8/12/2014
Oncologists at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center are the first in San Diego to meld magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with a traditional ultrasound prostate exam to create a three-dimensiona ...
8/12/2014
Science Blog
Features Joseph Ciacci, MD, and Martin Marsala, MD
8/11/2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to investigate the safety of neural stem cell transplantation in patients with chronic spinal c ...
8/11/2014
U-T San Diego
Features Michael Karin, PhD, Roger Tsien, PhD, Jerrold Olefsky, MD, Theodore Friedmann, MD, Cedric Garland, DrPH, < ...
8/11/2014
MSN Healthy Living
Features Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD
8/6/2014
KPBS
Features Clark Chen, MD, PhD
8/5/2014
KPBS
Features Clark Chen, MD, PhD
8/4/2014
NBC San Diego
Features UC San Diego Health System
8/4/2014
Med India
Features Trey Ideker, PhD, and Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD
7/24/2014
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 incisi ...
7/9/2014
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 aort ...
7/9/2014
Experts at the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) are now able to save patients from potentially fatal outcomes from blood clots, infected masses or foreign bodies from major cardiac b ...
7/2/2014
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 embrace ...
5/16/2014
A heat advisory is still in effect in San Diego County with temperatures rising to more than 100 degrees in some areas. During this extreme weather, with the possibility of significant smoke pollution ...
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 ...
4/22/2014
Scott LaFee
Each year, millions of Americans visit their doctors with sports- or activity-related joint injuries, most commonly to the knee or shoulder. We ask Dr. Christopher Wahl to diagnose the current situati ...
3/11/2014
Three weeks after delivering her first child, Amanda began to suffer from extreme fatigue, headaches, a tight chest and stomach pain. An initial diagnosis of pneumonia changed for the worse: Amanda wa ...
3/5/2014
Jackie Carr
Minimally invasive surgery involves fewer and shorter incisions, which can mean less pain, shorter hospital stays and reduced scarring.
2/24/2014
Using a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided laser technology, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have successfully treated a malignant tumor deep inside a patient’s brain. This is t ...
12/5/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Francis Gonzales, MD, with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, traveled to Guatemala with a team of medical staff from across the nation to perform joint replacements on patients in need of critical ...
10/1/2013
Scott LaFee
UC San Diego physicians Wallace and Blair answer questions about several issues surrounding breast cancer, including prevention and treatment, and inflammatory breast cancer, a particularly difficult ...
8/8/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Sonya Ahmed, MD, joins UC San Diego Health System as the new chief of the Foot and Ankle Division in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, bringing advanced treatment options and team collaborations t ...
6/10/2013
Michelle Brubaker
UC San Diego Health System has opened a new state-of-the art Level 1 Trauma Center that will improve efficiency and save trauma surgeons about 10 to twenty minutes of resuscitation time per patient.
4/23/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Nancy Kehoe spent most of nursing school in chronic pain with two severely arthritic hips. Her quality of life improved after receiving two anterior hip replacements at UC San Diego Health System.
3/21/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Plastic surgeon Amanda Gosman coordinated a team of volunteers to travel more than 8,000 to miles Malawi, Africa, to provide much needed surgical and follow up care for patients with cleft lips and pa ...
1/10/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Glen Horn is back to riding the waves after a mini-posterior hip replacement, performed by Scott Ball, MD at UC San Diego Health System.