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San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Santiago Horgan, MD

A surgical team at UC San Diego Health has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can remove a diseased gallbladder through a single incision hidden in the belly bu ...
Becker's ASC Review

​Features Santiago Horgan, MD


​Features Shaochen Chen, PhD, and Alan Hemming, MD

Physician-scientists with Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health have been leading the way in pancreatic cancer care by investigating new therapies as well as offering innovative clinical trials ...

​Features Mitul Patel, MD

Removing plaque from clogged arteries is a common procedure that can save and improve lives. This treatment approach was recently made even safer and more effective with a new, high-tech catheter that ...
The Courier

​Features Stuart Jamieson, MD, and Michael Madani, MD

Hospitals & Health Networks

​Features Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD

Surgery is usually prescribed after a breast cancer diagnosis. Patients may undergo side effects that impact mobility and quality of life. Resenia Collins, occupational therapist, talks about the bene ...
The New York Times

​Features Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD, and David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences and dean, UC San Diego School of Medicine

Roger Tsien, PhD, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry and professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry at University of California San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years, died A ...
Times of San Diego

​Features UC San Diego Health

Ranked No. 1 in San Diego, UC San Diego Health and its hospitals have been recognized among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. The annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Ho ...
Eating is one of life's simple pleasures but, if you have a salivary stone in your mouth, mealtime may become a source of anxiety: fright with every bite. UC San Diego Health can help.
UC San Diego Health has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review to its 2016 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” The list is based on rankings and awards from reputable sources, such as Healthgrad ...
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated that distinct types of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer in adults, tend to develop in different ...
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have shown that ozanimod (RPC1063), a novel drug molecule, is moderately effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Results ...
UC San Diego Health has one of the lowest C-section rates in San Diego County. Having one C-section doesn't mean you will need one with future pregnancies. Learn more about C-sections and vaginal birt ...
After their troop leader had a life-saving valve replacement, a group of Girl Scouts made heart pillows to help cardiac patients during their recovery process.
Urologists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Genesis Healthcare Partners have tested a new model of care for patients with low-risk prostate cancer. The evidence-based appro ...
Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health celebrates it's 25th anniversary.
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have determined that certain gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are more deadly than previously reported in medical literatur ...
One of the fastest growing medical specialties are hospitalists – physicians who spend their days and careers entirely focused upon treating hospitalized patients. Their impact, though, extends far be ...
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 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.
Surgeries at the new Jacobs Medical Center will have a bold, new look – a high-tech suite of operating rooms with real-time, advanced imaging technologies that are “a patient’s and surgeon’s dream.” ...
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 ...
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