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1/4/2017
Meet Drew Renick, a triathlete who went home the same day he had his hip replaced. His surgeon, Scott Ball, MD, explains how joint replacements can now often be performed as outpatient procedures.
12/22/2016
This month UC San Diego Health experts discuss the HPV vaccine for boys, effective treatments for opioid addiction and when surgery is required for a hernia.
12/22/2016
Premature triplets help debut the new Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health — home to advanced care in cancer, surgery, and the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
12/21/2016
Pain relief usually starts in the drug store, where the options can be overwhelming. Joseph Ma, PharmD, shares a few questions to ask yourself when choosing a pain reliever or deciding when to see a d ...
12/19/2016
PBS Newshour

​Features Robert Steiner, MD, and Sharon Ross, director, public relations and community outreach, Lifesharing

12/19/2016
Del Mar Times

Features Douglas Chang, MD, PhD

12/19/2016
Danon Disease, a rare genetic disorder often misdiagnosed as heart failure, caused a teen to undergo a heart transplant. Find out how a UC San Diego researcher is using beating heart cells to find a l ...
12/14/2016
Modern hospitals are designed to aid healing in every possible space, from operating rooms and recovery areas to cafeterias and lobbies. One way is through art, and the new Jacobs Medical Center at UC ...
12/7/2016
Becker's Hospital Review

​Features Thomas Savides, MD, CXO, Christopher Longhurst, MD, CIO, and Marc Sylwestrzak, information services experience and development director< ...

12/6/2016
Patients at the newly opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in command of their own experience by controlling room temperature, lighting, accessing their personal medical informat ...
12/2/2016
10News

​Features Victor Pretorius, MBchB, Alan Hemming, MD, and Eric Adler, MD

11/30/2016
On November 4, 2016, surgeons at UC San Diego Health performed the region’s first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT). During the 10-hour surgery, 54-year old Frank “Sonny” Taitano received a healt ...
11/22/2016
La Jolla Light

​Authored by Scott Lippman, MD, and features Roger Tsien, PhDQuyen Nguyen, MD, PhD, Anne Wallace, MD, Shu Chien, ...

11/21/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor, health sciences and dean, School of Medicine, and Patty Maysent, CEO

11/17/2016
UC San Diego Health will open Jacobs Medical Center, a 245-bed medical and surgical specialty hospital, on November 20, 2016. Named in recognition of $100 million in gifts from Joan and Irwin Jacobs, ...
11/2/2016
Science Newsline

​Features Jason Sicklick, MD

11/1/2016
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic provide the first evidence that the Hedgehog signaling pathway is central to the formation of gastrointestinal stro ...
10/24/2016
MD Alert

​Features Rachel Voss, MD

10/17/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Santiago Horgan, MD

10/11/2016
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 ...
10/4/2016
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 ...
9/26/2016
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 ...
9/6/2016
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 ...
8/31/2016
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 ...
8/2/2016
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 ...
7/1/2016
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.
4/29/2016
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 ...
4/28/2016
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.
4/11/2016
Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health celebrates it's 25th anniversary.
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