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​Features Linda Hill, MD, MPH

In an effort to put the brakes on sobering statistics related to teenagers driving under the influence, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will join forces with the S ...
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Sonya Norman, PhD


​Features UC San Diego Health Trauma Team

San Diego Magazine

​Features Patty Maysent, CEO


​Features Mingxiong Huang, PhD, and Dewleen Baker, MD

San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Linda Hill, MD, MPH

MedCity News

​Features Theodore Chan, MD


​Features Theodore Chan, MD

Huffington Post

​Features Dilip Jeste, MD, Razelle Kurzrock, MD, Sandip Patel, MD, Ezra Cohen, MD, and Vaishal Tolia, MD, MPH

Drug-related overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents at 44,000 fatalities annually. In response, researchers at University of ...
In a massive analysis of DNA samples from more than 13,000 U.S. soldiers, scientists have identified two statistically significant genetic variants that may be associated with an increased risk of pos ...
Local philanthropists Gary and Mary West have provided $11.8 million to the University of California San Diego to create a state-of-the-art senior emergency care unit to be housed within the Emergency ...
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and University of British Columbia (UBC) have determined that, in mice, age diminishes ability to regenerate axons, the brain’s co ...
Cognitive and functional recovery after a stroke or traumatic injury requires intense rehabilitative therapy to help the brain repair and restructure itself. New findings by researchers at University ...
UC San Diego Health and the City of El Centro have entered the next phase of a comprehensive management services relationship with El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC). Under a new agreement, UC ...
Texting a friend, using a GPS device or talking on a cell phone while driving – even hands-free – can put lives in danger. Distracted driving has emerged as a major transportation safety problem. To c ...
UC San Diego Health recently hired social workers to address the complex needs of high risk patients in the Emergency Department and establish a bridge to community services to decrease readmissions a ...
From comprehensive stroke care when every second counts to stitching deep cuts and evaluating flu symptoms, UC San Diego Health provides the highest quality of care when patients arrive through the em ...
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).
Constipation is a serious health problem that won't go away. Too little dietary fiber is the main culprit but here are 13 other causes.
Each year, more than 10 million Americans seek medical attention, often in emergency situations, for symptoms of intestinal blockages. Researchers at the University California, San Diego School of Med ...
In this month's Corner Clinic, UC San Diego Health System experts answer questions about the best way to breathe, the healthiest way to grill, and how to treat burns.
Vacations abroad are not suppoesd to be trips the hospital. Find out how to travel safely and healthfully, including tips on vaccinations and packing your medications from our travel medicine expert.
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