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​Authored by Patty Maysent, CEO, and Charles Daniels, PhD

San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Carolyn Barber, MD

San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Richard Clark, MD


​Features Igor Grant, MD


​Features Carla Marienfeld, MD

Washington Post

​Features Tom Crisman, clinical nurse

San Diego Business Journal

​Features William Perry, PhD

This is the time when we resolve to improve our health or life, like going on a diet or taking up hang gliding. Some things boost life expectancy and some things not so much. Like hang gliding, but he ...
Our experts discuss the best type of running shoes for the casual runner, common eye issues in children and the difference between food poisoning and the flu.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have expanded a statewide program called Training, Research and Education Driving Safety (TREDS) with the goal of reducing deaths f ...
Using advanced machine learning, a cross disciplinary team of University of California San Diego researchers developed technology that mined Twitter to identify entities illegally selling prescription ...
More than 100 physicians from UC San Diego Health were named “Top Docs” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” annual survey. These physicians represent 45 diverse spe ...
From a minor ailment to a more serious injury, a first aid kit is a must. Learn what common supplies should be in a first aid kit and tips to keep your family safe both in your home and on the road.
An Orange County resident is airlifted to UC San Diego Health in need of an emergency quadruple bypass surgery. Find out how technology and a multidisciplinary team saved his life when every second co ...
With April designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness month, a team of researchers at the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at University of California San D ...
Arriving not quite in time, Jessica Salzman delivered her baby right outside the Emergency Department doors. Months later, the Salzmans got a chance to reunite with their care team to share their grat ...
Having a loved one go through a critical illness is a stressful and traumatic experience that may have lasting effects months after the patient is discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU). To imp ...
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 ...
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 ...