Recent Highlights from UC San Diego Health

The sun and sky.

When is Taking a Vitamin D Supplement Appropriate?

​It's estimated that 70 percent of Americans are deficient in vitamin D. Learn the best natural sources and when a supplement may be recommended from registered dietitian Alia Al-Tamimi.

Prescription medication and money.

Prescription Medication: How to Be A Smart Shopper

​Often shocked by the out-of-pocket cost of your prescriptions? Jonathan Watanabe, PharmD, PhD, shares advice on finding the most effective medication for the best prices.

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In Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

Depression and anxiety affect about 1 out of every 4 adults. Find out how to maximize the benefits of common medications used to treat symptoms of depression.

Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

Expert Stroke Care

​Our advanced treatments help save the lives of stroke patients. We're honored to receive the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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May 3-15: Construction May Slow Traffic into La Jolla Campus

​Plan for extra driving time entering on Campus Point Drive starting May 3, and consider using alternate entrances from Regents Road. The construction work is related to the San Diego Trolley's expansion.

Tom Patterson and his wife.

Experimental "Phage" Therapy Saves A Life

​Tom Patterson was in a coma with a multidrug-resistant infection when he underwent therapy with phages — viruses that kill bacteria.