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Recent News

10/8/2018
On Monday, October 15, UC San Diego Health will open a new comprehensive health center located at 16950 Via Tazon in Rancho Bernardo. Described as a “clinic of the future,” the new 57,000 square foot ...
10/2/2018
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are complex carbohydrates that are highly abundant and unique to human milk. Accumulating evidence indicates that exposure to HMOs in the postnatal period has both i ...
8/31/2018
Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of birth defects in the US, and a recent study by UC San Diego found the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is as high, or ...
8/29/2018
The body works incredibly hard to deliver a baby into the world. Eric Vu, certified nurse midwife at UC San Diego Health, talks about the stages of labor, related pains — and interventions both medica ...
8/26/2018
To better understand how much marijuana or constituent compounds actually get into breast milk and how long it remains, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine conducted a ...
6/26/2018
Seemingly mundane changes to things like bathroom signage and electronic medical records can improve LGBTQ inclusion and help reduce health disparities.
6/15/2018
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. Their epidemiological study is published i ...
6/12/2018
The unique composition of a mother’s breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine with colleagues in ...
5/11/2018
Our experts answer your questions on everything from headaches to tummy aches. This month, our experts discuss how facial bones change with age, eye floaters and if childbirth causes pelvic floor diso ...
4/24/2018
Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla was recognized with the prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation for the services offered to our tiniest patients and their moms.
4/17/2018
Roughly one in 10 women in the United States will experience depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The consequences, however, may extend to their children, report re ...
3/5/2018
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormone condition up to 10 percent of women have. It often contributes to metabolic problems. Read how a woman diagnosed as a teenager turned her medical condition into ...
2/5/2018
In approximately 15 percent of cases where couples are unable to conceive, the underlying cause of infertility is not known. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and in ...
1/23/2018
Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common hormone condition that contributes to infertility and metabolic problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, tend to have less diverse gut ba ...
3/21/2017
In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, University of Cyprus and Stanford University map the complex biological cascade caused by MIA: the expression ...

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Our Physicians In the News
10/16/2018
Cal Matters

​Features Jennifer Wagman, PhD

10/9/2018
Becker's Hospital Review

​Features Patty Maysent, CEO, and Chris Kane, MD, CEO, UC San Diego Health Physician Group

10/3/2018
The Medical News

​Features Lars Bode, PhD

9/17/2018
Healthcare IT News

​Features Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, MD