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San Diego Union Tribune

​Features J. Kellogg Parsons, MD

The Medical News

​Features Judy Davidson, clinical nurse, and Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH

The Medical News

​Features Jason Sicklick, MD, and Katherine Fero

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine. Though more common in later in life, GISTs can ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
PBS Newshour

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

Del Mar Times

Features Douglas Chang, MD, PhD

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 ...
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 ...
Becker's Hospital Review

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

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 ...

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

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 ...
La Jolla Light

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

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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health celebrates it's 25th anniversary.
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