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Her appointment is expected to begin July 1, pending final review and approval according to University of California procedures. An exemplary student at the School of Medicine today was awarded a prestigious scholarship for his effort to eliminate healthcare inequities from the Oak Park neighborhood to the Central Valley. UC Davis Health took another industry-leading step to connect outstanding patient care with the health and wellness of physicians, nurses and other health care workers by appointing a Chief Wellness Officer for all of the employees of the health system.

Colleen E. Janice F. Bell is among the highly distinguished nurse leaders inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. Public health experts have found there is sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.

UC Davis neurologist Michael Rogawski has assumed the role of principal investigator of the University of California Drug Discovery Consortium, a group of researchers across five UC campuses working to translate basic science discoveries into new therapies that could benefit people worldwide. Nominations are now open for individuals whom you think are deserving of special recognition through the Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community.

Deadline is Friday, Nov. Join UC Davis Health employees for this year's emancipation basket collection. The baskets, which contain basic items for the home in addition to cash-gift cards, help young adults transition from dependence on institutional support to independent living. When Genesis Oliva contracted a dangerous cellulitis infection which required multiple, painful surgeries, she was terrified.

But music helped to ease her fear. Grant supports leading-edge research to better understand and develop novel regenerative therapies for vision loss and blindness. The Clinical Studies website is a resource for those who may be interested in participating in research studies at UC Davis Health. Easy-to-understand language, sharing options and online sign ups among the popular features.

Learn more about health plan and other options for employees during this Open Enrollment season. Wishes do come true. If in doubt, ask pediatric cancer patient Matthew Harding.

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The year-old boy from Elverta received the surprise of a lifetime on Wednesday when he became the youngest soccer player in Sacramento Republic FC history to be signed to a contract, as part of his Make-a-Wish wish. UC Davis Health tobacco researcher and physician Elisa Tong is leading a statewide effort to help safety-net health care systems guide their patients who use tobacco products to resources to help them quit.

Soccer has become a vehicle for social change through Street Soccer USA, the organization that brings free pop-up stadiums to low-income neighborhoods for pickup games. UC Davis Health is a sponsor of the championship games, which brings 14 teams to Old Sacramento this weekend to compete for trophies and a chance to compete in the world cup games.

Beginning Oct. The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center's Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission IAC in pediatric transthoracic, pediatric transesophageal and fetal echocardiography. This latest accreditation demonstrates the facility's ongoing commitment to providing high-quality patient care.

Search Releases. Advanced search options. All of Us Research Program enrolls more than , core participants nationwide September 20, The California consortium, which includes UC Davis Health, just surpassed 23, core participants. Physicians can play a crucial role in identifying human trafficking victims September 20, While it is difficult to get accurate data on human trafficking, California has the most calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline in the U. Facebook Live event aims to raise awareness, prevent physician suicide, Sept.

When to worry about AFib September 16, Heart specialist Uma Srivatsa answers questions about a common type of arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib. Contraceptive implant removals by experienced family planning specialists minimizes complications, scarring September 16, Referral centers staffed with experienced family planning specialists are the best places for patients to have their nonpalpable, or deep, birth control implants removed, according to new research by UC Davis Health.

Prestigious scholarship recognizes medical student's activism, UC Davis' leadership in reducing health inequities September 13, No other school has more recipients of the Herbert W. Mentoring Academy at UC Davis Health: A framework to support junior faculty September 12, Through its Mentoring Academy, UC Davis Health provides junior faculty the opportunity to establish and maintain solid mentoring relationships with more seasoned faculty members.

Two UC Davis Health pathologists named among the nation's top industry trailblazers September 10, Breakthroughs at the bench, in the clinic and in every facet of the laboratory have helped diagnostic medicine grow from strength to strength. Medical volunteers needed at California International Marathon on Dec. If you vape, be on the lookout for dangerous health symptoms September 6, The California Department of Public Health has issued an alert about an increase in vaping-associated pulmonary injury.

Grief support group for young adults will begin Sept. Medical imaging rates continue to rise despite push to reduce them September 3, Physician groups have pushed to reduce rates of medical imaging, but they continue to go up, raising concerns about potential harms to patients, UC Davis and other researchers have found. August Probiotic use can lead to major economic and health savings related to flu-like illnesses August 28, A team of researchers developed an economic model to estimate the cost savings of general probiotic use in the U.

Annual back-to-school picnic and talent showcase draws nearly August 27, Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families were invited to spend quality time with each other, have fun and make friends. Romano selected to serve on National Quality Forum panel August 26, Patrick Romano, professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, has been selected to serve on the Scientific Methods Panel of the National Quality Forum, a nonprofit organization that sets national standards for health care quality and value.

In the wake of traumatic events: How to cope with anxiety and fear August 16, Mental health experts at UC Davis Health recently talked about coping with traumatic events that affect people even when they are not directly involved. Ceremony honors organ donors and their families August 9, names were read aloud last night at a special ceremony honoring UC Davis Health patients who became organ donors in the past three years. UC Davis lung cancer experts introduce Latin American oncologists to advances in care August 1, Oncologists visiting from various Latin American countries learn the latest in lung cancer diagnosis and care at UC Davis Health.

Meth use linked to same health outcomes but different discharge conditions for burn patients August 1, UC Davis Health study reveals that methamphetamine use is not linked with worse health outcomes among burn patients but associated with significantly worse discharge realities. Less-invasive procedures as good as open surgery in restoring leg blood flow, avoiding amputation July 30, Surviving with their legs intact is just as likely for patients having a less-invasive procedure to open clogged leg arteries as for patients having an invasive surgery.

Taking on a taboo: Finding non-opioid alternatives for cancer pain July 29, Wesley Watson, who has multiple myeloma and related spinal pain, hopes for relief with a surgical procedure that should reduce the need for opioid medication and the potential for addiction. Inspiring the future generation: Undergraduates get inside look at UC Davis School of Medicine July 26, Prep Medico, the pipeline program, completes its fourth year preparing college freshman and sophomores for careers in medicine.


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Two UC Davis studies assess the health effects of the Camp Fire July 24, UC Davis researchers are conducting two studies to better understand how the November Camp Fire affected the health of people in the region. School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear seeks to support, connect with students July 23, On her first afternoon on the job, School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear told a group of students that she would like to get to know each of them. What is 'gut health' and why is it important? July 22, Everyone at some point experiences digestive problems such as abdominal pain, bloating, loose stools, constipation, heartburn, nausea or vomiting.

Epilepsy: 9 things you need to know about the disorder that caused a Disney star's death July 12, Following the tragic death of Disney star Cameron Boyce from an epileptic seizure this week, many questions have arisen about seizures and epilepsy. UC Davis doctors help Haitian residents, physicians years after quake July 9, Pediatrician Douglas Gross provided emergency care to Haitians after the devastating earthquake in June Celebrate Fourth of July safely June 27, Fireworks are a valued Fourth of July tradition but also a common cause of hand, hearing and burn injuries.

California attorney general and others seek to end humanitarian crisis June 27, Immigration experts and advocates expressed alarm over the U. Exercise safely this summer June 26, You can continue your regular exercise program in the summer as long as you also take steps to prevent heat-related illness.

Teen cancer patient gives back to kids with autism June 25, Make-A-Wish granted teenage cancer patient Carlo Sandoval's wish. Long-time pediatric residency volunteer honored with Lifetime Achievement Award June 18, Michael Sugawara, a volunteer clinical faculty member with the UC Davis pediatric residency program, is the latest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Vaccine against cytomegalovirus slowed transmission in monkeys.

Goal is to prevent disabilities in infants. June 12, A CMV vaccine in infants and toddlers would help to prevent infections in pregnant women, reducing the chance that their babies become infected and develop disabilities. Quick tips to stay cool June 12, How can you cool down on these triple-digit days? Six tips to protect kids from the dangers of hot cars June 10, Last year, 52 children died from heat stroke after they were left in hot cars.

Neurodiversity Summit explores autism as a difference, not a disorder June 6, Neurodiversity Summit brings experts, advocates together to discuss autism as a difference, not a disorder. New clinical guide helps physicians identify risk, talk with patients about firearm safety and injury June 5, Guide gives providers the knowledge and tools they need to help protect patients and communities. New partnership seeks to transform health care in rural California and Oregon June 5, American Medical Association grant will boost graduate medical education and connect resident physicians to communities in need of more providers.

Former FBI agent meets his match, and his hero June 3, Jeff Rinek spent three decades capturing child murderers, kidnappers and molesters. Drowning: It takes seconds for your child to be in danger June 3, To prevent drownings, safety precautions are crucial. All-female UC Davis Health crew builds homes for neighbors June 3, This volunteer work aligns with the UC Davis Health philosophy of caring for community members inside and outside a medical setting.

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Reimagining communities and assessing disaster response and health after the California wildfires, June May 31, A two-day forum June on the UC Davis Sacramento campus will share the latest information and insights to plan for a better future. UC Davis neuroscientist awarded for pioneering work on schizophrenia, other serious mental illnesses May 31, Cameron Carter awarded for pioneering work to understand the healthy brain and how processes go awry in serious mental disorders.

UC Davis nursing school graduate students showcase scholarly work May 29, From barbershops to intensive care units, the research presented by graduate students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing demonstrates a range of impact on health. Spanish language support group for Type 1 diabetic children created May 28, UC Davis Children's Hospital nurse resident Diana Arellano noticed Spanish-speaking patients with Type 1 diabetes and their families faced language barriers that prevented them from learning.

More isn't better when it comes to evaluating chest pain May 23, New and more effective tests are needed to help predict heart attacks and other major cardiac events in patients with chest pain, the second most common reason for emergency department visits in the U. Department of Defense grant will support novel bladder cancer treatment research May 21, Large federal grant will boost research into immunotherapy treatment for bladder cancer. Keeping up with the peregrines May 20, Sibling rivalries. School of Medicine graduates 93 students May 17, Keynote speaker Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine Jorge Garcia urges students to discover the "joy of medicine" despite challenging circumstances.

To meat or not to meat: Are meatless burgers really healthier? May 16, Meatless burgers are more popular than ever - but are they good for us? School of Medicine Class of Graduation Awards May 16, Annual awards ceremony honors students, faculty, residents and staff. In the spotlight: 'The answer to the opioid crisis? Young artists promote organ and tissue donation May 10, The UC Davis Transplant Center and Sierra Donor Services visual arts contest gives high schoolers the chance to express their creativity, win prize money and engage their communities in the Donate Life message.

Cycling: Good for you and the environment May 10, Want to start bike riding for fun and fitness? Is blue light from your cell phone, TV bad for your health? May 9, Blue light boosts alertness, helps memory and cognitive function, and elevates mood. Telemedicine brings care closer to pediatric patients in rural communities May 9, While families may be able to find primary care close to home, specialty care is often scarce. Treating substance use disorder in California emergency departments May 8, Offering prescription medicine to quell opiate withdrawal and on-site counselors in the emergency department is helping patients with addictions get into recovery programs in their own communities.

Knowing how to talk with patients about substance abuse and where they can get help, June 14 May 7, 'Breaking the chains of addiction' gives physicians, nurses and counselors the tools and resources they need to get patients on the road to recovery. Is a nurse ever really on vacation? Tips to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms May 3, Sneezing. A possible explanation for the higher rate of autism in males? Can horses bring healing for dementia patients and their caregivers? May 1, The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is working with Connected Horse, a nonprofit that introduces horses and equine activities to people with dementia and their caregivers.

April UC Davis Names New Dean for School of Medicine April 30, Allison Brashear, professor of neurology, brings expertise in health policy, hospital-clinical integration, academic and research excellence, and a passion for inclusion and patient-centered care.

UC Davis faculty engage community in education about the impact of flavored tobacco use April 25, UC Davis and UC Davis Health faculty are addressing the surge in use of flavored tobacco products and their associated risks. Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April April 22, The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine kicks off a week of celebration and recognition for the staff and faculty who conduct about 10 millions tests each year at UC Davis Health.

Postpartum depression affects 1 in 9 women: What you should know April 19, A UC Davis Health physician-scientist and his team researched and tested a new drug called Zulresso, which is the first to specifically treat postpartum depression. Can a virtual reality game make kids less distractible? April 16, Pencils dropping, kids sneezing, clicking heels and other distractions can making classroom learning difficult for kids with ADHD or who are otherwise highly distractible.

Empowering foster parents to become super parents April 15, UC Davis Health now offers free trainings in child passenger safety, water safety and infant-safe sleeping for foster parents. Creating a culture of safety April 15, There are three types of huddles that take place every day at UC Davis Medical Center, and they all have one thing in common: ensuring and improving patient care and safety. New show spotlights mother's disease, negative effects on daughter April 12, A new show depicts an abusive relationship between a mother, who suffers from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, and her daughter who appears to be constantly sick.


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  • Neurologic disease research at UC Davis contributes to first treatment specifically approved for postpartum depression April 11, UC Davis neurology research contributes to first-ever drug approved for postpartum depression. UC Davis nursing faculty, students and alumni present research at regional conference April 10, A contingent of more than 40 nursing faculty, researchers, alumni and students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis will present their scholarly work at the annual Western Institute of Nursing conference.

    Bringing brains to classrooms April 9, Every March, UC Davis Health pathologists take real brain specimens to local schools as part of multiple community outreach programs. How Salmonella hijacks immune cells April 9, Study shows how bacteria flip "bioelectrical switch," redirecting immune cells away from infection site to spread disease. Employees step up to support patient care for Wednesday's labor action April 9, Dozens of employees sign up to join volunteer labor pool in support of patients during strike. Is there a better way to test for heart attacks in women in emergency departments?

    April 8, UC Davis study to assess sex-specific levels of heart muscle damage to guide emergency care for women nationwide. Aguilar-Gaxiola appointed to national committees to improve health and community engagement April 8, UC Davis Health thought leader focused on reducing health disparities and building strong communities has been named to two national committees. Minimally invasive options expand for surgical patients in the Sacramento region April 5, UC Davis is the first health system in California, and the second on the West Coast, to welcome the arrival of a new robotic surgery system that offers patients the advantages of miniminally invasive surgery plus another: just one small incision.

    UC Drug Discovery Consortium announces first partnership April 5, New industry partnership to provide seed funding for early-stage drug discovery. Assisted dying: The search for ensuring unconsciousness and a humane death March 27, Using protocols anesthesiologists follow before surgery can help improve assisted dying and capital punishment to ensure people are unconscious at the time of death, according to a published review by UC Davis Health's CEO.

    Measles: What parents need to know March 26, With measles outbreaks occurring now throughout the U. How does gestational diabetes affect pregnant women and their babies? March 22, Gestational diabetes accounts for a majority of diabetes diagnoses in pregnant women. What is child life? UC Davis Health graduates meet growing demand for clinical laboratory scientists March 21, Employment outlook is strong for clinical laboratory scientists, and graduates of UC Davis Health's training program are quickly hired by regional labs. Baby born with large hole in her heart healed, thanks to innovative procedure March 19, Redding resident Kacee Roberts was 13 weeks pregnant when an ultrasound detected a problem with her unborn baby.

    Match Day Soon-to-graduate medical students to attend residency in 10 states March 15, Match Day , a suspenseful and festive annual rite of passage, determined where 93, 4th year students from the School of Medicine will go for residency training. UC Davis School of Nursing finalist for national award for excellence in health digital media March 15, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing was named a finalist for a national award for excellence in health- and wellness-related programming across broadcast and digital media at the inaugural Sharecare Awards.

    Cancer Center convenes educational roundtable on flavored tobacco products March 15, UC Davis Health is hosting an educational roundtable on the impact of flavored-tobacco product use in the Sacramento community on Monday. Pulmonary rehab is exercise therapy and much more March 14, Gail Shamberg-Pero has dealt with chronic lung disease for years. UC Davis Health physicians perform California's first minimally invasive mitral valve replacements March 14, UC Davis Health cardiologists are the first in the state to use a minimally-invasive system called transcatheter mitral valve replacement, or TMVR, to replace the mitral valve without the need for conventional open-heart surgery.

    Valley fever on the rise in California March 13, California has the distinction of having more Valley fever infections ithan anywhere else. Support group for children with pacemakers and defibrillators scheduled for April 4 March 11, The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center will host its first gathering of a new support group for patients with pacemakers and defibrillators on Thursday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p. Endometriosis explained: 8 things women should know March 7, About one in 10 women in the United States suffer from endometriosis, but there are treatment options that can help with symptoms such as painful periods.

    Stroke can strike at any age March 6, The death of actor Luke Perry this week is a tragic reminder that stroke can affect anyone, anytime. Researchers seeking a cure for spina bifida get a step closer to their goal March 5, Researchers on the path to finding a cure for spina bifida have identified specific elements in stem cell secretions as key to protecting neurons and ultimately reducing the lower-limb paralysis associated with the birth defect.

    UC Davis Medical Center's new campaign features local photographer, day-to-night concept March 1, A first-of-its-kind ad campaign aimed at generating civic pride features daytime images of the Sacramento skyline during the daylight hours, and nighttime images of the city during the evening hours.

    CA Quits teams up with community clinics to address tobacco use March 1, UC Davis Health tobacco researcher and physician Elisa Tong and CA Quits are working to integrate tobacco cessation support for patients in several Sacramento-area community clinics. February Physicians advocate for increased diversity in medical training nationwide February 28, New England Journal of Medicine article written by UC Davis Health professors shows what they consider a disturbing trend -- the share of medical students from underrepresented groups is on the decline nationwide. Prenatal vitamin intake may reduce autism recurrence in high-risk families February 27, High-risk younger siblings of children with autism are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder ASD , have significantly lower autism symptom severity, and higher cognitive scores if their mothers take maternal prenatal vitamins during their first month of pregnancy, UC Davis research has found.

    Heart conditions affect young patients, too February 26, Adults are often the focus of American Heart Month in February, but children with heart defects and conditions are also being treated with innovative technologies at the UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center. Radiologists quickly improve screening performance with 3D mammography February 26, Radiologists quickly learn to read 3D mammography more accurately than they read standard 2D mammograms, a first-of-its-kind study by a UC Davis researcher has found.

    Patent Ductus Arteriosus non-surgical closures in preemies featured on KVIE digital short video February 21, In the KVIE digital short video, Frank Ing, chief of pediatric cardiology at UC Davis Children's Hospital, discusses how advancements in new tools and treatment are enabling doctors to close that ductus arteriosus vessel in premature tiny babies, through an interventional cath procedure. UC Davis Health gastroenterologists give new hope to patients with rare gastroparesis February 19, UC Davis Health gastroenterologists give new hope to patients with rare gastroparesis battery-powered stomach stimulator moves things forward.

    Heart disease in women: Preventing the No. Robot-assisted throat cancer surgery gets assist from novel optical device February 8, For hard-to-reach tumors at the back of the throat, robots can assist surgeons to remove cancers in a less invasive way. Women's heart health program celebrates 25th anniversary February 7, Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all women in the U. Project aims to transform primary care with interdisciplinary health care teams February 7, Studies show that care in a team-based environment enhances disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment — not only in sports, but also in business, in government — and in health care.

    UC Davis Health nurse scientist among experts behind new plan to address looming health worker shortages February 6, After nearly two years of study, the California Future Health Workforce Commission recently unveiled bold recommendations to eliminate the projected shortfall of primary care health providers.

    Atomic-scale Simulation of Antiarrhythmic Drug Interaction with Cardiac Cells February 6, To unravel the mysterious mechanisms of drug potency for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, a group of researchers at UC Davis have developed novel simulations that provide insights on vital atomic-scale drug-cardiac cells interactions. New treatment directs lymphoma patient's own cells to attack tumor February 6, Oncologists at UC Davis Health treated their first patient with a revolutionary new kind of therapy developed for people with non-Hodgkin lymphoma for whom other treatment approaches have failed.

    Symposium to tackle environmental cancer incidence February 5, All students, staff and faculty members are invited to attend this first-ever symposium aimed at addressing the unique environmental challenges in our region and translating techniques to the cancer realm. Early intervention in autism improves language, IQ and social skills February 4, Breakthrough research demonstrating that children with autism as young as 18 months can vastly improve their language, cognition and social skills with an early intervention developed by UC Davis Professor Sally Rogers has been replicated in a major new study.

    Walking lunch celebrates future eye institute, other exciting developments at UC Davis Health February 1, Outdoor enthusiast and philanthropist Ernest E. January UC Davis Children's Hospital joins program to test critically ill newborns January 31, UC Davis Children's Hospital this month joins Project Baby Bear, the first California state-funded program to offer rapid whole genome sequencing for critically ill newborns.

    Addiction program breaks the cycle by changing mindsets January 30, UC Davis Health's successful addiction counseling program treats patients in the emergency department while working to shift mindsets from a moral failing to a treatable disease. UC Davis Health immunology researcher named a Chancellor's Fellow January 29, Dennis Hartigan-O'Connor, associate professor of medical microbiology and immunology, is one of 10 UC Davis early career researchers to receive the designation.

    Celery juice: Are the benefits real? January 29, Celery juice has become a popular health craze, but are the rumored benefits real? Neuroscience research funding at UC Davis Health among top in nation January 29, UC Davis Health neuroscientists are among some of the best funded in the nation, according to data from the National Institutes of Health. How much sleep do teens need? He explores the issues related to government-supplemented research and summarizes the interaction of government-sponsored basic research, academic pure science research, venture capital investors, and industry….

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    View on ScienceDirect. Authors: Ibis Sanchez-Serrano. Hardcover ISBN: Imprint: Elsevier. Published Date: 6th July Everyone at some point experiences digestive problems such as abdominal pain, bloating, loose stools, constipation, heartburn, nausea or vomiting. Find out how to limit those symptoms. Stephen Cavanagh assumes the dean position at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and welcomes the opportunity to find new ways to deliver care and innovate in cross-campus collaborations.

    It examines whether exercise, diet, mentally challenging tasks and regular health monitoring together improves brain health. Jan Nolta, director of UC Davis' stem cell program, answers questions about treatments and therapies using stem cells, including what people should be very cautious about when a clinic attaches a pricetag to its services.

    Children without insurance are more likely to be transferred to another hospital than those with private insurance. Following the tragic death of Disney star Cameron Boyce from an epileptic seizure this week, many questions have arisen about seizures and epilepsy. Pediatrician Douglas Gross provided emergency care to Haitians after the devastating earthquake in As an outpatient clinic, CCRC runs numerous clinical studies to find cures to some of the most complicated health challenges.

    Fireworks are a valued Fourth of July tradition but also a common cause of hand, hearing and burn injuries. UC Davis Health experts help you celebrate without a trip to the emergency room. Paul A. Sieving, an internationally renowned physician, vision scientist and thought leader in eye care, will join the UC Davis Health Eye Center faculty this fall.

    He will establish a new Center for Ocular Regenerative Therapy to advance gene-based treatments. Immigration experts and advocates expressed alarm over the U. You can continue your regular exercise program in the summer as long as you also take steps to prevent heat-related illness. A UC Davis sports medicine physician highlights symptoms to be aware of and ways to avoid them.

    Make-A-Wish granted teenage cancer patient Carlo Sandoval's wish. What did he ask for? To help kids with autism. Jerome Adams, the 20th Surgeon General of the U. Michael Sugawara, a volunteer clinical faculty member with the UC Davis pediatric residency program, is the latest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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    UC Davis Health occupational and environmental medicine expert Sheri Belafsky offers tips to beat the heat. Last year, 52 children died from heat stroke after they were left in hot cars. These cases happen when kids are left alone in a car — either they are mistakenly forgotten, or the child gets into an unlocked car without the parent knowing.

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    American Medical Association grant will boost graduate medical education and connect resident physicians to communities in need of more providers. Find out how meditation can improve your abilities to cope with a busy world. Jeff Rinek spent three decades capturing child murderers, kidnappers and molesters. To prevent drownings, safety precautions are crucial. Follow our recommendations. This volunteer work aligns with the UC Davis Health philosophy of caring for community members inside and outside a medical setting.

    A two-day forum June on the UC Davis Sacramento campus will share the latest information and insights to plan for a better future. Cameron Carter awarded for pioneering work to understand the healthy brain and how processes go awry in serious mental disorders. From barbershops to intensive care units, the research presented by graduate students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing demonstrates a range of impact on health. UC Davis Children's Hospital nurse resident Diana Arellano noticed Spanish-speaking patients with Type 1 diabetes and their families faced language barriers that prevented them from learning.

    Together with her colleagues, she tackled the issue by creating a new support group to help. New and more effective tests are needed to help predict heart attacks and other major cardiac events in patients with chest pain, the second most common reason for emergency department visits in the U.

    UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center welcomed a crowd of to hear about the latest in innovations, research updates and extremes of cardiac care. Large federal grant will boost research into immunotherapy treatment for bladder cancer. Sibling rivalries. Food fights. Empty nest syndrome. UC Davis Medical Center's new livestream has it all. Stay tuned!

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    Keynote speaker Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine Jorge Garcia urges students to discover the "joy of medicine" despite challenging circumstances. The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is stepping up its public health approach to understanding and treating dementia and Alzheimer's disease with the addition of faculty from the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences and their major grant-funded research projects.

    Meatless burgers are more popular than ever - but are they good for us? A novel pain drug developed at UC Davis has proven effective and non-addictive so far in animal trials, leading to hope it might help ease the opioid crisis in humans. Richard Bold, M. The UC Davis Transplant Center and Sierra Donor Services visual arts contest gives high schoolers the chance to express their creativity, win prize money and engage their communities in the Donate Life message. Winners for were announced this week. Want to start bike riding for fun and fitness?

    Blue light boosts alertness, helps memory and cognitive function, and elevates mood. But overexposure to blue light could be hurting your eyes, sleep cycle. Learn how you can reduce the risk. While families may be able to find primary care close to home, specialty care is often scarce. To get specialized care for their children, many families are turning to innovations like telehealth — remote consultation through video or audio.

    Offering prescription medicine to quell opiate withdrawal and on-site counselors in the emergency department is helping patients with addictions get into recovery programs in their own communities. Stephen J. Itchy throat. Watery eyes. It's definitely spring — and allergy time. UC Davis Health allergist Rosemary Hallett offers guidance for controlling symptoms and surviving spring. Columbia University Professor Kevin L. Gardner describes the latest research into the molecular mechanisms that increase breast cancer risk.

    Here are some preventative tips to keep your family safe. The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is working with Connected Horse, a nonprofit that introduces horses and equine activities to people with dementia and their caregivers. The hope is that the connection will support healing. Allison Brashear, professor of neurology, brings expertise in health policy, hospital-clinical integration, academic and research excellence, and a passion for inclusion and patient-centered care.

    UC Davis and UC Davis Health faculty are addressing the surge in use of flavored tobacco products and their associated risks. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine kicks off a week of celebration and recognition for the staff and faculty who conduct about 10 millions tests each year at UC Davis Health. A UC Davis Health physician-scientist and his team researched and tested a new drug called Zulresso, which is the first to specifically treat postpartum depression.

    Is cannabidiol, better known as CBD, right for you? UC Davis Health physiology associate professor Yu-fung Lin answers some questions about its safety and health benefits. Coolidge Gold Medal winner for more than three decades of expertise in the field of medical physics.

    This is the highest honor given to scientists in the field. Parents, friends, special educators, medical professionals and self-advocates are encouraged to attend this event to learn more about UC Davis MIND Institute research and resources. The nationwide report is co-authored by Heather M. Pencils dropping, kids sneezing, clicking heels and other distractions can making classroom learning difficult for kids with ADHD or who are otherwise highly distractible. A new UC Davis study tests whether a virtual reality game exposing kids to these and other distractions can alleviate the problem and help them succeed.

    Patty Schetter from the UC Davis MIND Institute will discuss video modeling as a tool that can teach people with developmental disabilities a variety of skills they can use in school, their jobs and relationships. UC Davis Health now offers free trainings in child passenger safety, water safety and infant-safe sleeping for foster parents. There are three types of huddles that take place every day at UC Davis Medical Center, and they all have one thing in common: ensuring and improving patient care and safety.

    A new show depicts an abusive relationship between a mother, who suffers from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, and her daughter who appears to be constantly sick. UC Davis neurology research contributes to first-ever drug approved for postpartum depression. A contingent of more than 40 nursing faculty, researchers, alumni and students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis will present their scholarly work at the annual Western Institute of Nursing conference.

    Every March, UC Davis Health pathologists take real brain specimens to local schools as part of multiple community outreach programs. Study shows how bacteria flip "bioelectrical switch," redirecting immune cells away from infection site to spread disease. Dozens of employees sign up to join volunteer labor pool in support of patients during strike. UC Davis study to assess sex-specific levels of heart muscle damage to guide emergency care for women nationwide. UC Davis Health thought leader focused on reducing health disparities and building strong communities has been named to two national committees.

    UC Davis is the first health system in California, and the second on the West Coast, to welcome the arrival of a new robotic surgery system that offers patients the advantages of miniminally invasive surgery plus another: just one small incision. Every day UC Davis Medical Center's emergency department staff respond to psychiatric emergencies, abuse and assault cases, and other traumatic situations.

    New industry partnership to provide seed funding for early-stage drug discovery. Can better fitness or diet help reduce the risk of diabetes and Alzheimer's disease in African Americans? New state grants will help get the answers. It will provide a forum for collaboration within the multidisciplinary congenital cardiac community. Her extensive research has provided insights into other disorders such as autism and bipolar disorder. Using protocols anesthesiologists follow before surgery can help improve assisted dying and capital punishment to ensure people are unconscious at the time of death, according to a published review by UC Davis Health's CEO.

    With measles outbreaks occurring now throughout the U. Gestational diabetes accounts for a majority of diabetes diagnoses in pregnant women. Employment outlook is strong for clinical laboratory scientists, and graduates of UC Davis Health's training program are quickly hired by regional labs. Redding resident Kacee Roberts was 13 weeks pregnant when an ultrasound detected a problem with her unborn baby. Learn how the UC Davis Health team repaired the defect.

    Match Day , a suspenseful and festive annual rite of passage, determined where 93, 4th year students from the School of Medicine will go for residency training. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing was named a finalist for a national award for excellence in health- and wellness-related programming across broadcast and digital media at the inaugural Sharecare Awards. UC Davis Health is hosting an educational roundtable on the impact of flavored-tobacco product use in the Sacramento community on Monday.

    Gail Shamberg-Pero has dealt with chronic lung disease for years. UC Davis Health cardiologists are the first in the state to use a minimally-invasive system called transcatheter mitral valve replacement, or TMVR, to replace the mitral valve without the need for conventional open-heart surgery. California has the distinction of having more Valley fever infections ithan anywhere else. The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center will host its first gathering of a new support group for patients with pacemakers and defibrillators on Thursday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.

    About one in 10 women in the United States suffer from endometriosis, but there are treatment options that can help with symptoms such as painful periods. Longtime "Jeopardy! Here are some things to know about the hard-to-detect disease. Researchers discovered this finding as part of a pre-launch, stakeholder assessment of a multimedia program designed to encourage men to open up to their primary care providers about suicidal thoughts. The death of actor Luke Perry this week is a tragic reminder that stroke can affect anyone, anytime.

    While the risk of stroke increases with age, it can occur at any age. Vascular neurologist Kwan Ng provides tips for recognizing the signs of stroke, together with guidance for stroke prevention. Researchers on the path to finding a cure for spina bifida have identified specific elements in stem cell secretions as key to protecting neurons and ultimately reducing the lower-limb paralysis associated with the birth defect. A first-of-its-kind ad campaign aimed at generating civic pride features daytime images of the Sacramento skyline during the daylight hours, and nighttime images of the city during the evening hours.

    UC Davis Health tobacco researcher and physician Elisa Tong and CA Quits are working to integrate tobacco cessation support for patients in several Sacramento-area community clinics. Thanks to high-tech, 3D printers, UC Davis Health physicians are enhancing their capabilities and mapping out surgeries in ways that benefit patients and surgical outcomes. New England Journal of Medicine article written by UC Davis Health professors shows what they consider a disturbing trend -- the share of medical students from underrepresented groups is on the decline nationwide.

    But the article also highlights proven strategies at UC Davis School of Medicine for advancing equity in admissions. High-risk younger siblings of children with autism are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder ASD , have significantly lower autism symptom severity, and higher cognitive scores if their mothers take maternal prenatal vitamins during their first month of pregnancy, UC Davis research has found. Adults are often the focus of American Heart Month in February, but children with heart defects and conditions are also being treated with innovative technologies at the UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center.

    Radiologists quickly learn to read 3D mammography more accurately than they read standard 2D mammograms, a first-of-its-kind study by a UC Davis researcher has found. Her address is Tuesday, Feb. In the KVIE digital short video, Frank Ing, chief of pediatric cardiology at UC Davis Children's Hospital, discusses how advancements in new tools and treatment are enabling doctors to close that ductus arteriosus vessel in premature tiny babies, through an interventional cath procedure.

    UC Davis Health gastroenterologists give new hope to patients with rare gastroparesis battery-powered stomach stimulator moves things forward. Today, it encompasses rural and urban locations throughout Yolo County and partners with UC Davis Health to provide first-class care for Medi-Cal and underserved patient populations. Hospitalization is hard. It can be really scary, especially for children. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.

    The good news, however, is that heart disease can often be prevented with a heart-healthy lifestyle. A ribbon cutting was held to mark the start of this program for patients with congenital heart defects and other heart conditions. For hard-to-reach tumors at the back of the throat, robots can assist surgeons to remove cancers in a less invasive way.

    He replaces Reginald Low, who led the division for two decades and plans to retire this year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all women in the U. Studies show that care in a team-based environment enhances disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment — not only in sports, but also in business, in government — and in health care.

    After nearly two years of study, the California Future Health Workforce Commission recently unveiled bold recommendations to eliminate the projected shortfall of primary care health providers. UC Davis Health already works toward the stated goals. To unravel the mysterious mechanisms of drug potency for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, a group of researchers at UC Davis have developed novel simulations that provide insights on vital atomic-scale drug-cardiac cells interactions.

    Oncologists at UC Davis Health treated their first patient with a revolutionary new kind of therapy developed for people with non-Hodgkin lymphoma for whom other treatment approaches have failed. All students, staff and faculty members are invited to attend this first-ever symposium aimed at addressing the unique environmental challenges in our region and translating techniques to the cancer realm. Breakthrough research demonstrating that children with autism as young as 18 months can vastly improve their language, cognition and social skills with an early intervention developed by UC Davis Professor Sally Rogers has been replicated in a major new study.

    Outdoor enthusiast and philanthropist Ernest E. UC Davis Children's Hospital this month joins Project Baby Bear, the first California state-funded program to offer rapid whole genome sequencing for critically ill newborns.