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July 2018

Cancer Center to help patients tackle nicotine addiction

July 18, 2018

Steven Berkstresser has chewed tobacco for most of the past 40 years, and he’s always wanted to kick the habit. But it was a cancer diagnosis that prompted him to join a UC Davis program to help him quit.

New Study Pages website helps volunteers, patients find clinical trials at UC Davis Health

July 17, 2018

The MIND Institute's study of early social skills of infants and toddlers is just one of the ongoing clinical studies volunteers and patients can find on the new Study Pages website, a resource for healthy volunteers, patients and clinical investigators.

2018 Diversity & Inclusion Dialogue Series presentation, July 18

July 13, 2018

Join Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra as he presents, "Immigration: Are we closing the door on the American Dream?" The discussion is part of UC Davis Diversity & Inclusion Dialogue Series.

Natale named chief of staff at UC Davis Medical Center

July 13, 2018

JoAnne Natale, professor of pediatric critical care and director of quality and safety at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has been elected chief of staff of UC Davis Medical Center, effective July 1.

Permanent supportive housing holds potential for improving health of the homeless

July 11, 2018

Would providing permanent supportive housing to the homeless improve their health? Find out more and the recommendations of a team of leading physicians and experts who evaluated current studies. The work, done on behalf of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, was led by Kenneth W. Kizer, distinguished professor and Institute for Population Health Improvement director at UC Davis.

Jonathan Riess receives 2018 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award

July 11, 2018

The National Cancer Institute recognizes UC Davis oncologist for outstanding clinical research.

Community colleges can boost physician diversity and access to primary care

July 10, 2018

New UC Davis Health research shows that medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine. “If we want to expand the primary care workforce together with culturally competent care, we need to focus more on community college as an important pathway to medical school,” said lead author Efrain Talamantes.

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts brain food lecture as part of series on July 19

July 10, 2018

Join cardiovascular expert John Rutledge for a fascinating lecture on the link between a healthy heart and aging well. 

Coming home: Nurse who received life-saving care as a child returns

July 9, 2018

The life-saving care Elizabeth Clifton received 30 years ago at UC Davis Medical Center inspired her to become a registerd nurse and educator. She's come full circle -- literally -- having returned to UC Davis to teach new nurses in the same room where she was treated for rare autoimmune disorder as a child.

Violence Prevention Research Program epidemiologists recognized for leading-edge studies

July 6, 2018

Methods to assess aspects of the environment at school, among peers and in neighborhoods awarded for best postdoctoral paper from the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Poster presentation on recurrent firearm assault injuries also recognized.

Be safe in the sun

July 3, 2018

Most young people don’t think much about the dangerous effects of the sun and artificial ultraviolet (UV) light, but sun safety early in life is crucial to preventing skin cancer in adulthood.

June 2018

Surviving summer with chronic lung disease

June 29, 2018

Summer days of high heat and poor air quality can be extremely challenging for those with COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung conditions. Combined with the likelihood of fires, extra precautions are necessary.

UC Davis lung physiology student gets the chance of a lifetime: Attending a meeting with 43 Nobel Laureates

June 29, 2018

Cameron Flayer, a doctoral student in physiology and toxicology at UC Davis Health, gets tips from Laureates about being successful in science.

Exercise safely in summer heat

June 29, 2018

Continue your regular exercise program in the summer, but also take steps to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke. A sports medicine physician highlights the symptoms and ways to avoid them.

Treating AFib with ablation reduces mortality and stroke

June 28, 2018

Using catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone reduces the risks of death and stroke in patients with the common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib, new research from UC Davis physicians shows.

Celebrating Fourth of July safely

June 28, 2018

Commemorating our nation’s independence with fireworks is a valued tradition. If not handled properly, however, fireworks are common causes of hand, hearing and burn injuries. Here are ways to celebrate without making a trip to the emergency room.

Q&A with pediatric heart surgeon Amy Rahm

June 28, 2018

A mother and a pediatric heart surgeon, Amy Rahm is helping to build a national reputation for pediatric cardiac care at UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center. Here is a Q&A with her.

Farmers Market closed July 4

June 28, 2018

The Farmers' Market will be closed July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. The market will reopen July 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. as usual.

New model could illuminate autism subtype

June 27, 2018

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have created a mouse model for maternal antibody-related (MAR) autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that closely mimics the physiology and behaviors seen in people with this form of ASD. People with MAR ASD have been exposed to maternal autoantibodies, which can react with fetal brain tissue.

Cystic fibrosis diagnosis leads one family to move closer to UC Davis Children's Hospital

June 27, 2018

Six years ago, the Morales family was living in Oklahoma, when they welcomed their baby daughter Sandra into the world. Shortly after her newborn screening tests, they learned that Sandra had cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections, limits breathing and can cause respiratory failure.

Oh, my aching head! The who, what, why and how to cope with migraine

June 27, 2018

Migraine headaches can strike any time and be debilitating, making it impossible to work or enjoy even life’s simple pleasures. They affect approximately 12 percent of the population living in the U.S. and are three times more prevalent in women than men.

Register for Duck Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life

June 26, 2018

The sixth annual Duck Dash will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m. at Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. Proceeds will benefit the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

UC Davis Children's Hospital ranked among nation's best by U.S. News & World Report

June 26, 2018

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked in five pediatric specialties in the new 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

UC Davis Health offers celebratory meals for new moms and their partners

June 21, 2018

Hospital food is usually the last thing on a new mom’s wish list … until now. UC Davis Health’s Mommy Meals program has arrived.

Bike month challenge stats are in, top-pedalling employees recognized

June 20, 2018

UC Davis Health employees who participated in the Bike Month Challenge in May

Fountain named Outstanding Cyclist for 2018

June 20, 2018

Mark Fountain, a biomedical equipment technician in Clinical Engineering, was named UC Davis Health's Outstanding Cyclist for 2018 at last month's Celebration of Cyclists at the West Steps of the Capitol. He was presented with a medal and a pair of coveted 2018 Bike Month socks.