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Summer 2003 Issue
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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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New Park Honoring Cancer Survivors Opens
The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park at UC Davis Medical Center was dedicated recently as a place of hope and inspiration for people who have been affected by cancer...
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Increase in Autism Cases is Real, Report Finds
A UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute report found that the unprecedented increase in autism in California could not be explained by artificial factors, such as misclassification and criteria changes...
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Breastfeeding Boosts Baby's Resistance to Respiratory Illnesses
Babies who are fully breastfed for six months are less likely to suffer from respiratory illnesses than babies fully breastfed for only four months, according to UC Davis researcher Caroline Chantry...
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Grant Supports Rural Areas in Helping Children with Autism
UC Davis Health System's Center for Health and Technology and M.I.N.D. Institute received a $375,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop telemedicine as a mental health tool for rural communities trying to care for children with autism...
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Study Shows Syringe-Exchange Reduces HIV Risk Behavior
Drug users with access to syringe-exchange programs are up to six times less likely to put themselves at risk of HIV infection, according to a UC Davis study published recently...
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Consumers: UC Davis Medical Center has Highest Quality in Sacramento
UC Davis Medical Center earned a 2002 Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corp. for having the best overall quality and image of all hospitals in the Sacramento area...
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  Handgun Study to Fortify Crime Prevention Efforts
UC Davis researchers released a groundbreaking report that provides the first complete description of how more than 200,000 handguns are sold legally in the state each year...
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  UC Medical Center Ranks Among Country's Top 50 Hospitals
UC Davis Medical Center ranked among the top 50 hospitals in America in six medical specialties in an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report...
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  Unique Program Aims to Get Pediatricians into Communities
UC Davis Children's Hospital established an innovative program for pediatricians-in-training that gets them out of the office and into neighborhoods to meet children's health-care needs...
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  New Predictor of Heart Disease Risk Causes Vessel Damage, Plaque Formation
UC Davis physicians have discovered that a new predictor of heart disease risk, c-reactive protein, also damages blood vessel walls by blocking a critical "protector" protein and by promoting plaque formation...
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  Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law Established
Believed to be unique in the United States, the Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law was established at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center to educate doctors and other health-care professionals about potential areas of legal risk in perinatal medicine...
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  UC Davis Study Identifies Promising Epilepsy Treatment
Physicians at UC Davis Medical Center have identified a promising new treatment for epilepsy that reduces the number of seizures while helping patients lead more productive lives...
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  UC Davis Study Finds Eye Drops Delay Onset of Glaucoma
Research conducted by UC Davis ophthalmology professor James Brandt and 21 other leading clinical centers in the United States shows that eye drops used to treat elevated pressure inside the eye can be effective in delaying the onset of glaucoma...
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  M.I.N.D. Institute Seeks Diagnostic Test for Autism
The UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute entered into an agreement with a company to analyze clinical samples from children to identify unique properties in the blood chemistry of those with autism...
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  New Chair of Microbiology, Immunology Named
Satya Dandekar is the new chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Trained as a microbiologist, she combines molecular biology, immunology and virology approaches for the studies of the AIDS virus and how it impairs immune system...
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  Career Satisfaction Varies by Specialty, Geographic Region
Physicians who specialize in the treatment of children, newborns, the elderly and skin disorders and who practice in the New England and West Central regions of the country are more satisfied with their careers than their colleagues in other specialties and regions...
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  New Chair of Biological Chemistry Appointed
Leonard Hjelmeland, a biochemist and molecular biologist who has led efforts to recruit basic science researchers for key initiatives in genomics, neurosciences and membrane biology, is the new chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry...
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