Skip to main content
UC Davis Health System

UC Davis Health System

Most Recent Feature Stories

Photograph of mosquito

California drought may increase West Nile virus risk

In California, warm summer nights and more outdoor activities often mean more mosquito bites. While mosquitoes leave an itchy reminder of their presence, there’s a more serious souvenir the bugs may leave behind: West Nile virus. READ MOREarrow

Photograph of emergency workers loading burn patient into ambulance © iStockphoto

Butane hash-oil burns on the rise

An unprecedented number of patients are winding up in the UC Davis burn unit center with severe burns from butane hash oil explosions, the result of home-made hash oil production. READ MOREarrow

Avoid inviting bacteria to your picnic, barbecue or hiking trek by following easy food-safety tips.

Checklist for packing a perfect picnic

It's summer, which means the sun is shining and outdoor eating is at its peak. READ MOREarrow

An islet of Langerhans with urocortin stained green in beta cells. Glucagon-making cells are stained red. Credit: Mark Huising

"Crosstalk" gives clues to diabetes

For Mark Huising, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, that crosstalk is between the cells that control your body’s response to sugar, and understanding the conversation can help us understand, and perhaps ultimately treat, diabetes. READ MOREarrow

Keeler and her daughter

Realtor gives back to UC Davis Children’s Miracle Network

You could say that Diane Keeler is a miracle maker. READ MOREarrow

Nurse practictioner and patient  © UC Regents

Orchestrating excellence

When Mafini Tupai was diagnosed with cancer she sought treatment at various cancer centers looking for the right combination of great medicine and great care. She finally arrived at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center two years ago, and stayed. READ MOREarrow

Dr. Nate Kuppermann and child patient

Return to Nepal shaped by disastrous earthquake

When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in late April that left thousands dead and injured, followed by a series of aftershocks, the episode was more than just the latest natural disaster dominating the news cycle to Nate Kuppermann, chair of the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine. READ MOREarrow

Transplant memorial rock © UC Regents

New memorial honors organ and tissue donors

On June 23, families and friends of organ and tissue donors heard the names of their loved ones read aloud as part of the dedication ceremony for a new memorial rock at UC Davis. READ MOREarrow

Photograph of fireworks display © iStockphoto

Celebrating Fourth of July safely

Fireworks are a central part of Americans' celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, but they also can be health hazards without proper precautions. READ MOREarrow

Photo of testing skills

IQ testing in individuals with intellectual disability

Since the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries, intelligence tests have attempted to measure human intellectual capabilities. READ MOREarrow