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When family caregivers don't get the whole picture, loved ones with dementia may suffer

Family caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other kinds of dementia may be getting medical advice – and antipsychotic drugs for related symptoms such as aggression, delusions, hallucinations and sleep disturbances – from doctors. But they learn about other kinds of treatment approaches that may be beneficial from family, friends and community resources. READ MOREarrow

Asian American family

A legacy of Asian American community engagement

Asian Americans are the first U.S. racial group for whom cancer is the leading cause of death. In 2000, the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART), an initiative funded by the National Cancer Institute, set out to reduce this cancer health disparity. Headquartered at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2002, the group’s researchers poured their energy into addressing the unique cancer burden affecting Asian Americans. READ MOREarrow

Steven Stewart (left), his son, Scott, and his wife, Edith

Tragedy, recovery and gratitude

Last year, in the middle of a major rain storm, Edith Stewart noticed her husband, Steven, was missing. READ MOREarrow

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There's an app for that

Hooman Rashidi studies blood disorders and directs the residency program for the UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. But he didn’t begin his career in medicine. His first love was bioinformatics and computer programming—a fascination which took him on a course that married the two disciplines and resulted in must-have learning tools for medical students and residents. READ MOREarrow

Rick Little with Diana von der Heyde

Stem cell recipient finally meets his match

When Diana von der Heyde’s former classmate needed a stem cell transplant, she joined a bone marrow registry, never thinking she would one day save the life of a man more than 5,500 miles away — or that they would meet in person five years later.

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Judd Van Sickle with a person exercising in the background

Thinking about getting fit fast? Think again

High-intensity fitness programs are designed to burn fat and build muscle fast by stressing muscles more than other workouts. These workouts, however, have recently been in the news for their links to injuries, including rhabdomyolysis (or rhabdo), a serious condition that occurs when exercise goes beyond muscle stress to potentially permanent muscle damage. READ MOREarrow