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How insulin harms the heart

UC Davis biochemist and cell biologist Kevin Xiang has often wondered what mechanisms are responsible for increasing the risk of heart failure among diabetics. READ MOREarrow

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Is it safe to go the distance?

Interest in high-intensity sports is growing, and running a marathon or half-marathon will likely be on many New Year’s resolution lists for 2017. There are definitely health benefits to running, but there are risks as well. We talked with sports medicine physician Brandee Waite about preparing for your first — or next — marathon. READ MOREarrow

Ukelele and UC Davis Children’s Hospital music therapy program helps teen with cystic fibrosis strengthen her coping skills.

Bringing music home

Fifteen-year-old Madison “Madi” Phelps, of Robbins, Calif., has been a UC Davis Children’s Hospital patient since she was 11 months old. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections, she is often admitted to the hospital for maintenance treatment, two weeks at a time. READ MOREarrow

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It's in the genes

UC Davis student pursues career in molecular medicine READ MOREarrow

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Ernest's story

Ernest E. Tschannen, 91, is a philanthropist and immigrant who amassed a fortune in U.S. real estate and has donated millions to the UC Davis Eye Center and other worthy causes throughout the Sacramento region. Hear his story. READ MOREarrow

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Using antibiotics wisely

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, both in the United States and around the world. READ MOREarrow

Lilia Torres, a licensed vocational nurse, with grateful patient Luke Conley at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Healer Extraordinaire

In his 78 years, Luke Conley III has seen his share of medical providers. At UC Davis alone, where he has been a patient since 2002, the numbers of technicians, pharmacists, nurses and doctors he’s encountered are too many to count. So when he was challenged to nominate an oncology nurse for Cure Magazine’s “Extraordinary Healers” award, he could only think to embrace them all. READ MOREarrow

Music therapy is uplifting to Gertrude Lasley, another participant in the School of Nursing’s Music & Memory study.

Music & Memory

Donna Rolufs remembers back when she was a child that her mother just loved music. READ MOREarrow

UC Davis cardiac surgeons are leaders in treating complex heart disease.

A heart — and life — healed

When one of John Cavellini’s heart valves failed, he figured it was no big deal. But about a year after having the valve repaired near his hometown, he was seriously ill and taken to UC Davis Medical Center where he was diagnosed with endocarditis. READ MOREarrow

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Is knuckle cracking safe?

While knuckle cracking may be irritating to others, Robert Boutin, a UC Davis professor of radiology and specialist in musculoskeletal imaging, wanted to know what exactly caused the cracking sound and whether it resulted in any harm. READ MOREarrow