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Practicing gratitude boosts emotional and physical well being

Gratitude is good medicine

A growing body of research is confirming that an ounce of gratitude is worth a pound of cure. READ MOREarrow

Photograph of Cooper Cochran and pediatric cancer patient

Super Cooper returns to inspire children battling disease

Cooper Cochran waltzed into the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center pediatric infusion clinic with a broad smile and a big cardboard box. READ MOREarrow

UC Davis School of Medicine alumni Matthew Chan

Matthew Chan’s healthy interest in technology

During Matthew Chan’s school years, his friends relied on him as the “go-to” guy to answer questions about the technology of the day. READ MOREarrow

Photograph of pigeon in testing

Common pigeon: Not just a bird brain, but a brainy bird

If pigeons went to medical school and specialized in pathology or radiology, they’d be pretty good at distinguishing digitized microscope slides and mammograms of normal vs. cancerous breast tissue, a new study has found. READ MOREarrow

Photograph of Eddie Salazar, Sacramento cancer survivor and Triumph Fitness physical therapy instructor, works with a participant on new exercise techniques.

Triumph over cancer through fitness

At just 21, “you have cancer” were the last words Eddie Salazar expected to hear. READ MOREarrow

Photo of UC Davis football game with team physicians observing players © UC Regents

Taking the guesswork out of concussion tests

UC Davis doctors are researching better ways to test for concussions by measuring a player’s eye movements, pupil dilation, and eventually, brain waves READ MOREarrow

Image of eye closeup © iStockphoto

Preventing vision loss from diabetes

The number of Americans with diabetes has tripled over the past three decades, from 5.6 million in 1980 to nearly 21 million in 2011. READ MOREarrow

Synthesis: Clues for Kimmy

Clues for Kimmy

HBV study could improve outcomes for Asian-Americans READ MOREarrow

Karla Vatca

Child treated for sudden cardiac arrest

In May, then 7-year-old Karla Vatca was playing on the playground of her Antelope elementary school, near Sacramento, when she collapsed. READ MOREarrow

Photograph of School of Nursing iFloss team © UC Regents

Innovative initiative targets oral health

Failing to provide adequate preventive oral health care for millions of people, today the primary care system is in the midst of transformation bringing new opportunities for providers. READ MOREarrow