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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

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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

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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

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Top tips for avoiding sports injuries

With the temperature rising and summer right around the corner, more people are heading outdoors for their workouts. READ MOREarrow

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Is the paleo diet safe?

The popular Paleolithic diet (also known as the paleo, caveman, Stone Age or steak and bacon diet) centers on the idea that eating like our original ancestors is aligned with our genetics and therefore optimal for good health. But is it safe? READ MOREarrow

Synthesis homing in

Homing in on a moving target

New mapping strategy designed for lung cancer therapy READ MOREarrow

Photograph of Dr. Reggie Low © UC Regents

Gift from the heart for the heart

Couple’s gift ensures help for others with cardiac disease READ MOREarrow

Immigrant family with School of Nursing graduate students © UC Regents

A healthy start in a new country

Each year, thousands of refugees arrive in the United States seeking safety and freedom. READ MOREarrow

Bird flu

Bird flu I at risk?

A recent outbreak of bird flu in the United States has spread across 19 states and affected more than 30 million birds. READ MOREarrow