Our experts give you the latest on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) vaccines, variants, keeping your children safe, and more. Get up-to-date information from UC Davis Health.
Doctors who take care of COVID patients share how they are keeping themselves and their families safe as cases increase.Read More
Infectious diseases expert answers questions about the new COVID-19 variants and how well the COVID-19 booster this fall will work against them.Read More
A new study involving mice suggests that patients with COVID‐19 may experience long‐term orthopedic issues, such as decreased bone mass, increased fracture risk, and other musculoskeletal complications.Read More
UC Davis Health is hosting COVID-19 community testing sites where uninsured patients who test positive can get immediate access to a medical provider via telehealth.Read More
Emergency Medicine evaluated the feasibility of implementing an ED-based COVID-19 vaccination protocol for unhoused patients. The program marked the first-ever ED-based COVID-19 vaccination program.Read More
Infectious disease experts Stuart H. Cohen, Dean Blumberg and Natascha Tuznik answer questions about what the end of California's COVID-19 State of Emergency means for the public.Read More
The latest COVID-19 variant, XBB.1.5, has quickly led to an increase in cases over the last month. Infectious disease expert Natascha Tuznik answers questions about what you should know about XBB.1.5.Read More
Respiratory therapist Chelsie Gilbeau shared her personal experience battling COVID-19 and overcoming post-COVID. Now she inspires patients recovering from COVID-19 with her story.Read More
As the potential winter surge approaches, about 80% of COVID patients hospitalized at UC Davis Medical Center are unvaccinated, proving the shot and boosters are highly effective at preventing serious illness.Read More
Respiratory therapists Veronica Encarnacion and Mallorie Mullendore are working with post-COVID patients at the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. They provide a wide range of care, including monitored and supervised exercise and education to empower patients to improve their quality of life.Read More
The UC Davis MIND Institute’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic is offering 1st, 2nd, and booster shots for kids 6 months and older and will soon be offering the newest Pfizer booster for ages 12 and up. The vaccine clinic is designed for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.Read More
Infectious disease experts answer questions about what you need to know after the CDC and FDA approved new versions of the COVID-19 vaccines. The new bivalent shots provide protection against the original strain and the Omicron subvariants.Read More
A new study that looked at health data from the UK found people with a folic acid prescription were 1.5 times as likely to get COVID-19 and were more than 2.6 times as likely to die from COVID-19 compared to the control group.Read More
Two studies show the positive impact of Healthy Davis Together. The program, which provided access to regular COVID-19 testing, promoted vaccinations and other safety precautions, and supported local businesses, reduced test positivity rates, prevented illness and saved lives, the studies found.Read More
A new international study done by researchers at three academic medical institutions including UC Davis Health, offers a clearer picture of the risks associated with long COVID in children.Read More
Disruptive events in the world, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, may increase the risk for child physical abuse. Therefore, researchers looked at emergency department encounters at nine hospitals to examine the impact the pandemic has had on child physical abuse.Read More
BA.5 is the most easily transmissible COVID variant to date, able to evade previous immunity from COVID infection and vaccination. As of last Saturday, it accounted for more than half of the country’s new COVID cases. Here are ways to protect yourself from BA.5.Read More
Winter may have come and gone, but it left behind some respiratory viruses. Although summer is around the corner, UC Davis Health experts are still seeing cases of influenza (flu), RSV and other respiratory viruses, which is unusual.Read More
Indirect or unspoken peer pressure – the peer pressure to conform to specific behaviors based on what other members of a group are doing – is motivating people to ditch their masks, despite their best judgment. Here’s how to avoid the pressure to conform.Read More
Everything is starting to look normal. So how come it still feels so strange? UC Davis Health Chief Wellness Officer Peter Yellowlees offers tips for navigating our “new normal,” including returning to work, managing loneliness, reconnecting with colleagues, and finding helpful resources for mental health.Read More
UC Davis Health is celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week by saying “thank you” to our behind-the-scenes heroes. Lab workers are an integral part of the medical team. Seventy percent of medical decisions depend on their work.Read More
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