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July 2021

The truth behind COVID-19 vaccines and women’s health

July 28, 2021

Misinformation is spreading on the Internet regarding the COVID-19 vaccines and how they may affect women’s health. We asked Clara Paik, clinic medical director of obstetrics and gynecology and the co-division director of University Women’s Health, to answer some frequently asked questions about women’s health and the COVID vaccine.

8 things health experts want you to know about the Delta variant

July 22, 2021

UC Davis Health experts are warning a Sacramento-area COVID-19 surge is likely in the coming weeks. Infections are rising, due largely to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates, which are around 50% in the region.

Travel tips to stay healthy this summer during the pandemic

July 16, 2021

Travel plans this summer should include staying updated on changing COVID-19 conditions and being ready to change or cancel your trip. Vaccinated travelers have less to worry about but still need to be prepared.

COVID-19 and the Delta variant: What you need to know (video)

July 15, 2021

The Delta variant is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in California and the U.S. It’s highly infectious, but epidemiologists say current vaccines are providing sufficient protection against illness and hospitalization.

U.S. saw surge in firearm purchases and violence during first months of COVID-19 pandemic

July 7, 2021

Firearm purchases and firearm violence surged during the first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Firearm purchases increased by 85% and interpersonal firearm injuries increased by 27%. Approximately 9.3 million firearms were purchased during this period.

Fireworks can be fun but dangerous: How to stay safe this July 4th

July 1, 2021

Fireworks are a Fourth of July highlight. They’re also the cause of serious injuries every year. UC Davis Health experts urge extreme caution when using fireworks and offer tips for staying safe while celebrating during COVID-19.

June 2021

Study confirms the low likelihood that SARS-CoV-2 on hospital surfaces is infectious

June 24, 2021

A new study confirms the low likelihood that coronavirus contamination on hospital surfaces is infectious. The study is the original report on recovering near-complete SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences directly from surface swabs.

New COVID-19 vaccine clinic for people with autism, other neurodevelopmental conditions (video)

June 24, 2021

The UC Davis MIND Institute is offering a new COVID-19 vaccine clinic for individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions. The clinic will offer a comfortable experience for families, including sensory support and specially trained staff.

Managing your re-entry anxiety

June 16, 2021

California lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions, but many people are not ready to return to “normal.” Angela Drake, a clinical neuropsychologist, explains why we won’t change our behaviors overnight and provides tips for managing re-entry anxiety.

California’s COVID-19 reopening: what you need to know (video)

June 15, 2021

After more than a year, California lifts most COVID-19 restrictions today (June 15). The changes will affect mask-wearing, businesses, gatherings and more. A UC Davis Health expert explains what you should know about the changes.

Pandemic inspires trio to provide for the underserved in Knights Landing (video)

June 8, 2021

Three friends connected to UC Davis wanted to help underserved families in Knights Landing during the pandemic, so they've set up a table each Sunday filled with groceries, baby supplies, pet food and other items - all free for the community.

Emergency department nurse promotes COVID-19 vaccines on TV with Gov. Gavin Newsom

June 4, 2021

Claudio Alvarado, an assistant nurse manager in the pediatric emergency department, appeared on stage with California Gov. Gavin Newsom to promote the state’s new Vax for the Win vaccine incentive program.

May 2021

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visits community vaccine clinics in Sacramento (video)

May 21, 2021

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra came to Sacramento to learn first-hand how UC Davis Health and its community partners are helping people from underserved communities get the COVID-19 vaccine in neighborhood clinics.

Program addresses food insecurity in South Sacramento communities hard-hit by COVID-19

May 20, 2021

The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center designed and funded Food for All, a project focused on addressing COVID-19-aggravated food insecurity among Asian communities in South Sacramento.

UC Davis School of Nursing researchers awarded public-impact grants

May 13, 2021

Two researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis are awarded public impact grants to support new collaborations and sustained relationships that will support publicly engaged research with non-university partners.

Children 12 to 15 can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 (video)

May 13, 2021

U.S. public health agencies support the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds. Parents and caregivers can now schedule appointments for kids in this age group. A UC Davis pediatric infectious disease expert explains the benefits of vaccinating adolescents.

UC Davis Health now enrolling children ages 12-17 for Novavax coronavirus vaccine trial

May 7, 2021

UC Davis Health will soon launch a stage 3 clinical trial for a new coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12-17 with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Novavax. The two-year study aims to enroll 100 participants.

Gratitude: The best medicine during tough times

May 5, 2021

A UC Davis gratitude expert says being grateful may be the best medicine when it comes to insulating ourselves against the psychological impact of the coronavirus pandemic. He has advice for how to cultivate a lifelong gratitude practice.

Thinking of skipping your second COVID-19 vaccine shot? Here’s why you shouldn’t (video)

May 4, 2021

Millions of Americans are skipping their second Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 shot. UC Davis Health experts say that means less protection from coronavirus, and immunity that won’t last as long. They advise everyone to get that second dose.

COVID-19: A snapshot of where things stand in Sacramento and at UC Davis Health

May 3, 2021

Efforts to vaccinate local residents and health care workers against COVID-19 have helped reduce hospitalizations and positive tests. Health care professionals note dramatic reductions from the high numbers of patients last year, but say in recent weeks, those numbers have stayed steady.

April 2021

The ultimate real-world lesson: Nursing students administer COVID-19 vaccines

April 30, 2021

First-year nursing students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing gain valuable experience with real patients by giving COVID-19 injections. Students learn how the interaction is far more than simply administering the vaccine.

UC Davis students launch COVID-19 vaccine clinic and administer 7,600 doses (video)

April 30, 2021

When essential workers lacked access to the COVID-19 shot, the student-run Shifa Community Clinic decided to set up a vaccination site. The effort by UC Davis undergraduates and medical students has delivered more than 7,000 vaccine doses at a downtown Sacramento mosque.

Encouraging COVID-19 vaccines in communities of color (video)

April 27, 2021

UC Davis Health staff and The California Endowment team up to create multilingual public service announcements to encourage underrepresented communities to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

New rapid COVID-19 test the result of university-industry partnership (video)

April 26, 2021

A partnership between UC Davis and Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., chairman and CEO of Allegiant Travel Company, has led to a 20-minute COVID-19 test. The method pairs a mass spectrometer with a powerful machine-learning platform to detect SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swabs. A recent study published in Nature Scientific Reports shows the test to be 98.3% accurate for positive COVID-19 tests and 96% for negative tests. 

Volunteers from UC Davis Health provide COVID-19 vaccinations at Sleep Train Arena

April 26, 2021

Dozens of volunteers from UC Davis Health helped vaccinate vulnerable populations against COVID-19 over the weekend at a drive-thru clinic organized by the Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento.

A behind-the-scenes department steps into the COVID-19 spotlight

April 19, 2021

In March 2020, UC Davis was in a race to create something that didn’t exist yet: a home-grown COVID-19 test. How the campus pulled together to help Pathology and Laboratory Medicine launch the first of over 100,000 COVID-19 tests this past year.

UC Davis Health pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to extremely rare side effect

April 13, 2021

UC Davis Health has paused all use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, following guidance from the CDC. This will not impact our ability to vaccinate thousands of people each day. The vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are safe, and the risks of COVID-19 are still greater than not being vaccinated at all. 

Participants sought for COVID-19 vaccine trial for booster and variant protection

April 9, 2021

UC Davis Health seeks volunteers for a clinical trial to determine the efficacy of a COVID-19 booster shot and protection against the South African virus variant.

Expertise and kindness defy odds in long, precarious fight against COVID-19

April 7, 2021

Ajay Randhawa spent nearly two months in intensive care, much of it unconscious and on life support because of COVID-19. He was saved by the expertise of UC Davis Health doctors and nurses and, he says, by their kindness.

UC Davis Health opens two more vaccination sites in underserved areas

April 2, 2021

UC Davis Health now has three locations where residents of underserved neighborhoods can get their COVID-19 vaccine, thanks to partnerships with churches and a community organization that serve vulnerable populations.

Child with MIS-C receives life-saving care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

April 2, 2021

Six-year-old Santiago came down with chills that quickly progressed to a rash, high fever, headaches, vomiting and diarrhea. This is his journey with MIS-C, the condition that is associated with COVID-19 that affects children.

March 2021

Studies show long-haul COVID-19 afflicts 1 in 4 COVID-19 patients, regardless of severity

March 30, 2021

People who catch COVID-19 have at least a one in four chance of developing long-haul COVID with symptoms lasting months, even if they have very mild cases, are young and are in excellent health, new studies show.

Correcting bad info and common mistakes as we move forward in the fight against COVID-19

March 25, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, new studies and new variants all emerging rapidly – not to mention made-up theories on social media, some incorrect information and downright dangerous myths may be confusing people.

Catching more breast cancers when mammograms are limited

March 25, 2021

In one of the largest research projects of its kind, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open looks at nearly 900,000 individuals and close to 2 million mammograms to come up with a new way detect the most breast cancer cases with the fewest exams.

UC Davis Health tests anti-inflammatory antiviral compound as COVID-19 therapy

March 24, 2021

Dominik Haudenschild is leading a team of UC Davis researchers testing a new class of anti-inflammatory antiviral compound as a COVID-19 treatment.

Doctors volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness (video)

March 19, 2021

A team of UC Davis Health doctors volunteered their time to immunize people experiencing homelessness near downtown Sacramento, the latest effort to protect vulnerable populations from COVID-19.

Oak Park church is latest venue for UC Davis Health COVID-19 community vaccinations (video)

March 17, 2021

UC Davis Health has started a weekly community vaccination clinic in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. It’s the latest in a series of partnerships that have resulted in more than 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to the underserved, essential workers and others.

COVID-19 vaccine anxiety adds to stress on family caregivers

March 17, 2021

Family caregivers are among the silent heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and now their stress is ratcheted up as they scramble to arrange vaccinations for the people they care for, often when they can’t get vaccines themselves.

Another toll of COVID-19: Lost casual friendships and their uplifting value

March 11, 2021

COVID-19 has cost us our casual friendships and interactions, a loss we may not realize consciously but feel deeply, psychologist Kaye Hermanson says.

Latino vaccination initiative boosted by UC Davis Health partnership

March 10, 2021

A consortium of community partners, including UC Davis Health, is providing COVID-19 vaccines to Latinos in Sacramento, a population severely affected by the pandemic.

CDC: Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can start returning to regular life (video)

March 10, 2021

Visits with loved ones, hugs from grandparents and dinner with a friend. These are some of the things that the CDC says people who are fully vaccinated can now enjoy. But there are still some guidelines to follow before fully returning to regular life.

Coronavirus pandemic highlights gaps in support for caregivers

March 8, 2021

Heather M. Young has dedicated her career to improving the lives and well-being of older adults. But for her — and millions of others — the coronavirus pandemic brings the challenges to life.

How to help your child through loss, sickness due to COVID-19

March 5, 2021

Since the pandemic started, many parents have wondered how to help their child(ren) cope with their fears and anxiety. In many cases, they’re also helping children handle the illness or loss of a loved one due to COVID-19 as. Certified Child Life Specialist Marisa Martinez answers some frequently asked questions and provides tips and resources for parents and families.

We often ignore COVID-19 risks with people we know, psychologists say

March 1, 2021

New studies show that many people see friends and family – and even pleasant strangers – as less of a COVID-19 risk, which partly explains why some people drop their guard with family and at social gatherings.

February 2021

Reopening schools amid COVID-19 can be done safely, pediatricians say

February 25, 2021

UC Davis Health pediatricians say the science shows that if all the COVID-19 safety precautions are followed, it’s both important to open schools and possible to do it safely.

Cardiac Rehab Program continues to find ways to reach patients during COVID-19

February 19, 2021

Cardiac Rehab Program leaders are reaching out to heart patients to remind them that delaying care is dangerous and that the rehab clinic’s COVID-19 measures keep patients very safe.

Zero medical center patients admitted with flu this season

February 18, 2021

No patients admitted to the UC Davis Medical Center tested positive for the flu this entire season, and experts credit flu vaccines, masking and social distancing with averting a possible “twindemic” of influenza and COVID-19.

COVID-19 variants: More contagious and deadly – but masks and distancing still work

February 12, 2021

COVID-19 variants spreading across the U.S. are more infectious, cause more serious illness and are more deadly – but wearing a mask and social distancing still protect you, and they are as important as they’ve ever been.

Tobacco program enrollment up sixfold as patients coached to quit for cancer and COVID

February 11, 2021

There is a sixfold increase in patients getting tobacco treatment thanks, in part, to training medical staff to proactively reach out to patients who could benefit, especially during the pandemic when smoking can lead to COVID-19 complications.

What you need to know about COVID-19 and heart disease

February 11, 2021

UC Davis Health Chief of Cardiac Surgery Bob Kiaii answers questions on heart disease, coronavirus, and patient care during the pandemic.

Two masks can be better than one against COVID-19

February 10, 2021

New CDC recommendations say the best protection from COVID-19 is to wear either two masks – with the cloth mask outside a surgical mask – or one tightly fitted mask with two or more layers. Our experts explain how to wear them and why.

Super Bowl Sunday or Super COVID-19 Spreader? How to watch the big game safely

February 5, 2021

Health experts are worried that Super Bowl parties could cause an increase in COVID-19 infections. They urge people not to gather with those outside their homes for the big game.

Vaccine Anxiety: Tips for handling the latest COVID fatigue

February 1, 2021

Uncertainty about when, where and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine is creating the latest pandemic anxiety for already weary people. Psychologist Kaye Hermanson has advice for managing the stress.

January 2021

Twelve COVID-19 treatments being tested at UC Davis School of Medicine

January 28, 2021

In the search for potential COVID-19 treatments, UC Davis School of Medicine is recruiting participants for more than 12 clinical trials.

Leading oncology organizations issue joint warning

January 28, 2021

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is joining the American Cancer Society and the nation’s leading oncology organizations to urge people to schedule cancer screenings as soon as possible in order to prevent unnecessary deaths.

Reactions, immunity, pregnancy and more: Answers for when you get the COVID-19 vaccine

January 27, 2021

Infectious disease experts explain what to do before and after you get a COVID-19 vaccine, what reactions to expect, when to get your second dose, and what to do if you’ve had the disease.

How COVID-19 vaccines work: Answers for you

January 26, 2021

More than 20 million people have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine – with very few serious reactions. Infectious disease experts answer questions about why vaccines are safe and effective, how they work, how they were developed quickly and much more.

Get COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you’re allowed, experts urge (video)

January 15, 2021

It’s crucial to get people vaccinated against COVID-19 as fast as possible to prevent the rise of vaccine-resistant coronavirus variants. A slow vaccine rollout may make it easier for variants to take hold and even defeat the vaccine, experts said.

Exposure to violence takes a toll on the socioemotional well-being of Californians

January 14, 2021

A survey of Californians finds that exposure to violence has pervasive social and emotional impacts on people, especially when firearms are involved.

Research on COVID-19 vaccine includes data from UC Davis School of Medicine

January 13, 2021

The New England Journal of Medicine published a peer-reviewed paper on the newly available Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. It includes clinical trial data collected from UC Davis Health, the only academic medical center on the West Coast to take part in the study.

New, more contagious strains of COVID-19 may be spreading quickly

January 13, 2021

Natural mutations of the coronavirus have created two fast-spreading COVID-19 variants. Infectious disease expert Dean Blumberg explains why they are more contagious, how they may affect people, and how we can protect ourselves.

UC Davis Health launches COVID-19 patient vaccinations (video)

January 12, 2021

UC Davis Health began vaccinating its first patients for COVID-19 today.

COVID-19 vaccine information for UC Davis Health patients announced

January 8, 2021

UC Davis Health began notifying its patients today about vaccinations for COVID-19.

Outreach to vulnerable populations key to studying the impact of COVID-19 on cancer prevention

January 8, 2021

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is collaborating with 17 other cancer centers to study the impact COVID-19 is having on cancer prevention, control and survival, thanks to a grant from the National Cancer Institute. The UC Davis work will focus on diverse communities.

Cancer care during the winter surge: Don’t delay seeing the doctor

January 7, 2021

To prevent a wave of post-pandemic deaths, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center experts say it’s critical that patients keep on schedule with mammograms, annual check-ups and other key screenings or diagnostic tests. And, if any treatment is required, it is important it isn’t postponed.

Concerns about violence increase in California amid COVID-19 pandemic

January 4, 2021

Study finds that people in California are more worried about violence during COVID-19 pandemic.

December 2020

UC Davis Health launches new COVID-19 vaccine trial

December 30, 2020

Participants are needed for a new clinical trial at UC Davis Health to test another experimental COVID-19 vaccine that could help address the global pandemic.

Nothing to worry about, say COVID-19 trial volunteers who got the vaccine

December 29, 2020

Pfizer’s revealed to many UC Davis Health clinical trial participants if they had received the COVID-19 vaccine. Many recipients said their reactions to the shots were minor and easy to handle.

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives at UC Davis Medical Center: 10 things to know

December 22, 2020

UC Davis Health has received 4,300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and will continue to inoculate its frontline health care workers. The vaccine is similar to Pfizer’s but has a few key differences, including the way it’s stored, and how far apart its two shots are spaced.

The real facts about common COVID-19 vaccine myths

December 21, 2020

Infectious disease expert Dean Blumberg explains the science and the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines as he dispels common myths and misinformation.

Stem cells: A possible treatment for severe respiratory failure, a COVID-19 complication

December 21, 2020

UC Davis Health scientists joined a landmark multicenter clinical trial to test the ability of a type of stem cells to treat patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening lung injury.

COVID-19 in the community: Employees suffer, too

December 17, 2020

Despite their best efforts at work, some UC Davis Health employees are getting caught by the pandemic at home

Overnight shift employees eager to receive COVID-19 vaccine

December 16, 2020

Less than 24 hours after UC Davis Medical Center received the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, dozens of employees who work overnight shifts got their first opportunity to receive the injection.

Saying no to holiday gatherings during COVID-19 can be painful

December 16, 2020

New COVID-19 infections continue to explode and health officials warn that holiday gatherings can be dangerous and even deadly. But how do you tell people you love to stay away? Psychiatrist Shannon Suo has some answers.

The first shots: Frontline health care workers receive historic COVID-19 vaccine (video)

December 15, 2020

UC Davis Health is now inoculating frontline health care workers against COVID-19. Those most at risk of virus exposure are receiving the first shots. Vaccination of the general public could begin in the spring. 

UC Davis Health is prepared to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

December 10, 2020

With an allotment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to arrive as early as Monday, UC Davis Health is preparing its storage space and its employees for one of the most significant inoculation efforts in recent history.

Pregnant mom battles COVID-19, delivers baby while in ICU

December 10, 2020

Diana Estrada-Arauza was the picture of health. She was 33 years old. No preexisting conditions. But when she was seven months pregnant, she became sick with the coronavirus and was admitted to the ICU to get the acute care that she and her unborn baby needed.

The next generation of combined COVID-19 and flu test rolls out

December 8, 2020

A second combined test for COVID-19 and flu viruses was rolled out at UC Davis Health. This newest test is high volume, returning hundreds of gold standard results daily. It follows a trailblazing 20-minute test for bedside use introduced in November.

UC Davis Health joins Novavax in testing a new COVID-19 vaccine

December 7, 2020

UC Davis Health launches a COVID-19 clinical trial with Novavax to test a new coronavirus vaccine. This vaccine has an important advantage: liquid state storage that allows for distribution using standard vaccine channels, unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that must be stored at subzero temperature.

The ICU: life-saving care during COVID-19 and every day

December 7, 2020

The ICU at UC Davis Health provides care for critically ill patients from a huge region, including those with coronavirus. It can be expanded to adapt to the expected surge in COVID-19 cases.

The frightening uncertainty for long-haul COVID-19 patients (video)

December 4, 2020

Some COVID-19 patients like Marina Oshana have symptoms that go on and on – hers continue after nine months. Oshana and an expert from UC Davis Health’s Post-COVID-19 Clinic explain what we do and don’t know about the medical mystery of “long-haulers.”

Do's and don’ts of winter restaurant dining

December 2, 2020

Outdoor restaurant dining is all we have during the scary COVID-19 surge. But it’s winter and some efforts to stay warm can be very risky. Infectious disease expert Natascha Tuznik sorts through what’s dangerous and what’s safe.

November 2020

Health leaders struggle to warn people of the new dangers of COVID-19

November 23, 2020

With COVID-19 surging at record rates, health leaders are frustrated with efforts to convince people not to gather for small events or holiday meals. Two experts explain the consequences of ignoring the warnings.

Ignoring COVID-19 these holidays risks the lives of your family (video)

November 20, 2020

With COVID-19 raging across California and the U.S., experts warn that holiday gatherings could put the lives of friends and family at risk. That’s especially true for older adults. But keeping some connection is also crucial for their health.

COVID-19 is a great reason to join the Great American Smokeout

November 19, 2020

UC Davis experts hold Facebook roundtable to support participation in the Great American Smokeout and give tobacco users tips for quitting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The importance of masking with COVID-19: A conversation with UC Davis Health expert Stuart Cohen (video)

November 18, 2020

UC Davis Health’s Chief of Infectious Diseases Stuart Cohen breaks down the research to explain the truth of mask effectiveness, during a conversation with UC Davis Health CEO and Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences David Lubarsky.

UC Davis rolls out COVID-19 exposure app to campuses (video)

November 18, 2020

UC Davis Health expands the fight against the coronavirus by encouraging students, staff and faculty to use the California COVID Notify exposure notification system.

Winter is coming: COVID fatigue is merging with winter blues and SAD

November 18, 2020

As if our exhaustion with COVID-19 weren’t enough, now comes cold weather, scary spikes in cases and strong warnings to curtail holiday gatherings. It's COVID fatigue: the winter chapter. A UC Davis Health psychologist offers help with coping.

Free, student-run community health clinic grapples with pandemic constraints

November 18, 2020

The Paul Hom Asian Clinic has been delivering personalized, compassionate and free health care for nearly 50 years in Sacramento.

Breathing problems in teens: COVID-19 or lung injury due to vaping?

November 17, 2020

Lung injury due to e-cigarette use (EVALI) and COVID-19 share many symptoms. Providers need to get the vaping history of teenagers with unexplained breathing problems.

COVID-19 dos and don’ts during a dangerous Thanksgiving and holiday season

November 16, 2020

California and the U.S. have been hit by surging cases of COVID-19, making Thanksgiving and the holidays potentially perilous. Infectious disease expert Natascha Tuznik offers advice and cautions for restrained celebrations.

New cutting-edge rapid test detects both COVID-19 and flu

November 12, 2020

A groundbreaking, rapid combined test for COVID-19 and flu viruses has been rolled out at UC Davis Health, which is among the first in the nation to use this highly accurate “gold-standard” screening that produces results in 20 minutes.

Different types of COVID-19 tests explained

November 12, 2020

Since COVID-19 appeared, testing to detect active infections of the coronavirus has continued to evolve. UC Davis Health expert Nam Tran, a member of the California COVID-19 Testing Task Force, explains the range of tests and their uses.

Military doctors battle against COVID-19

November 10, 2020

UC Davis Health’s military members have served around the world in a range of situations, including in combat zones. This year, they’ve helped protect their country against a worldwide enemy: COVID-19.

Sacramento region experiencing rising COVID-19 infections

November 6, 2020

New and rising numbers of COVID-19 cases means everyone needs to pay close attention to proper masking, hand hygiene and isolation when ill (or just feeling ill) .

Inaugural Love Your Lungs event kicks off Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 4, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, keeping your lungs healthy has never been more important. One of the best steps you can take is to give up tobacco products, which can put people who get COVID-19 at risk for complications.

Jennifer Doudna on CRISPR, coronavirus and curiosity-driven research

November 3, 2020

2020 Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna gave a fascinating talk on CRISPR and its potential to improve diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

Families enjoy drive-through trunk-or-treat event at UC Davis MIND Institute

November 2, 2020

The UC Davis MIND Institute offered patients a drive-through trunk-or-treat experience — a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 2020

Answers to common questions about Sacramento’s new Post-COVID-19 Clinic for 'long-haul' patients

October 30, 2020

UC Davis Health has launched one of just a handful of clinics in the U.S. to care for COVID-19 patients whose symptoms go on and on, sometimes for months. Clinic director and pulmonary care expert Mark Avdalovic answers common questions about this new community resource.

New Post-COVID-19 Clinic helps long-suffering 'long-haul' patients

October 28, 2020

UC Davis Health is one of only a handful of health systems in the U.S. to launch a clinic dedicated to care for long-term coronavirus patients whose symptoms go on and on, sometimes for months, with no clear explanation or avenue for treatment.

COVID-19 “long-hauler” patients search for answers and help

October 22, 2020

Some COVID-19 patients are having symptoms that last months – even if they had only mild cases – and experts are just beginning to get a grasp on the array of problems long-haul COVID-19 patients face.

COVID closures disproportionately affecting those with disabilities

October 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected people with intellectual and developmental disabilities because they depend on others for support in their daily lives.

Year of the Nurse blog, Carla Martin: ‘Rule number one, no crying in the command center’

October 16, 2020

Nurse Carla Martin, executive director for Patient Care Services at UC Davis Medical Center, provides a glimpse into how the hospital prepared for and grappled with the arrival of the first community-transmitted COVID-19 patient.

2020 Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna guest speaker on CRISPR and coronavirus (Oct. 30)

October 16, 2020

2020 Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna guest speaker at the upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation.

COVID-19 is making Halloween 2020 a different kind of scary

October 15, 2020

COVID-19 and trick-or-treating are a dangerous mix, say public health experts, and they worry about new surges in coronavirus cases because COVID-fatigued people won’t heed the warnings.

What is an antibody cocktail and what trials are being done at UC Davis Health?

October 14, 2020

What we know and hope to learn about the antibody cocktail used in President Trump's COVID-19 treatment.

Hybrid learning during COVID-19 could be an answer for school reopenings

October 13, 2020

Some schools may reopen when allowed by combining some in-class teaching with remote learning. Here are some strengths and cautions about hybrid learning during a pandemic.

Drive-through sites make all-important flu shots even easier

October 12, 2020

With COVID-19 and flu season about to merge, getting a flu shot has never been more important, and UC Davis Health has made it even easier, offering shots at five drive-through sites.

Can an antibody ‘cocktail’ prevent COVID-19 infection?

October 12, 2020

In a new COVID-19 clinical trial, Stuart Cohen at UC Davis Health tests monoclonal antibody combination to prevent COVID-19 in adults exposed to infected patients.

UC Davis ofrecerá pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 a los trabajadores agrícolas del Valle Central

October 1, 2020

Cuatro centros de investigación de UC Davis trabajarán con 10 organizaciones comunitarias para ofrecer pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 a trabajadores agrícolas del Valle Central bajo una nueva subvención federal.

4 things you can do to help 'Turn Sacramento County Orange' amid COVID-19

October 1, 2020

Sacramento County asks for everyone's help during the COVID-19 pandemic to "Turn Sacramento County Orange" by Halloween, which would allow more businesses to reopen.

UC Davis to offer free COVID-19 testing for Central Valley farmworkers

October 1, 2020

Four UC Davis research centers will partner with 10 community organizations to offer free COVID-19 testing for Central Valley farmworkers under a new federal grant

September 2020

Student-run clinics reopen to patients and volunteers (video)

September 29, 2020

After being shuttered for more than five months, student-run clinics received permission to resume in-person appointments at a consolidated location where safety is paramount.

COVID-19 science six months in: What have we learned? (video)

September 25, 2020

COVID-19 science is still evolving, and what we know includes the importance of wearing masks and social distancing, and the possibility the pandemic may get worse before it gets better.

COVID-19 is wrecking our sleep with coronasomnia – tips to fight back

September 23, 2020

COVID-19 may be causing a second pandemic of insomnia – or “coronasomnia.” Sleep experts offer tips to improve sleep and ease the stress.

How to celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

September 22, 2020

Halloween can still be spooktacular with a little planning and imagination. UC Davis chief of pediatric infectious diseases Dean Blumberg offers families guidance and ideas that will keep the spirit of the season alive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New OSCAR Clinical Trial for potential COVID-19 therapy at UC Davis Health

September 22, 2020

Timothy Albertson leads OSCAR clinical trial at UC Davis Health for patients with COVID-19-related pulmonary complications.

How COVID transforms the parent-teacher relationship in special education

September 21, 2020

Distance learning presents unique challenges for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, but some of the adaptations that teachers and parents are making could lead to long-term improvements in special education. 

Get your flu shot now from UC Davis Health—it’s never been more important

September 15, 2020

Getting your flu shot is crucial protection from influenza, which could be even more severe in this time of COVID-19. Shots are now available at all UC Davis Health primary care clinics.

COVID-19 and flu season are about to merge – and doctors are worried

September 14, 2020

Flu season and COVID-19 are about to merge, and even infectious disease experts are unsure what will happen. But one thing is clear: Getting your flu shot has never been more important.

Coping with COVID fatigue 2.0: Tips for processing wildfires, smoke, blackouts and more

September 10, 2020

A UC Davis Health psychologist offers help to ease the emotional exhaustion from facing COVID-19, heat waves, blackouts, wildfires and skies glowing red from smoke.

COVID-19 conference with Wuhan scientists shows UC Davis Health’s global reach

September 9, 2020

An international video conference on COVID-19 treatments demonstrated again how UC Davis Health is a global source for coronavirus information.

Infectious diseases expert Dean Blumberg shares COVID-19 situation update, Labor Day tips (FB Live)

September 2, 2020

With Labor Day just around the corner and the pandemic still looming in our communities, infectious diseases expert Dean Blumberg shared his advice on how to stay COVID-19-safe during the long weekend.

Expertos de UC Davis explican errores comunes sobre el COVID-19

September 1, 2020

Especialistas en enfermedades infecciosas ofrecen una guía con la ciencia que explica algunos de los errores más comunes, desde el uso de desinfectante de manos y guantes hasta la inmunidad de rebaño y los impactos a largo plazo.

August 2020

COVID-19 Labor Day playbook: Keep it small. Wear masks. Hold at 6 feet. Don’t give in.

August 31, 2020

UC Davis experts urge you to help stop another explosion of COVID-19 this Labor Day weekend – which could be a crossroads in the fight against the coronavirus – and they offer tips to stay safe.

NIH grant will allow UC Davis Health to train community health workers in COVID-19 contact tracing

August 28, 2020

New grant allows for improved training of community health workers to engage with underserved populations in research such as testing, case identification and contact tracing for culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

COVID-19 information continues to evolve: what’s new and what has changed?

August 26, 2020

The real science about the coronavirus grows almost daily. That can create obstacles for public health and infectious disease experts trying to keep people up to date on the nuances of staying safe.

What you need to know about breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

August 24, 2020

Laura Kair, medical director of Well Newborn Care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, addresses some frequently asked questions about breastfeeding, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 research activities at UC Davis Medical Center

August 21, 2020

UC Davis Health's Center for Nursing Science hosted a webinar this week with the latest information about the health system’s inpatient research activities related to COVID-19.

UC Davis Health begins clinical trial in hopes of a COVID-19 vaccine (video)

August 20, 2020

UC Davis Health, in partnership with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE began a global clinical trial for an investigational vaccine against COVID-19.

UC Davis Health staff sending hearts to cheer each other up during COVID-19 fight

August 20, 2020

Nurses and whole departments at the UC Davis Medical Center are sending brightly-colored scrub hats – and a bit of joy – to each other as they battle the coronavirus.

UC Davis Health patient safety experts offer primer to prevent COVID-19 diagnostic error

August 19, 2020

The co-editors-in-chief of a globally recognized resource on patient safety sift through coronavirus information from the U.S. and around the world to provide substance and perspective.

Advice about kids and COVID-19 from UC Davis Health expert

August 18, 2020

More and more evidence shows that coronavirus infections among children are increasing, and that kids can also get seriously ill. Children’s infectious disease expert Dean Blumberg offers help.

UC Davis research pivots to take on COVID-19

August 14, 2020

UC Davis with its unique range of both human and veterinary medicine capabilities, now has 38 novel coronavirus studies underway on its Sacramento and Davis campuses, including a clinical trial for a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

UC Davis Health partnership with Air Force: valuable training and better care

August 14, 2020

A strong partnership between UC Davis Health and the Air Force leads to better care for both military and civilian patients.

UC Davis Health physician awarded Bronze Star for efforts battling COVID-19 in Afghanistan

August 13, 2020

Emergency doctor and Lt. Col. Rory Stuart helped lead the fight to protect U.S. and NATO forces when the coronavirus posed both a medical crisis and a security risk.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, mothers can still safely breastfeed with appropriate precautions

August 13, 2020

Mothers with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 can safely breastfeed with appropriate precautions and the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh potential risks, according to a review article published in the American Journal of Perinatology.

UC Davis Health to enroll participants for major COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

August 12, 2020

UC Davis Health has been chosen as one of only 120 sites worldwide to enroll participants for a late-stage COVID-19 vaccine study that has already shown promising results.

COVID-19 insights from the expert leading UC Davis Health’s coronavirus fight

August 5, 2020

Stuart Cohen has spent 40 years fighting infectious disease and leads UC Davis Health efforts to protect the community. He details what we know, and don’t know, about the coronavirus.

Larissa May named interim health officer for Yolo County

August 4, 2020

Yolo County has selected UC Davis Health's Larissa May as its interim health officer to help craft policy and guide the Board of Supervisors on its health strategies.