January 22, 2020
UC Davis MIND Institute brings knowledge to clinicians and hope to families around the world facing fragile X syndrome. UC Davis team travels to Serbia to capture their stories.
January 21, 2020
UC Davis Health has again been named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2020 by Forbes, making it among the top 15 health systems in the nation with that honor this year.
January 17, 2020
Patients with advanced bladder cancers are not getting the treatment they need. UC Davis Health urologic oncologists are working to change that. Their paper in the Journal of Clinical Oncology describes the problem and suggests how to fix it.
UC Davis Health welcomes internationally renowned robotic heart surgeon as the new chief of cardiothoracic surgery
January 15, 2020
Internationally acclaimed heart surgeon Bob Kiaii has been selected as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UC Davis Health, ranked one of the best cardiology and heart surgery programs in the nation.
January 10, 2020
UC Davis Health was the first to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the Sacramento and today is a leading referral center for the procedure. On December 16, the TAVR team completed their 1,000th procedure.
December 12, 2019
San Francisco 49ers star and Sacramento native Arik Armstead brought holiday cheer to UC Davis Children's Hospital by delivering toys to children undergoing treatment.
December 11, 2019
For more than 35 years, UC Davis Health has been acquiring and displaying the unique works of local artists. Art has healing qualities, and UC Davis’ collection is designed to enrich the lives of patients, families, students and staff.
November 22, 2019
UC Davis Health and community leaders join forces to kick off lung cancer screening campaign.
November 18, 2019
Deadly superbugs that have developed a resistance to antibiotics are on the rise. UC Davis Health experts are helping lead efforts to address this dangerous trend.
November 8, 2019
A training partnership between UC Davis Medical Center and the U.S. Air Force, which began in 1995, has blossomed into a variety of integrated medical residency programs with the military that helps physicians stay prepared for deployment while they provide high-quality patient care here stateside in Sacramento.
November 7, 2019
Electronic health record systems that house patient medical histories can also easily link them with telephone counseling services ― or quitlines ― that improve their chances of giving up tobacco.
October 25, 2019
October 11, 2019
UC Davis Health NICU nurse Christa Bedford-Mu was named National Magnet Nurse of the Year for New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvement at the American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference in Orlando, Fla.
October 9, 2019
PG&E outage not affecting UC Davis Health
October 7, 2019
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) and UC Davis Health have officially announced a new name for the 39th Street light rail station: the 39th Street/UC Davis Health Station.
October 4, 2019
Can cleats tell a story? Sacramento Republic FC today launched its latest pair of one-of-a-kind cleats that will be up for auction, which tells the unique patient story of UC Davis neurosurgery patients Kevin Arredondo and his 11-year-old daughter Gianna, along with Sacramento Republic FC midfielder and childhood cancer survivor Ray Saari.
UC Davis Children's Hospital re-verified as Level I Children's Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons
October 3, 2019
UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been re-verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The designation from the ACS Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program focuses on the nation’s first and only multi-specialty standards of surgical care for pediatric patients. UC Davis Children's Hospital was the first hospital on the West Coast to earn this distinction.
October 1, 2019
What are the signs, symptoms and treatment options for menopause? UC Davis Health OB/GYN Elaine Waetjen answers those questions and more in our menopause Q&A.
September 25, 2019
The California Department of Public Health advises against vaping due to a continued increase in cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury.
September 19, 2019
For an eighth time, UC Davis Health has been honored with "Most Wired" designation. This year, it was one of just three hospitals in California to achieve Level 9 status, which puts the health system in the top 99th percentile of those who responded to this year's technologies' survey.
September 16, 2019
Heart specialist Uma Srivatsa answers questions about a common type of arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
Prestigious scholarship recognizes medical student's activism, UC Davis' leadership in reducing health inequities
September 13, 2019
No other school has more recipients of the Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship than UC Davis.
August 22, 2019
The power of positivity has kept Arthur “Chip” Hollister on a road to recovery — first for prostate cancer and then for pancreatic cancer.
August 12, 2019
UC Davis OB/GYN physician Michael Trifiro shares the pros and cons of VBAC.
August 9, 2019
243 names were read aloud last night at a special ceremony honoring UC Davis Health patients who became organ donors in the past three years.
August 2, 2019
Laura Kair, pediatric hospitalist and medical director of well newborn care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, answers some frequently asked questions about breastfeeding.
July 30, 2019
In its annual Best Hospitals rankings, U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked UC Davis Medical Center #1 in Sacramento.
July 24, 2019
UC Davis researchers are conducting two studies to better understand how the November 2018 Camp Fire affected the health of people in the region. They hope Northern Californians will join one or both of the studies.
July 22, 2019
Everyone at some point experiences digestive problems such as abdominal pain, bloating, loose stools, constipation, heartburn, nausea or vomiting. Find out how to limit those symptoms.
July 17, 2019
Jan Nolta, director of UC Davis' stem cell program, answers questions about treatments and therapies using stem cells, including what people should be very cautious about when a clinic attaches a pricetag to its services.
July 3, 2019
UC Davis Health dermatologists have new approaches to treating vitiligo, a very visible condition that causes patches of skin to lose color and sometimes make individuals feel very self-conscious.
June 27, 2019
Fireworks are a valued Fourth of July tradition but also a common cause of hand, hearing and burn injuries. UC Davis Health experts help you celebrate without a trip to the emergency room.
June 26, 2019
June is Men's Health Month, and a great time for men to take the steps needed to get healthy and stay healthy.
June 19, 2019
The Joint Commission has reaccredited UC Davis Medical Center, and the UC Davis Health Home Health (including certification for its Palliative Care program) and Hospice programs for the another three-year term.
June 18, 2019
UC Davis Children's Hospital is nationally ranked among the nation’s 50 best in neonatology, nephrology, diabetes/endocrinology, orthopaedics and urology.
June 12, 2019
Research shows a new vaccine developed by UC Davis holds promise for slowing an infection that can have severe and even life-threatening impacts on some people and children.
June 7, 2019
Walmart and Sam's Club are giving sick and injured kids at UC Davis Children's Hospital a chance at a "Happily Ever After" by raising money for Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals during their month-long campaign.
June 5, 2019
American Medical Association grant will boost graduate medical education and connect resident physicians to communities in need of more providers
June 4, 2019
Find out how meditation can improve your abilities to cope with a busy world.
June 3, 2019
Jeff Rinek spent three decades capturing child murderers, kidnappers and molesters. But as dangerous as the retired FBI agent’s job was, it was his knees that nearly killed him.
May 31, 2019
Safely discharging patients who don’t have stable housing is a very challenging and labor-intensive part of the care process. UC Davis Medical Center staff goes to extraordinary lengths to help homeless patients.
May 29, 2019
Robotic-assisted surgery for throat cancer? Here's a success story peppered with good information!
May 20, 2019
Sibling rivalries. Food fights. Empty nest syndrome. UC Davis Medical Center's new livestream has it all. It's their new web cam for watching a peregrine falcon family that lives atop the hospital. Stay tuned!
May 16, 2019
Meatless burgers are more popular than ever - but are they good for us? UC Davis Health senior dietitian Marie Barone shares her recommendations.
May 15, 2019
UC Davis Health was recognized with a 4.5-star rating for providing high-quality care to Medicare Advantage patients.
May 15, 2019
A novel pain drug developed at UC Davis has proven effective and non-addictive so far in animal trials, leading to hope it might help ease the opioid crisis in humans.
May 14, 2019
Research led in part by UC Davis School of Medicine scientists may help in developing a cell-based therapy to fight potentially deadly staph infections.
May 14, 2019
Richard Bold, M.D., chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, has been named Physician-in-Chief of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
May 10, 2019
Want to start bike riding for fun and fitness? The head coach of the UC Davis Cycling Team offers guidance for getting started and getting the most out of your time in the bike saddle.
May 9, 2019
Blue light boosts alertness, helps memory and cognitive function, and elevates mood. But overexposure to blue light could be hurting your eyes, sleep cycle. Learn how you can reduce the risk.
May 9, 2019
UC Davis Health has joined a nationwide study — called the Brain Oxygen Optimization in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury trial, or BOOST3 — to identify the safest and most effective way to monitor and treat patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
May 8, 2019
Offering prescription medicine to quell opiate withdrawal and on-site counselors in the emergency department is helping patients with addictions get into recovery programs in their own communities.
May 6, 2019
A Sacramento man is thankful for the quick thinking and life-saving skills of a UC Davis Medical Center nurse and several others who recently saved his life as he was finishing up a Hawaiian vacation.
May 3, 2019
Sneezing. Itchy throat. Watery eyes. It's definitely spring — and allergy time. UC Davis Health allergist Rosemary Hallett offers guidance for controlling symptoms and surviving spring.
May 1, 2019
The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is working with Connected Horse, a nonprofit that introduces horses and equine activities to people with dementia and their caregivers. The hope is that the connection will support healing.
May 1, 2019
Clinicians at UC Davis Medical Center have scanned more than 500 patients with a new ultra-high-resolution computed tomography (CT) scanner, the first health system in the U.S. to use the machine with patients.
April 22, 2019
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine kicks off a week of celebration and recognition for the 400 staff and faculty who conduct about 10 millions tests each year at UC Davis Health.
April 22, 2019
Those with an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis know all too well the gut pain and other symptoms that can frequently interrupt and even control their lives. UC Davis Health gastroenterologist Jesse Stondell, who specializes in treating IBD, discusses the latest treatment options and what he typically recommends for his patients.
April 19, 2019
UC Davis Health nephrologist Maryam Afkarian was a researcher on NASA’s study of physiological differences in identical twin astronauts — Scott Kelly, who traveled in space, and Mark Kelly, who remained on Earth.
April 19, 2019
A UC Davis Health physician-scientist and his team researched and tested a new drug called Zulresso, which is the first to specifically treat postpartum depression.
April 19, 2019
Is cannabidiol, better known as CBD, right for you? UC Davis Health physiology associate professor Yu-fung Lin answers some questions about its safety and health benefits.
April 18, 2019
Pertussis, widely known as “whooping cough,” is a contagious bacterial infection of the respiratory system. It’s called “whooping cough” because children infected with it gasp for air between the fierce bouts of coughing that it causes.
April 16, 2019
Pencils dropping, kids sneezing, clicking heels and other distractions can making classroom learning difficult for kids with ADHD or who are otherwise highly distractible. A new UC Davis study tests whether a virtual reality game exposing kids to these and other distractions can alleviate the problem and help them succeed.
April 15, 2019
There are three types of huddles that take place every day at UC Davis Medical Center, and they all have one thing in common: ensuring and improving patient care and safety.
April 12, 2019
A new show depicts an abusive relationship between a mother, who suffers from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, and her daughter who appears to be constantly sick.
April 5, 2019
UC Davis is the first health system in California, and the second on the West Coast, to welcome the arrival of a new robotic surgery system that offers patients the advantages of miniminally invasive surgery plus another: just one small incision.
March 26, 2019
The rectal cancer surgery program at UC Davis Health has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), making it one of just nine programs in the nation to achieve this recognition.
March 26, 2019
With measles outbreaks occurring now throughout the U.S., Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, answers some frequently asked questions about the disease and the MMR vaccine.
March 22, 2019
Gestational diabetes accounts for a majority of diabetes diagnoses in pregnant women. A UC Davis Health OB/Gyn physician discusses how mothers and their babies are affected.
March 21, 2019
Employment outlook is strong for clinical laboratory scientists, and graduates of UC Davis Health's training program are quickly hired by regional labs.
March 14, 2019
UC Davis Medical Center has become the first hospital in the nation to earn designation as a James Beard Foundation "Smart Catch Leader," an honor denoting establishments with seafood that was fished or farmed in environmentally responsible ways.
March 14, 2019
Gail Shamberg-Pero has dealt with chronic lung disease for years. While her physicians help make her "unsick," as she calls it, pulmonary rehabilitation plays an important role in her overall wellness.
March 12, 2019
The medical and nursing schools at UC Davis Health again ranked among the best in the country in today’s release of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 graduate school rankings.
March 7, 2019
About one in 10 women in the United States suffer from endometriosis, but there are treatment options that can help with symptoms such as painful periods.
March 7, 2019
Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Here are some things to know about the hard-to-detect disease.
March 6, 2019
The death of actor Luke Perry this week is a tragic reminder that stroke can affect anyone, anytime. While the risk of stroke increases with age, it can occur at any age. Vascular neurologist Kwan Ng provides tips for recognizing the signs of stroke, together with guidance for stroke prevention.
March 1, 2019
The UC Davis Center for Virtual Care, an innovative health care and patient simulation facility, has been reaccredited as a Comprehensive Education Institute by the American College of Surgeons — an honor bestowed on only about 90 simulation centers worldwide.
March 1, 2019
Thanks to high-tech, 3D printers, UC Davis Health physicians are enhancing their capabilities and mapping out surgeries in ways that benefit patients and surgical outcomes.
February 27, 2019
The Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis has created a support program to help caregivers with the hospital-to-community transition of family members who have dementia.
February 18, 2019
A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers has identified a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers are at low risk of significant bacterial infections--a finding that has important implications for identifying cases in which infants may not need invasive medical care such spinal taps, antibiotics or hospitalizations.
February 8, 2019
For hard-to-reach tumors at the back of the throat, robots can assist surgeons to remove cancers in a less invasive way. But this high-tech approach has a drawback: the surgeon’s inability to assess through touch whether they’ve been able to get all of the cancer out.
February 7, 2019
Endocrinologist John Yoon is working toward understanding the root causes of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, which becomes more common for cystic fibrosis patients as they age. His research also has potential to help battle all forms of diabetes