The National Institute on Aging is funding a UC Davis Health study designed to understand how early life health and behavior impact risk of cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research received a $7.5 million grant from California Department of Public Health to plan, implement and evaluate the Healthy Living Clinic Initiative, a program with around 40 community clinics to boost tobacco-use cessation in California.
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.
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. 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.
Down syndrome remains a strong risk factor for childhood leukemia, a new study led by UC Davis and UC San Francisco researchers has found.
Michelle Ko, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, has been awarded a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. She’ll examine whether exposure to community and structural violence at different points in life is associated with a decline in cognitive function or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among older African Americans.
In 2020, the UC Davis School of Medicine secured its highest-ever level of National Institutes of Health research funding at more than $181 million.
Wildfire smoke contains microbes, a fact that’s often ignored, but one that may have important health repercussions.
Valley fever exposure might be higher in certain agricultural tasks and types of crops, according to Prof. Stephen McCurdy’s research.
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.