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November 2019

Lung cancer screening campaign brings message to the community

November 22, 2019

UC Davis Health and community leaders join forces to kick off lung cancer screening campaign.

Antibiotic resistance now poses bigger problems than previous estimates

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.

Military partnerships help advance health for all

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.

Automated quitline referrals help patients give up tobacco

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 2019

Medical Center ranked alongside pair of top Sacramento restaurants

October 25, 2019

Earlier this month, UC Davis Health joined a pair of highly regarded Sacramento restaurants, Mulvaney’s and Magpie, on the national “Good Food 100 Restaurants” list for 2019.

UC Davis Health nurse named ANCC Magnet Nurse of the Year

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.

UC Davis Health unaffected by power outage

October 9, 2019

PG&E outage not affecting UC Davis Health

Presenting the 39th Street/UC Davis Health Station

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. 

Sacramento Republic FC's Cleats for Causes highlights father-daughter UC Davis Health patients

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.

Menopause Q&A with UC Davis OB/GYN

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 2019

Do you vape? Stop!

September 25, 2019

The California Department of Public Health advises against vaping due to a continued increase in cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury. 

UC Davis Health again named "Most Wired" health care organization

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.

When to worry about AFib

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 2019

Surgeon helps patient survive pancreatic cancer

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.

4 things to know about Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBACs)

August 12, 2019

UC Davis OB/GYN physician Michael Trifiro shares the pros and cons of VBAC.

Ceremony honors organ donors and their families

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.

Breastfeeding Q&A: What all moms should know

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 2019

U.S. News ranks UC Davis Medical Center #1 in Sacramento

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.

Two UC Davis studies assess the health effects of the Camp Fire

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.

What is 'gut health' and why is it important?

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.

Q&A with stem cell expert Jan Nolta

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.

Skin condition affects patients inside and out

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 2019

Celebrate Fourth of July safely

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.

Men's health: Five quick tips to a healthier you!

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.

UC Davis Medical Center and related programs earn reaccreditation

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.

UC Davis Children's Hospital ranked among nation's best by U.S. News & World Report

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.

Vaccine aims to protect babies, pregnant women from infection

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.

Walmart and Sam's Club Campaign helps kids treated at UC Davis Children's Hospital live better

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.

New partnership seeks to transform health care in rural California and Oregon

June 5, 2019

American Medical Association grant will boost graduate medical education and connect resident physicians to communities in need of more providers

10 health benefits of meditation

June 4, 2019

Find out how meditation can improve your abilities to cope with a busy world.

Former FBI agent meets his match, and his hero

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 2019

Med Center teams step up efforts to help homeless patients

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.

Robotic surgery for early throat cancer

May 29, 2019

Robotic-assisted surgery for throat cancer? Here's a success story peppered with good information!

Keeping up with the peregrines

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! 

To meat or not to meat: Are meatless burgers really healthier?

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. 

UC Davis Health recognized for high-quality care to Medicare Advantage patients

May 15, 2019

UC Davis Health was recognized with a 4.5-star rating for providing high-quality care to Medicare Advantage patients.

In the spotlight: 'The answer to the opioid crisis?'

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.

Researchers uncover how the body can fight off staph infections

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.

Bold named physician-in-chief of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.

Cycling: Good for you and the environment

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. 

Is blue light from your cell phone, TV bad for your health?

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.

UC Davis Health joins study to improve TBI outcomes

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). 

Treating substance use disorder in California emergency departments

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.

Is a nurse ever really on vacation?

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.

Tips to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms

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.

Can horses bring healing for dementia patients and their caregivers?

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.

UC Davis Health is first in US to use advanced CT scanner on patients

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 2019

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 21-27

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.

IBD: What it is and how to control it

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.

UC Davis physician was part of the landmark NASA twin study

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.

Postpartum depression affects 1 in 9 women: What you should know

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.

CBD 101

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.

Preventing 'whooping cough'

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.

Can a virtual reality game make kids less distractible?

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.

Creating a culture of safety

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.

New show spotlights mother's disease, negative effects on daughter

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.

Minimally invasive options expand for surgical patients in the Sacramento region

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 2019

Rectal cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons

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.

Measles: What parents need to know

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.

How does gestational diabetes affect pregnant women and their babies?

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.

UC Davis Health graduates meet growing demand for clinical laboratory scientists

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.

UC Davis Medical Center cafés earn national award for sustainability

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.

Pulmonary rehab is exercise therapy and much more

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.

UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Nursing receive high national rankings by U.S. News

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.

Endometriosis explained: 8 things women should know

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.

'Jeopardy!' host diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: What you should know about the disease

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.

Stroke can strike at any age

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.

UC Davis Center for Virtual Care earns reaccreditation from American College of Surgeons

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.

3D printing becoming a surgical game changer

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 2019

Helping the family caregivers of people with dementia

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.

New ER protocol would allow some infants with fevers to avoid painful tests

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.

Robot-assisted throat cancer surgery gets assist from novel optical device

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.

UC Davis Health works to understand cystic fibrosis-related diabetes

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

January 2019

Addiction program breaks the cycle by changing mindsets

January 30, 2019

UC Davis Health's successful addiction counseling program treats patients in the emergency department while working to shift mindsets from a moral failing to a treatable disease.

Health care access expands for low-income patients in Sacramento region

January 28, 2019

UC Davis and Sacramento County partner to increase primary and specialty care services.

A national spotlight on a new approach to opioid addiction treatment

January 24, 2019

National news site Vox's 'Future Perfect' series highlights a unique ER-based program at UC Davis Medical Center.

Improved medication safety can help save lives, reduce costs

January 24, 2019

By participating in a national study aimed at developing better ways for medications to be prescribed, documented, and reconciled accurately and safely, UC Davis Medical Center has become a California leader in improving outcomes for high-risk patients.

One-stop relief from acid reflux

January 11, 2019

UC Davis Health's Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery has established a Reflux Clinic to provide one-stop specialty care for reflux patients -- something no one else in the entire Sacramento region is doing.

More than 150 UC Davis Health physicians named "Top Docs"

January 11, 2019

Annual Survey by Sacramento Magazine highlights expertise in primary and specialty care delivery.

UC Davis Health resident to attend prestigious military program for civilians

January 10, 2019

Internal Medicine/Psychiatry resident among select civilians to meet with military leaders.

Top 15 foods you should be eating in 2019

January 4, 2019

New year, new diet, right? But which foods should we be eating in 2019 to optimize our health? We asked UC Davis Health experts which foods they recommend to help us all glean health benefits in the new year.