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  • August 08, 2022

    7 things to know about polio

    New York state health officials warned last week that hundreds of people may have been infected with the polio virus. We asked Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, about polio and what we need to know.

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  • August 05, 2022

    Pediatric nurses host Operation Backpack drive

    The pediatric nurses at UC Davis Children’s Hospital hosted an Operation Backpack drive for the 14th year this week, collecting and donating 129 backpacks filled with school supplies, which are delivered to needy students by the Volunteers of America.

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  • August 04, 2022

    Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium set for Oct. 21-23

    Physicians, nurses, advanced practice clinicians, respiratory therapists and other health care professionals are invited to attend the 27th annual Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium on Oct. 21-23, 2022.

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  • June 23, 2022

    Pediatric resident receives diversity award

    UC Davis pediatrics resident Ivan Marquez has received the 2nd annual Dr. Ifeanyi Onyeji Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Award. It was presented by the Resident Medical Staff Committee, the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) and the Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD).

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  • June 23, 2022

    A mother’s blood may carry the secret to one type of autism

    The reactivity of a mother’s autoantibodies to specific fetal brain protein patterns can predict a child’s diagnosis with a type of autism known as MAR ASD. MAR ASD was present in around 20% of autistic kids in samples from Arkansas and Philadelphia and was linked to significant autistic traits. 

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  • June 14, 2022

    U.S. News & World Report names UC Davis Children’s Hospital among nation’s best

    UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report in five pediatric specialty areas: neonatology, pediatric diabetes & endocrinology, pediatric nephrology, pediatric orthopedics, and pediatric pulmonology & lung surgery.

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  • June 13, 2022

    UC Davis Health receives AAMC Telehealth Equity Catalyst Award

    UC Davis Health has received a Telehealth Equity Catalyst (TEC) Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for its efforts to advance health care equity and telehealth.

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  • June 10, 2022

    Triple-digit heat calls for water safety

    As the temperature reaches into triple digits these days, more children will undoubtedly cool off in backyard swimming pools. But how safe are our pools? UC Davis Health pediatricians are stressing the importance of appropriate fencing to keep small children safe

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  • June 10, 2022

    Summer is near but winter respiratory viruses are still here

    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.

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  • June 03, 2022

    How to protect kids from gun violence at home

    More than 1,500 children and teens were killed in homicides and accidental shootings last year. Many of these deaths could have been prevented by putting some additional protections in place at home. Here are some ways to protect kids from gun violence at home.

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