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August 2019

Case studies suggest that protection orders play a role in preventing mass shootings

August 19, 2019

Nearly 80% of those who commit mass violence in public places make explicit threats or reveal their intent to carry out an attack. UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program identifies 21 cases of threats that were averted due to friends, family members, employers seeing something amiss, deciding to say and do something about it.

In the wake of traumatic events: How to cope with anxiety and fear

August 16, 2019

Mental health experts at UC Davis Health recently talked about coping with traumatic events that affect people even when they are not directly involved. It is termed "trauma by proxy," but there are ways to grapple with these all-to-common feelings.

Mapping the brain landscape for Alzheimer's disease using artificial intelligence

August 14, 2019

A team of researchers lead by Brittany Dugger of UC Davis Health has been awarded a major grant from the National Institute for Aging (NIA) to help define the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease in individuals of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican descent. The five-year grant will fund the first large-scale initiative to present a detailed description of brain manifestations of the Alzheimer's disease using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Advanced Valley Eye Associates to join UC Davis Health September 1

August 13, 2019

As part of its commitment to the Davis community and improved health-related services in Yolo county, UC Davis Health will offer advanced eye specialty services in Davis.

Home dialysis program gives child a chance to be a kid

August 13, 2019

Thanks to outpatient peritoneal dialysis, 4-year-old Braylin can spend less time in the hospital and more time being at school and playing at home. 

Papa Murphy's pizza sales support UC Davis Children's Hospital on Aug. 16

August 12, 2019

In celebration of ABC10's Children's Miracle Network Mediathon on Aug. 16, Papa Murphy's Pizza is offering two ways to give back to UC Davis Children's Hospital.

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.

UC Davis specialists to serve on statewide Alzheimer's Disease Task Force

August 9, 2019

David Lubarsky and Oanh Le Meyer are working to raise awareness and develop a plan to manage the expected rise in Alzheimer’s disease as the population ages.

Delivering healthy babies after treatment for opioid use disorder

August 8, 2019

Substance abuse experts at UC Davis Health are helping fight the opioid epidemic by expanding access and improving the quality of care for women who use drugs during pregnancy.

REACH helps homeless children cope

August 8, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital crisis therapists are providing services to homeless children at the Mustard Seed School and Bannon Street Shelter.

Street Soccer USA National Cup returns to Sacramento

August 8, 2019

For the second year, UC Davis Health is joining Sacramento Republic FC in sponsoring the Street Soccer USA National Cup. The Sept. 6-8 event will bring participants from throughout the U.S. to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall to play on specially-made pop-up soccer pitches.

Full house for annual MIND Summer Institute

August 7, 2019

More than 300 people attended the MIND Summer Institute to learn about the latest in research, services and advocacy in neurodevelopmental disabilities.

"You look like the best that this country has to offer," induction speaker tells first-year students

August 5, 2019

Dean Allison Brashear encourages medical students to listen to their patients, in induction remarks.

Dairy Queen will sell Blizzards at CMN Partner Pavilion on Aug. 16

August 5, 2019

Purchase a Dairy Queen Blizzard and support UC Davis Children's Hospital on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Education Building Rotunda.  

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.

Brashear: Three Things I've Learned So Far

August 2, 2019

New medical school dean impressed with “everyone’s commitment to excellence in patient care, research and education.”

Med student focusing on gut biome awarded 2019 O'Connor research grant

August 1, 2019

Simran Sandhu, a medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine, earned the 2019 Daniel T. O’Connor, M.D., Memorial Research Grant for his translational research examining how different pathologies may result in gut and skin microbiome imbalance in patients.

UC Davis lung cancer experts introduce Latin American oncologists to advances in care

August 1, 2019

Oncologists visiting from various Latin American countries learn the latest in lung cancer diagnosis and care at UC Davis Health.

Meth use linked to same health outcomes but different discharge conditions for burn patients

August 1, 2019

UC Davis Health study reveals that methamphetamine use is not linked with worse health outcomes among burn patients but associated with significantly worse discharge realities.

July 2019

UC Davis Medical Center earns national LGBTQ health care honors

July 31, 2019

UC Davis Medical Center has again been named a national “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” in this year's upcoming Healthcare Equality Index report.

Healing heels: The ins and outs of plantar fasciitis

July 31, 2019

What is plantar fasciitis and why are some more susceptible to it than others? UC Davis Health sports medicine physician Marcia Faustin explains.

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.

Less-invasive procedures as good as open surgery in restoring leg blood flow, avoiding amputation

July 30, 2019

Surviving with their legs intact is just as likely for patients having a less-invasive procedure to open clogged leg arteries as for patients having an invasive surgery. 

Individualized physician EHR training program expands reach

July 30, 2019

Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback, the Physician Efficiency Program (PEP) is growing its capacity to engage all primary and specialty care ambulatory physicians across UC Davis Health.

Taking on a taboo: Finding non-opioid alternatives for cancer pain

July 29, 2019

Wesley Watson, who has multiple myeloma and related spinal pain, hopes for relief with a surgical procedure that should reduce the need for opioid medication and the potential for addiction.

7 things you need to know about the Allergan breast implant recall

July 26, 2019

UC Davis plastic surgeon Granger Wong answers questions about what patients should know about these textured breast implants.

Inspiring the future generation: Undergraduates get inside look at UC Davis School of Medicine

July 26, 2019

Prep Medico, the pipeline program, completes its fourth year preparing college freshman and sophomores for careers in medicine

UC Davis Health aims to end hepatitis B spread

July 25, 2019

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, with partners in Sacramento County and the community, has an ambitious goal to end the transmission of hepatitis B in the Asian American community through comprehensive screening and vaccination.

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.

ABC10 airs Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Mediathon Aug. 12-16

July 24, 2019

The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Mediathon will be broadcast for five days on ABC10 KXTV, beginning Monday, Aug. 12 at 4:30 a.m. Funds raised will benefit UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

Worrisome increase in some medical scans during pregnancy

July 24, 2019

Study finds high rate of CT scan use in pregnant women in the U.S. and Canada, despite warnings to reduce radiation exposure to mothers and fetuses during pregnancy.

School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear seeks to support, connect with students

July 23, 2019

On her first afternoon on the job, School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear told a group of students that she would like to get to know each of them. "My door will be open," she said.

Two new deans start on same day, strive for same goal

July 22, 2019

New leaders for School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis to work hand in hand.

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.

Snagging the 'job of the year': Meet new School of Nursing Dean Stephen Cavanagh

July 19, 2019

Stephen Cavanagh assumes the dean position at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and welcomes the opportunity to find new ways to deliver care and innovate in cross-campus collaborations.

'A leader for these times': Get to know Allison Brashear, the School of Medicine's new dean

July 18, 2019

The School of Medicine’s new dean Allison Brashear is known for her problem-solving skills in leadership, academic medicine, research and patient care, as she has been a transformative force throughout her career.

Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease

July 18, 2019

A team of UC Davis Health scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications — blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

UC Davis joins national study to test protective effects of lifestyle changes on brain health

July 18, 2019

Adults aged 60 to 79 at risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are invited to take part in the landmark U.S. POINTER study. It examines whether exercise, diet, mentally challenging tasks and regular health monitoring together improves brain health.

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.

Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day benefits UC Davis Children's Hospital July 25

July 15, 2019

Help hospitalized kids by celebrating Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen (DQ) locations on Thursday, July 25. When you purchase a Blizzard® Treat, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold will go to UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Sacramento’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Health insurance linked to hospitals' decision to transfer or admit children with mental health emergencies

July 15, 2019

A national study by UC Davis Health researchers finds differences in the decisions to admit or transfer children with mental health emergencies based on the patients’ insurance type. Children without insurance are more likely to be transferred to another hospital than those with private insurance.

Epilepsy: 9 things you need to know about the disorder that caused a Disney star's death

July 12, 2019

Following the tragic death of Disney star Cameron Boyce from an epileptic seizure this week, many questions have arisen about seizures and epilepsy. UC Davis Health pediatric epileptologist Trishna Kantemneni shares what you need to know. 

Register today for 12th annual ovarian cancer 5K run/walk on Sept. 15

July 11, 2019

The 12th annual Let’s ROC! 5K Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer will be held on September 15, beginning at 8 a.m. at 45th and X Streets in Sacramento.

UC Davis simulation center stays contemporary with name change

July 9, 2019

The UC Davis Center for Virtual Care is changing its name to the UC Davis Center for Simulation and Education Enhancement.

Recognizing kidney injury due to burns is improved by artificial intelligence

July 9, 2019

Acute kidney injury in severe burn patients can now be predicted faster and more accurately than ever with a new Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning model developed at UC Davis.

UC Davis doctors help Haitian residents, physicians years after quake

July 9, 2019

Pediatrician Douglas Gross provided emergency care to Haitians after the devastating earthquake in 2010. His trip sparked a partnership between University of California campuses and the State University of Haiti -- the UC Haiti Initiative.

Laura Kair named Women's Health Research scholar for BIRCWH K12 program

July 8, 2019

Laura Kair, a UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatrician and clinical researcher focused on breastfeeding and maternal-child health, was selected as a Women’s Health research scholar in the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program. 

Mom gives thanks for NICU team that saved her son

July 3, 2019

This week, 12 years ago, Charlotte Barbee held her son Josiah in the UC Davis Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the first time. 

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.  

At UC Davis, clinical research brings hope for patients with rare diseases

July 2, 2019

CTSC Clinical Research Center provides hope to many patients fighting tough and rare diseases. As an outpatient clinic, CCRC runs numerous clinical studies to find cures to some of the most complicated health challenges.

Luis Carvajal-Carmona named basic science leader at Cancer Center

July 1, 2019

Carvajal-Carmona to lead basic science at Cancer Center.

Register for Duck Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life

July 1, 2019

The sixth annual Duck Dash will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m. at Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. Proceeds will benefit the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

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.

National Eye Institute director and vision scientist to join UC Davis

June 27, 2019

Paul A. Sieving, an internationally renowned physician, vision scientist and thought leader in eye care, will join the UC Davis Health Eye Center faculty this fall. He will establish a new Center for Ocular Regenerative Therapy to advance gene-based treatments.

California attorney general and others seek to end humanitarian crisis

June 27, 2019

Immigration experts and advocates expressed alarm over the U.S.-Mexico border crisis at a UC Davis Health symposium.

Exercise safely this summer

June 26, 2019

You can continue your regular exercise program in the summer as long as you also take steps to prevent heat-related illness. A UC Davis sports medicine physician highlights symptoms to be aware of and ways to avoid them.

Honoring a patient's gift of life

June 26, 2019

UC Davis Medical Center staff  from throughout the hospital formed a special honor guard last week in tribute to a patient who was giving the gift of life.

Teen cancer patient gives back to kids with autism

June 25, 2019

Make-A-Wish granted teenage cancer patient Carlo Sandoval's wish. What did he ask for? To help kids with autism. 

U.S. surgeon general calls for advocacy, partnering with communities

June 24, 2019

Jerome Adams, the 20th Surgeon General of the U.S., encouraged everyone to get involved to build healthier communities at a talk he gave students and faculty at the UC Davis School of Medicine.

Primary care physician addresses the opioid crisis

June 20, 2019

Physicians throughout UC Davis Health, including primary care providers like Stephen Henry, are addressing the nation's opioid crisis.

Behavioral approaches cut inappropriate antibiotic use by over 30%

June 19, 2019

A UC Davis study of nine emergency departments and urgent care centers in California and Colorado found educating physicians and patients about safe antibiotic use can cut overuse by one-third.

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.

Long-time pediatric residency volunteer honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

June 18, 2019

Michael Sugawara, a volunteer clinical faculty member with the UC Davis pediatric residency program, is the latest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

EXPLORER, a UC Davis imaging breakthrough, makes a media splash

June 17, 2019

EXPLORER, the world's first total-body PET scanner, has been installed at UC Davis Health and will be ready for patient use this summer. Area media outlets got a sneak peek of the new technology on Monday.

UC Davis doctors care for kids at Stockton community clinic

June 17, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatricians are now offering specialty care at the Community Medical Centers clinic on West Lane in Stockton. The specialties are gastroenterology, cardiology and endocrinology.

Dual degrees can mean a doubly satisfying career

June 17, 2019

The dual degree -- M.D./Ph.D. -- at UC Davis School of Medicine is a unique pathway through medical school that enables students to bridge the worlds of medical research and patient care.

UC Davis nursing school hosts commencement

June 14, 2019

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May conferred degrees for 137 master’s-degree students and six doctoral candidates at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing's 2019 commencement.

Scoop Scoot raises funds for UC Davis Child Life on July 12

June 13, 2019

Scoot over to William Land Park on Friday, July 12 for ice cream and raise funds for the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. 

More than 130 attend second annual blood cancer event

June 12, 2019

Blood cancer patients and their caregivers from as far as Oregon attended Live Your Best Life, an annual blood cancer event co-hosted by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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.

Vaccine against cytomegalovirus slowed transmission in monkeys. Goal is to prevent disabilities in infants.

June 12, 2019

A CMV vaccine in infants and toddlers would help to prevent infections in pregnant women, reducing the chance that their babies become infected and develop disabilities. Research paves the way for further study and trials in people.

Quick tips to stay cool

June 12, 2019

How can you cool down on these triple-digit days? UC Davis Health occupational and environmental medicine expert Sheri Belafsky offers tips to beat the heat. 

Six tips to protect kids from the dangers of hot cars

June 10, 2019

Last year, 52 children died from heat stroke after they were left in hot cars. These cases happen when kids are left alone in a car – either they are mistakenly forgotten, or the child gets into an unlocked car without the parent knowing. Get the six tips that experts recommend for parents. 

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.

Heifetz honored at Cancer Care Network's Tahoe Forest Hospital event

June 6, 2019

Tahoe Forest Hospital honors one of its own at 20th anniversary fundraising event.

Neurodiversity Summit explores autism as a difference, not a disorder

June 6, 2019

Neurodiversity Summit brings experts, advocates together to discuss autism as a difference, not a disorder.

New clinical guide helps physicians identify risk, talk with patients about firearm safety and injury

June 5, 2019

Guide gives providers the knowledge and tools they need to help protect patients and communities.

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area teen shares gift with pediatric cancer patients

June 5, 2019

UC Davis Health patient Saul Dominguez received news that Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area granted his wish. What did he ask for? To help others. 

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.

Drowning: It takes seconds for your child to be in danger

June 3, 2019

To prevent drownings, safety precautions are crucial. Follow our recommendations.

All-female UC Davis Health crew builds homes for neighbors

June 3, 2019

This volunteer work aligns with the UC Davis Health philosophy of caring for community members inside and outside a medical setting.