Dr. Mell in surgery

New carotid artery disease treatment reduces stroke risk

Johanna Keys has survived some major transitions, including cancer, widowhood and, years ago, immigration to a new country. Those experiences made the 89-year-old Newcastle resident “pretty fearless,” she says, except when it comes to stroke — the condition that killed her father when she was very young. READ MOREarrow

Paella at Farm to Fork event

Good food is good medicine

In an effort to bring locally sourced food to its patients and employees, UC Davis Health's Food and Nutrition team has set its sights on a farm-to-fork menu in which meals are created with food brought in from the greater Sacramento region. READ MOREarrow

Leonard Monaco

A new life with Parkinson's

If someone described Len Monaco in one word 10 years ago, it would be “tough.” But that changed when he found out he had Parkinson’s disease. Today, a technology known as deep brain stimulation, or DBS, helps control his symptoms and has given him back his life. READ MOREarrow

Collage of Jordan as a child ©Photo courtesy of Jordan’s Guardian Angels Foundation

On a mission: $12 million state appropriation earmarked for Jordan's syndrome

It started with one dad’s quest to help his daughter, Jordan, who began missing major developmental milestones and showed signs of autism spectrum disorder before age 1. It wasn’t until her whole genome was mapped in 2014 at age 9 that they found the cause: a random mutation of a single nucleotide in Jordan’s DNA. READ MOREarrow

Sign by a grassy field alerts pedestrians to watch out for rattlesnakes to prevent snake bites.

Six tips for preventing snake bites

UC Davis Health provides six tips on preventing snake bites. READ MOREarrow

Sunscreen

Be Safe In the Sun

In California, where fun in the sun is a way of life, teens love to hang out at the beach or by the pool to beat the summer sizzle. READ MOREarrow