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UC San Diego Health Heart Transplant Program Grows with Community

The UC San Diego Health Cardiovascular Institute performed its 50th heart transplant of the year. The heart transplant program at the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is now the largest in San Diego and the third largest in California, placing it...
16-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Health Among First in Nation to Receive CHQI Telemedicine Accreditation

UC San Diego Health is proud to announce it has earned ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) accreditation for telemedicine. CHQI is an independent health care accrediting body that offers the only telemedicine or telehealth accreditation program in...
15-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Kawasaki Disease: One Disease, Multiple Triggers

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and international collaborators have evidence that Kawasaki Disease (KD) does not have a single cause. By studying weather patterns and...
8-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Health Named 2018 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Recipient

UC San Diego Health has been named “HealthCare’s Most Wired” by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The mission of the CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired program is to elevate the health and health care of...
31-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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To Ward off Fatty Liver, Breast is Best for Mom

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente have discovered that mothers who breastfed a child or children for six months or more are at lower risk for developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...
31-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers to Study Binge Eating Disorder Treatment in Veterans

For the first time, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a grant to researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine to study binge eating disorder treatments in veterans and active duty military.
29-Oct-2018 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mapping the Pancreatic Islets

The mechanism leading to development of type 1 diabetes remains a mystery, hampering the ability to find new ways to prevent, treat or even cure this condition. With a new $3.3 million grant, University of California School of Medicine researchers...
24-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Kidneys Aren’t Harmed When Significantly Lowering Blood Pressure

Using a novel biomarker panel to track and measure kidney function, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco School of Medicine report that lowering systolic blood pressure to...
22-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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University of California, San Diego Health Sciences is internationally recognized as a place where discoveries are delivered — bringing breakthroughs from the research laboratory to patients' bedsides. To fulfill its tripartite mission
of clinical care, research and education, UC San Diego Health Sciences maintains both clinical and academic entities.

The clinical enterprise, UC San Diego Health, is the region's only academic health system, ranked No. 1 in San Diego for six consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Its major facilities include UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and Jacobs Medical Center (opening in 2016), all in La Jolla, as well as other primary and specialty practices located throughout Southern California. For more information, visit health.ucsd.edu.

The academic enterprise consists of two professional schools, in medicine and pharmaceutical sciences. Established in 1968, UC San Diego School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s best medical schools, consistently ranked
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1960, is renowned for collaborative, cross-disciplinary research that transcends traditional boundaries in science, engineering and the humanities. For more information, visit healthsciences.ucsd.edu.

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