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Sometimes you need care for minor health issues, even if it isn't an emergency. Our team can provide same-day care at ou...
05/12/2024

Sometimes you need care for minor health issues, even if it isn't an emergency. Our team can provide same-day care at our Express Care clinics.

Reserve your spot online for same-day visits: health.ucsd.edu/expresscare

San Diego is among the top 10 U.S. counties with the highest number of Alzheimer's cases, according to the Alzheimer's A...
05/11/2024

San Diego is among the top 10 U.S. counties with the highest number of Alzheimer's cases, according to the Alzheimer's Association. It's also the third-leading cause of death for adults over 80 in San Diego County.

Listen as Ian Neel, MD, geriatrician at UC San Diego Health, talks about the risks and benefits of Alzheimer’s medications, addressing health disparities and the importance of early detection.

Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias take a heavy toll on individuals and their caregivers. New medications offer hope, but raise accessibility concerns.

UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest has garnered the “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer” designation from t...
05/09/2024

UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest has garnered the “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) 16th iteration of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey of the policies and practices health care facilities take to ensure equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.

“We have a deep commitment to ensuring that every patient, visitor and team member feels welcome, and experiences equal access to the world-class health care we provide,” said Patty Maysent, CEO, UC San Diego Health. “We are continually working to expand our offerings for the diverse communities that we serve.”

UC San Diego Medical Center earns “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index.

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Joan Jacobs, dedicated philanthropist and San Diego com...
05/08/2024

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Joan Jacobs, dedicated philanthropist and San Diego community leader.

From health and technology to arts and culture, Joan and her husband, Irwin Jacobs, have transformed the community and the world with their generous gifts throughout multiple decades.

Because of their strong passion for health care, the Jacobs donated $100 million to establish the 245-bed Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health. The facility integrates world-class health care with healing arts and culinary offerings to provide an extraordinary healing experience for patients and families.

“We will be forever grateful to Joan and Irwin Jacobs and their family for transforming both UC San Diego Health and the entire community with their hugely generous and visionary gifts,” said Patty Maysent, CEO, UC San Diego Health. “I will always remember Joan’s gracious wit and wisdom as she personally guided the design and creation of Jacobs Medical Center. She cared deeply about the individual experience of patients, hand selecting the art collection and culinary choices. Joan’s legacy will be honored with each patient who leaves Jacobs Medical Center with a new opportunity to experience life.”

https://today.ucsd.edu/story/joan-jacobs

Oh baby! The Birth Center at UC San Diego Health reaches a huge milestone.  Last week, the Birth Center at UC San Diego ...
05/08/2024

Oh baby! The Birth Center at UC San Diego Health reaches a huge milestone.

Last week, the Birth Center at UC San Diego Health celebrated the delivery of its 7,000th baby. Born to parents Naiomy and Eduardo Fajardo, Amberlee Flores Fajardo was born on April 28 at 2:47 a.m.

Unique to UC San Diego Health, the Birth Center opened in 1999 and offers a low-intervention delivery, sometimes called natural birth, as an option for low-risk pregnancies. For mothers-to-be who are medically eligible and choose the Birth Center, they often request a less medical environment, but enjoy the midwifery philosophy of care within the safety net of a hospital environment.

In addition, since the year 2000, it is estimated that nearly 70,000 babies have been delivered at UC San Diego Health, with approximately 20,000 of those babies delivered within the Midwifery Program at UC San Diego Health.

Our certified nurse-midwives are advanced nurse practitioners who specialize in pregnancy, birth and postpartum care for healthy, low-risk patients and their infants. Nurse-midwives attend births in our holistic Birth Center rooms or in a traditional Labor & Delivery environment — the choice is up to each patient and is an option that’s only available in the region at UC San Diego Health.

To learn more about the Birth Center at UC San Diego Health, visit: https://health.ucsd.edu/care/pregnancy-birth/giving-birth/low-intervention-birth

UC San Diego Health nurses lead the way in health care excellence. The exemplary professionalism and compassionate care ...
05/07/2024

UC San Diego Health nurses lead the way in health care excellence.

The exemplary professionalism and compassionate care our nurses provide is truly something unique and special. As the only academic medical center in San Diego, many also lead the way in ground-breaking research, present at conferences across the U.S. and are published in national health journals. During Nurses Week we give an extra big thank you to our nurses for their contributions to the health system and our community.

If you are interested in joining a world-class team, visit: employment.ucsd.edu

A UC San Diego study compares annual screening with a risk-based breast cancer screening schedule based upon each woman'...
05/04/2024

A UC San Diego study compares annual screening with a risk-based breast cancer screening schedule based upon each woman's personal risk of breast cancer. Watch as Lisa Madlensky, PhD, talks about the importance of the study and explains recent changes in screening recommendations from age 50 to age 40. 📺 ⬇️

Learn more about breast cancer care at UC San Diego Health: health.ucsd.edu/care/cancer/cancers-we-treat/breast/

https://fox5sandiego.com/video/ucsd-study-looks-at-breast-cancer-risk-assessment-tool/9656982/

The Wisdom Study compares annual screening with a risk-based breast cancer screening schedule based upon each woman's personal risk of breast cancer.

We're in your neighborhood. 🏡 The East Campus Medical Center at UC San Diego Health is a part of our growing network of ...
05/03/2024

We're in your neighborhood. 🏡

The East Campus Medical Center at UC San Diego Health is a part of our growing network of care across the region.

The 302-bed medical facility greatly expands the university’s growing network of clinics and hospitals to better serve patients with safe, timely and equitable access to high-quality health care.

To see all UC San Diego Health locations, visit: health.ucsd.edu/locations/

Join us for Clinical Trials Patient Appreciation Day at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health on Tuesday, May 21 f...
05/02/2024

Join us for Clinical Trials Patient Appreciation Day at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health on Tuesday, May 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At this free event for patients and caregivers, explore the benefits, risks and myths of clinical trials and learn how to make informed choices about standard care. You can hear from our clinical trial team members and listen to inspiring success stories. Learn how UC San Diego Health can help you find a trial that is right for you.

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Top marks for patient safety! 🏆 Our hospitals in Hillcrest and La Jolla once again earned top marks for hospital safety ...
05/01/2024

Top marks for patient safety! 🏆

Our hospitals in Hillcrest and La Jolla once again earned top marks for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates quality, safety and transparency in health care.

Thank you to our outstanding teams for prioritizing patient safety and quality care.

Check out UC San Diego Health's recent awards and achievements: health.ucsd.edu/about-us/quality-safety/awards-achievements/

San Diego’s senior population is set to increase in the coming years, raising concerns for those who don’t have the supp...
04/30/2024

San Diego’s senior population is set to increase in the coming years, raising concerns for those who don’t have the support of close family, also known as elder orphans.

In the next 10 years, adults over 65 will outnumber children under 18 for the first time in United States history, according to Census Bureau data. San Diego County’s senior population is projected to grow by more than 21% during that time. This is a growing concern for elder orphans.

“When you get older, the risk factors for becoming more likely to be isolated or alone, are increased. You’re more likely to lose family and friends and significant others as they pass away. You’re more likely to become more frail and less mobile,” said Ellen Lee, MD, geriatric psychiatrist at UC San Diego Health. "It is challenging for clinicians to identify these individuals, making it difficult to manage the complexities involved in delivering care, especially if they don’t volunteer the information."

Our senior medicine program is ranked among the nation's top 20 programs for geriatric care by U.S. News & World Report, learn more: health.ucsd.edu/care/primary-care/geriatrics/

San Diego County's senior population is projected to rise by 21%.

New studies find that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) isn’t just a danger to NFL players, it starts early, affect...
04/29/2024

New studies find that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) isn’t just a danger to NFL players, it starts early, affecting young athletes.

CTE is a progressive degenerative brain condition that is believed to be caused by repeated blows or impacts to the head and concussions.

Parents can identify signs of concussions from the stands.

"Major red flags for a concussion may be something like looking dazed, confused and stumbling on the field and being disoriented, being slower in their reaction time or ability to get up from play," said Amanda Gooding, MD, psychologist at UC San Diego Health.

To learn more about psychiatry at UC San Diego Health, visit: health.ucsd.edu/care/behavioral-mental-health/general-psychiatry/

San Diego’s own AJ Soares played on the world stage. But it began on the green soccer pitches of North San Diego County, where he became a case study in the dangers of contact youth sports.

Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease in which tissue that normally lines the womb (uterus) grows in other are...
04/27/2024

Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease in which tissue that normally lines the womb (uterus) grows in other areas of the body, such as the pelvic cavity, bladder, bowel, fallopian tubes or ovaries.

"Women with endometriosis are more likely to experience difficulty conceiving," said Sanjay Agarwal, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist at UC San Diego Health. "This can be for a variety of reasons including tubal disease, altered anatomy due to adhesions and decreased implantation of pregnancy in uterus."

While there is currently no cure for endometriosis, there are treatments that can help you overcome endometriosis pain and infertility.

"Although not all women with endometriosis suffer difficulty conceiving, many do. Painful periods or chronic pelvic pain should not be considered normal. If you have pelvic pain and are having difficulty conceiving, ask your doctor if you have endometriosis as a reason for your difficulty conceiving."

Learn more about endometriosis care at UC San Diego Health ⬇️

Endometriosis can cause painful periods, pelvic pain, or difficulty conceiving. Find out about treatment for endometriosis at UC San Diego Health.

04/24/2024

Ever wonder what it's like to volunteer at a hospital? ☀️ Mollie Amgain walks us through her routine as a volunteer in the emergency department at UC San Diego Health.

Mollie is studying human biology and psychology at UC San Diego. With her education at UC San Diego and experience volunteering at UC San Diego Health, she hopes to attend medical school and pursue a career in cardiology.

Volunteers play an integral role in assisting our staff in their patient care activities to support the San Diego community. Many of our volunteers say their experiences at UC San Diego Health have been highly rewarding, personally fulfilling, and sometimes, life-changing.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at UC San Diego Health: health.ucsd.edu/giving/volunteer/

Parkinson's disease is currently recognized as one of the most common neurological conditions. The slowly progressing ne...
04/24/2024

Parkinson's disease is currently recognized as one of the most common neurological conditions. The slowly progressing neurodegenerative disorder afflicts around 1.5 million people in the U.S. alone.

At UC San Diego Health, you'll find the most experienced, multidisciplinary movement disorder team in the region. We provide compassionate and exceptional care for those with Parkinson's disease and the full spectrum of movement disorders based on the latest research.

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We provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders based on our extensive knowledge and experience with these conditions.

UC San Diego Health has launched a new program as part of its sustainability efforts that diverts unused food from the l...
04/22/2024

UC San Diego Health has launched a new program as part of its sustainability efforts that diverts unused food from the landfill and instead helps those in need.

“We are integrating sustainable practices into the way we make business decisions and in the way we provide outstanding patient care.” Barbara Hamilton, director of sustainability and energy at UC San Diego Health.

Learn more ⬇️

UC San Diego Health has launched a new program as part of its sustainability efforts that diverts unused food from the landfill and instead helps those in need.

Sexual health goes hand-in-hand with physical and mental health. If you are sexually active, be sure to get regular sexu...
04/19/2024

Sexual health goes hand-in-hand with physical and mental health. If you are sexually active, be sure to get regular sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings. STD screenings are available at our Express Care clinics. ⬇️

Get same-day Express Care treatment for minor health problems — like a sore throat, ear infection and cough — at UC San Diego Health. Walk in, see available appointments to save your spot online, or schedule a video visit.

In a heroic move from a complete stranger, Linda Ketter got her life. After seven years on the kidney transplant list, L...
04/18/2024

In a heroic move from a complete stranger, Linda Ketter got her life.

After seven years on the kidney transplant list, Linda Ketter's husband Jay hung a banner from a freeway overpass that read "Wife needs kidney, blood type O." Theron Hayes saw the sign and decided he would donate his kidney to Linda.

After the successful transplant surgery at UC San Diego Health, Hayes is going the extra mile, literally and figuratively.

At the end of April, which is also Donate Life Month, he is setting off to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, more than 2500 miles stretching from the Mexican border to the Canadian border to raise awareness for kidney donation.

“I’m already an avid hiker," said Hayes. "And I thought, what better way to demonstrate that you’re not encumbered by donating a kidney than doing something like the Pacific Crest Trail?"

More than 90,000 people are waiting on the national kidney transplant list. Jennifer Berumen, MD, director of the living donor kidney transplant program at UC San Diego Health believes Hayes' actions can help take away some of the worry around donating an organ.

“The kidneys tend to last longer, and patients get transplanted sooner than they would waiting on dialysis," said Dr. Berumen. "We also know that you’re getting a really good kidney because we’ve worked the donor up. We know everything about their medical history and their kidney function is good.”

Learn more about transplant programs at UC San Diego Health: health.ucsd.edu/care/transplant-programs/

Watch the full inspirational story ⬇️ 📺

Theron Hayes is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

A new UC San Diego School of Medicine study shows that generative AI drafts compassionate patient responses to help prov...
04/16/2024

A new UC San Diego School of Medicine study shows that generative AI drafts compassionate patient responses to help providers answer influx of messages.

“We are very interested in using AI to help solve health system challenges, including the increase in patient messages that are contributing to physician burnout,” said study senior author Christopher Longhurst, MD, executive director of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for Health Innovation, chief medical officer and chief digital officer at UC San Diego Health. “The evidence that the messages are longer suggests that that they are higher quality, and the data is clear that physicians appreciated the help, which lowered cognitive burden.”

UC San Diego School of Medicine study shows that AI enhances physician-patient communication.

04/15/2024

Transplant surgeon Kristin L. Mekeel, MD, explains why patients needing an organ transplant should seek care at UC San Diego Health. Our world-class team is renowned for our expertise in performing heart, kidney, liver, lung and complex multi-organ transplants.

More about transplant programs at UC San Diego Health: health.ucsd.edu/care/transplant-programs/

We are now hosting an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patient and Family Council (PFAC) in addition to the systemwide, ca...
04/14/2024

We are now hosting an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patient and Family Council (PFAC) in addition to the systemwide, cancer and women and infants councils.

These groups are made up of patients, providers and staff who are committed to ensuring that your opinions and perspectives are heard. Partnering with patients and families will enhance our processes, procedures and delivery of care.

PFAC members at UC San Diego Health are a valued part of our care team. To get involved, please visit ⬇️

Learn about the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patient and Family Advisory Council (PAFAC), a group of patients, providers and staff committed to ensuring that patient and family perspectives are heard.

Life can get hectic, but with Express Care staying healthy is easy! Skip the long waits and get the care you need on you...
04/13/2024

Life can get hectic, but with Express Care staying healthy is easy!

Skip the long waits and get the care you need on your schedule. UC San Diego Health has 6 conveniently located Express Care clinics across San Diego that are open 7 days a week for minor health care needs. Save your spot online: health.ucsd.edu/care/walk-in-same-day/express-care/

Testicular cancer is the leading cancer in young men. It is highly treatable, especially when caught early. Regular self...
04/12/2024

Testicular cancer is the leading cancer in young men. It is highly treatable, especially when caught early. Regular self-exams and awareness are key.

Learn the signs and symptoms: https://go.ucsd.edu/3VVqXss

UC San Diego Health is repeatedly ranked among the nation's best in both cancer care and urology by U.S. News & World Report. We are also the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Diego County. For more information about testicular cancer care at UC San Diego Health, click below. ⏬

Find exceptional testicular cancer care at UC San Diego Health, the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Congratulations to UC San Diego School of Medicine on this achievement! As the region’s only academic medical center, ou...
04/12/2024

Congratulations to UC San Diego School of Medicine on this achievement! As the region’s only academic medical center, our teams collaborate with leading researchers and contribute to groundbreaking discoveries that lead to personalized patient care.

University of California San Diego solidified its status as a national leader in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, as reported by the 2023 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) rankings.

After living with a critical heart condition for 27 years, Chen decided to seek advanced heart treatment at UC San Diego...
04/11/2024

After living with a critical heart condition for 27 years, Chen decided to seek advanced heart treatment at UC San Diego Health. Her doctors' recommendations, along with many inspirational patient stories, assured Chen that she would get the life-changing treatment she needed at UC San Diego Health.

This is Chen's story. If you or your loved one has a complex condition that requires expert care, we hope to be the healing chapter of your story as well.

To learn more about becoming an international patient at UC San Diego Health, visit: health.ucsd.edu/care/international
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After living with a critical heart condition for 27 years, Chen decided to seek advanced heart treatment at UC San Diego Health.Her doctors' recommendations,...

A new experimental epliepsy treatment could be a breakthrough for stem-cell technology.Sharona Ben-Haim, MD, neurologist...
04/11/2024

A new experimental epliepsy treatment could be a breakthrough for stem-cell technology.

Sharona Ben-Haim, MD, neurologist at UC San Diego Health, recently performed a surgery where thousands of inhibitory cells were dropped into a patients hippocampus, with the goal that these would start forming connections and lessen the misfires that cause epileptic seizures.

“The concept that we can offer a definitive treatment for a patient without destroying underlying tissue would be potentially a huge paradigm shift in how we treat epilepsy,” said Dr. Ben-Haim.

UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system, is dedicated to delivering outstanding patient care through commitment to community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. Learn more about neurosurgical care: health.ucsd.edu/care/neurological/neurosurgery/

Neurona Therapeutics’ epilepsy treatment could be a breakthrough for stem-cell technology.

San Diego will have one of the best views of the eclipse in Calif. with over 50% coverage at totality. Make sure to prot...
04/08/2024

San Diego will have one of the best views of the eclipse in Calif. with over 50% coverage at totality. Make sure to protect your eyes with eclipse glasses. “Solar burn” is a real condition that eye doctors say they see in patients after an astronomical event.

Learn more about eye care at UC San Diego Health: health.ucsd.edu/care/eye-care/

Watch the animation that shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in San Diego today. ⬇️

Start time, end time, animation, and detailed viewing information for the upcoming eclipse in San Diego, California, USA

Head and neck cancer is the term given to cancers that start in cells found in the head and neck region. UC San Diego He...
04/05/2024

Head and neck cancer is the term given to cancers that start in cells found in the head and neck region. UC San Diego Health offers minimally invasive surgery, reconstruction and rehabilitation, proton therapy and other radiation therapy and immunotherapy for patients diagnosed with these cancers.

In addition to standard approaches, you may qualify for a clinical trial, which gives you early access to the most promising new therapies and advanced technologies. UC San Diego Health is a national leader in designing clinical trials, expanding your treatment options and giving you access to the latest head and neck therapies.

Learn more about Head and Neck Cancer Care at UC San Diego Health:

UC San Diego Health treats head and neck cancers with the most advanced treatments, including minimally invasive surgery, reconstruction and rehabilitation, innovative clinical trials, and targeted therapy, including immunotherapy.

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