Two research teams at UC San Diego School of Medicine sought to understand sedentary lifestyles, with one study finding that even light physical activity, including just standing, can benefit health, and the other that Americans are sitting too much.
Analyzing anonymized patient medical records, UC San Diego researchers discovered that cholesterol-lowering statins reduced risk of severe COVID-19 infection, while lab experiments uncovered a cellular mechanism that helps explain why.
UC San Diego Health is the first hospital on the West Coast to perform heart transplant surgery from a donor after circulatory death using a new portable organ care system. The investigational procedure could significantly decrease transplant waiting list times and improve patient outcomes.
A lifelong athlete, Jillian Queri knew something was wrong one morning while surfing. She began struggling to breathe and almost drowned. In a hospital emergency department, Jillian learned she had multiple pulmonary embolisms, or blood clots, in her lungs and deep vein thrombosis in her arm.
In a new study from UC San Diego School of Medicine, thousands of fake social media posts tied to COVID-19 and financial scams are found on two popular platforms.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube and is commonly used to treat decompression sickness or wounds that resist healing. A new research study at UC San Diego Health called Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Injury Treatment assess whether the approach might also…
While many people are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic by sheltering at home with family, some must cope alone. Daily tasks like grocery shopping or managing prescriptions can be challenging, but for populations most at risk, such as seniors over the age of 85, these necessities may be impossibly daunting.
With website, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists will monitor health and well-being during and after pandemic.
Researchers at UC San Diego Health publish the first empirical findings that strongly associate sensory loss and COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.