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News Archive - Michelle Brubaker

  • Study Finds Human Milk Components in Amniotic Fluid

    Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are complex carbohydrates that are highly abundant and unique to human milk. Accumulating evidence indicates that exposure to HMOs in the postnatal period has both immediate and long-term benefits to infant health and development. Researchers at University of California…

  • MyUCSDHealth App Available for Download on Apple and Android Mobile Devices

    Access to world class care is now easier, faster and at the fingertips of UC San Diego Health patients and loved ones. With the new MyUCSDHealth mobile application, patients have the ability to manage their health information and communicate with their physicians while family members and friends can…

  • Marijuana Found in Breast Milk up to Six Days after Use

    To better understand how much marijuana or constituent compounds actually get into breast milk and how long it remains, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine conducted a study, publishing online in Pediatrics.

  • Parental Life Span Predicts Daughters Living to 90 without Chronic Disease or Disability

    Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that women whose mothers lived to at least age 90 were more likely to also live to 90, free of serious diseases and disabilities.

  • Hot Cars Can Hit Life-Threatening Levels in Approximately One Hour

    Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Arizona State University found that if a car is parked in the sun on a summer day, the interior temperature can reach 116 degrees F. and the dashboard may exceed 165 degrees F. in approximately one hour — the time it can take…

  • Skin-to-Skin to Breastfeeding: Jacobs Medical Center Receives Baby Friendly Designation

    From holding your baby for the first time to bonding through breastfeeding, UC San Diego Health is committed to providing the highest quality of care and support for the best start to parenthood and life. Recently, Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla was recognized with the prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation…

  • Give and Make

    On January 8, 1968, the Evening Tribune reported that, “the field of human organ transplantation will arrive in San Diego with the opening of a transplant unit at County University Hospital.” Within a month, the community hospital, operated by UC San Diego, performed the region’s first kidney transplant…

  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make me a Match

    Each year, at precisely the same moment — 12 p.m. on the East coast, 9 a.m. on the West — thousands of graduating medical school students across the country simultaneously tear open an envelope. The single sheet of paper inside informs each graduate where he or she will do their residencies. This…

  • New Test Can Diagnose Heart Attack within an Hour

    UC San Diego Health is the first hospital in California to use the fifth generation troponin test to diagnose heart attack. Approved in the United States in 2017, the more sensitive test can detect heart attack within an hour, as opposed to three to six hours.