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  • Program Gives UC San Diego Health New Resources to Combat Opioid Epidemic

    UC San Diego Health is among 31 health facilities selected from across the state to participate in the California Bridge Program, an accelerated, 18-month training program for health care providers to enhance access to around-the-clock treatment for patients with opioid use disorder.

  • New Congenital Heart Disease Program Treats Patients with Complex Cardiac Needs

    The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at UC San Diego Health is the only one in the region to provide a multi-disciplinary team with extensive knowledge in congenital heart disease and help patients transition from pediatric care to adult care.

  • 4,000th Lifesaving Heart and Lung Surgery at UC San Diego Health

    UC San Diego Health performed its 4,000th pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), a lifesaving surgery to clear the lung’s arteries of scar-like tissue that robs patients of their ability to breathe.

  • Study Shows Low-Sugar Diet Effective in Boys with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

    Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that a diet low in free sugars (those added to foods and beverages and occurring naturally in fruit juices) resulted in significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adolescent boys.

  • UC San Diego Health Opens California’s First Accredited Senior Emergency Care Unit

    UC San Diego Health opens a state-of-the-art unit to treat seniors requiring emergency health care. The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla is the first in California to treat qualifying patients over the age of 65 in a dedicated emergency care space.

  • 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.