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UC San Diego Health Offers New Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain

August 27, 2020

UC San Diego Health is now offering a new minimally invasive approach to provide relief for patients suffering from chronic low back pain (CLBP). The new treatment is called “Intracept,” an outpatient procedure that targets nerves located in the vertebrae or bones of the spine.

Mobile Life Support Delivered to Area Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 26, 2020

UC San Diego Health has deployed a mobile ECMO life support system to help sustain critically-ill patients during the pandemic.

UC San Diego Health Offers Virtual Appointments to Patients with COVID-19

May 4, 2020

UC San Diego Health now offers a telemedicine clinic to help patients with COVID-19 recover at home.

UC San Diego Health Nationally Recognized with ‘A’ Grades for Safety

April 30, 2020

UC San Diego Health has been awarded double ‘A’ grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

National Study Confirms Nurses at Higher Risk of Suicide than General Population

February 3, 2020

In the first national study of its size, researchers at UC San Diego have found that nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. Results were published in the February edition of WORLDviews on Evidence Based-Nursing.

Guiding Lights: UC San Diego Launches Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery

December 5, 2019

UC San Diego launches new Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery. The center builds upon Roger Tsien’s legacy, delivering a new caliber of surgical precision to treat patients with tumors and disease of all types, identifying unhealthy tissues with a fluorescent glow.

ICU Survivors Commonly Experience Job Loss after Critical Illness, Study Confirms

November 12, 2019

National attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who have experienced the unintended side effects of prolonged ICU care such as memory loss and muscle weakness. Now, a research team led by UC San Diego have evaluated the employment impacts to ICU patients, with concerning findings.

UC San Diego Health Receives Straight A’s From Leapfrog

November 7, 2019

UC San Diego Health hospitals in Hillcrest and La Jolla have received grades of ‘A’ for excellence in safety and quality for the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report.

Novel Surgery May Prevent Lymphedema in Patients with Breast Cancer

November 5, 2019

Of the 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the US, 1 in 5 will be diagnosed with a painful swelling condition called lymphedema, which can occur as a consequence of lymph nodes being removed. UC San Diego Health now offers a novel surgical procedure to help prevent this debilitating condition.

Center for Future of Surgery Expands at UC San Diego School of Medicine

October 14, 2019

In Fall 2019, the Center for the Future of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine expanded to address the newest surgical trends, especially those benefiting the brain and the nervous system.
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