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Police Officer Finds Blessings through Chaplain Services during Health Crisis

November 22, 2022

Darren Hamilton, age 42, is a police officer for the City of Coronado. He has been involved in a variety of experiences, some uplifting and rewarding, some intense and extremely difficult.

UC San Diego Launches New Human Milk Institute

October 25, 2022

Building upon a long history, the UC San Diego has launched a new Human Milk Institute to accelerate research into the biology and therapeutic potential of human milk to prevent or treat both infant and adult diseases. The new institute is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States.

What I’ve Learned as a Breast Cancer Survivor

October 20, 2022

During October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a breast cancer survivor and UC San Diego Health employee shares her personal experiences from the moment of diagnosis and receiving life-saving care, to the important lessons she has learned along the journey.

New Treatment for Urinary Tract Cancer Could Prevent Kidney Dialysis, Transplant

October 19, 2022

UC San Diego Health is now offering a new treatment for patients with low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer that could safely avoid removal of the entire kidney, which may prevent the need for dialysis or kidney transplant in the future.

Patient First in Region to Receive New Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

October 5, 2022

UC San Diego Health is the first hospital system in the region to offer a novel treatment option for patients with prostate cancer that has spread throughout the body and has not responded to other therapeutics.

Critical Questions

September 26, 2022

Researchers study human milk, pregnancy and COVID-19. This story appeared in the Fall 2022 issue of UC San Diego Magazine.

Father’s Life is Saved after Receiving Heart, Kidney and Liver Transplant

September 8, 2022

After a rare disease caused organ failure, UC San Diego Heath transplant teams performed a heart, liver and kidney transplant on a patient. The surgery is a first for UC San Diego Health and a first in the nation to use three organs from a donor after circulatory death.

Researchers Continue Study of COVID-19 Vaccinations, Pregnancy and Postpartum

June 23, 2022

A $10 million grant over four years will support further examination of a national study looking at COVID-19 vaccination safety during pregnancy and immune response pre-and post-delivery for both mom and baby.

New Clinic Provides Comprehensive Care for Digestive Diseases in Westfield UTC

April 18, 2022

UC San Diego Health announces the opening of a new, multi-disciplinary clinic for patients with gastrointestinal and digestive diseases. The state-of-the-art clinic is the first of its kind in San Diego County to offer the most advanced care by a wide range of specialists under one roof.

Wisdom Engendered: Study Finds Men and Women Have Different Strengths

February 2, 2022

Researchers looked at gender differences relative to wisdom, using two different validated scales and found that, in general, women scored higher on compassion-related items and on self-reflection while men scored higher on cognitive-related items and on emotional regulation.
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