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UC San Diego Health System August 2013
Focus on Health
  US San Diego Health System ranked #1 in San Diego  
  Focus on Women and Infants  
  Micolino family

Three Generations, Seven Babies at UC San Diego Health System: From midwifery services and Birth Center to pregnancies with multiples and Caesarean sections, three generations of the Micolino family have received nearly 32 years of health care and experienced seven births at UC San Diego Health System. Read more...

Dr. Kathryn MaCaulay

The Change: A Q&A About Menopause

Menopause simply means the end of menstruation. Of course, real life is much more complicated. Kathryn Macaulay, MD, NCMP, coordinator of UC San Diego Health System’s novel Menopause Health Program, explains how to get through this life-changing process. Read more...

2013 Little Grad Picnic

Babies Reunite with Superheroes Who Saved Their Lives

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it was UC San Diego Health System celebrating all of its superheroes, patients, doctors and nurses during this year’s annual Little Grad Picnic. Nearly 1,500 attendees came to celebrate the lives of all the children who “graduated” from our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which specializes in the treatment of newborns born prematurely or with health issues that require hospitalization. Read more...


Fun Fact

Dr. David Guss

Web Cameras Decrease Emergency Wait Times

A pilot study launched in UC San Diego Health System’s Hillcrest Emergency Department is the first of its kind in California using web cameras to bring on-call doctors who are outside of the hospital to the patient in need, addressing crowding issues and decreasing wait times. The study is led by David Guss, MD, of the department of Emergency Medicine. (Pictured) Read more...


An Ocean of Lotion

Everybody knows (or should) that sunscreen helps protect against skin cancer, but new research shows it may provide measurable anti-aging benefits, as well – provided you follow a simple rule. Read more...

  Upcoming Events

Prostate Cancer: Making Sense of Screening and Treatment
September 12, 2013
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Join us for a free seminar to learn about the latest PSA screening recommendations.

August 25, 2013
Newborn Immunizations

August 26, 2013
Meet the Maternity Team and Tour

September 12, 2013
Prostate Cancer: Making Sense of Screening and Treatment

September 12, 2013
Advance Directives Workshop

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Oeacg blueberry crisp

Summer Sweetness

This delicious and nutritious fruit crisp uses the best of summer fruits: sweet, succulent peaches and tart, tangy blueberries. Peaches are rich in potassium and beta-carotene; blueberries are high in antioxidants. Together, they pack a ton of nutrition into a satisfying dessert that’s perfect for a warm summer evening. Get this recipe...

Baby getting flu shot

Big Shots for Little People

Health experts recommend – and in some cases, require – young children to get a series of immunizations before beginning school. Vaccinations start at one month old and continue through the first six years of life. A glossary:

HBV – Hepatitis B vaccine
DTaP – Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis vaccine
Hib – Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
IPV – Inactivated poliovirus vaccine
RV – Rotavirus vaccine
PCV – Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
MMR – Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
HAV – Hepatitis A vaccine
Varicella – Chickenpox vaccine
Influenza – Annual flu shot

Take our Infant Immunization Quiz.

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