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UC San Diego Health System June 2013
Focus on Health
  Focus on Men's Health  
  Scott Therman, prostate cancer survivor, and family

Having Beaten Prostate Cancer, a Full and Lively Future: Scott Thurman’s life changed with a phone call and diagnosis of prostate cancer. Hear about his journey back to health at UC San Diego Health System, rated among the highest performing urology programs in the nation. Watch video... Also, read about a new predictive genetics test for prostate cancer risk that may reduce the need for repeated biopsies. Read more...

Dr. Simon Schenk

The Rise and Fall of Muscle

As we age, muscle strength and tone naturally decline. Simon Schenk, MD, an orthopedic specialist, explains why, and what can be done to prevent it. Read more...

Patient Paul Hellmann

Man Loses 160 lbs. Without Surgery

In just two years, Paul Hellmann lost 160 pounds (and his need for insulin to treat diabetes) after going through UC San Diego Health System’s Weight Management Program. Read more...


Fun Fact

Patients in Malawi, Africa
Telemedicine Transforms Face of Surgery Worldwide

Using telemedicine, Amanda Gosman, MD, and her team at UC San Diego Health System are building and sustaining programs that bring surgical care and follow-up to underserved areas around the world. The volunteer group’s latest outreach mission was in Malawi, Africa, where they performed cleft lip and palate surgeries on patients from two months to 24-years old. Read more...

Summer Grilling

Hot Safety Tips, from Grilling to Swimming

With summer upon us, many San Diegans are firing up the BBQ and dipping into swimming pools. UC San Diego Health System’s trauma, surgical critical care and burns division offers some key safety and injury prevention tips as the mercury rises. Read more...

  Patient Steve Isetts

Walking Tall: Procedure Reverses Paralysis

A mountain bike accident left Steve Isetts in a wheelchair with a spinal cord injury. After a reverse nerve paralysis procedure with Justin Brown, MD, and intense physical therapy, Isetts is walking again and determined to get back on his bike. Watch video...

  Upcoming Events

Luau and Longboard Invitational
August 18, 2013
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Luau and Longboard Invitational, which has raised more than $5 million to fund cancer research and patient care at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

June 13, 2013
Advance Directives Workshop

June 24, 2013
Meet the Maternity Team

July 16, 2013
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

August 1, 2013
Focus on Health Seminar - Menopause: Hormone Therapy

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Asian Coleslaw

Asian Coleslaw

Get this recipe and more cooking ideas to make this the healthiest summer ever.

Man applying sunscreen

Survey: Fun in the Sun

Summer has arrived and that means it’s time to hit the beach, pool or any of San Diego’s many sun-filled options. Most people instinctively reach for sunscreen, the higher the SPF the better, and the FDA recently updated its labeling requirements to make it easier for people to know which kind of sunscreen to buy. UC San Diego Health System wants to know how you stay sun-safe. Take our poll!

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