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UC San Diego Health System October 2013
Focus on Health
  142 US San Diego Health System physicians named Top Docs  
  Focus on Breast Cancer, Diabetes, Flu  
  Peggy Pico, KPBS

TV Newswoman Wins Battle Against Breast Cancer: As a San Diego news reporter, Peggy Pico faced a very public battle when she was the first person in her family to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Armed with a positive attitude and sense of humor, she won her battle with help from a medical team at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. During her treatment, Pico documented her experiences, giving advice to other cancer patients, explaining why bald is beautiful and sharing lessons learned. Read more...

Drs. Wallace and Blair

Straight talk About Preventing and Treating Breast Cancer

Drs. Anne Wallace and Sarah Blair are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. A conversation with them about preventive measures – mammograms and mastectomies – and treating one of the disease’s most aggressive forms: inflammatory breast cancer. Read more...

Bill Griffith

It’s a Guy Thing Too

Male breast cancer is rare, but it happens. Veteran newsman Bill Griffith talks about his breast cancer experience, plus a guide to risk factors, symptoms, treatments and prognoses. Read more...


Fun Fact


Checkup Diabetes: A look at the latest research and treatments at UC San Diego

Diabetes is a major health threat, both to individuals and to the public at large. Physicians and researchers at UC San Diego Health System and UC San Diego School of Medicine are pushing the boundaries, both in new ways to treat diabetes and in understanding how the disease works and progresses. Read more...

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Some Healthy Advice for the Rest of the Year – And Maybe the Rest of Your Life

Six new physicians at UC San Diego Health System offer their personal and professional observations on how to get or stay healthy in the coming months Read more...

  Upcoming Events

Walk or Ride Against Cancer
You can take to the streets against cancer with two public events in October: the 20th annual Bruce Gorder UC San Diego 5K Walk for Melanoma on Oct. 19 and Pedal the Cause San Diego on Oct. 26 and 27.

October 7, 2013
Liver transplant education class

October 9, 2013 Fighting cancer with food and activity

October 17, 2013
Prenatal yoga

October 17, 2013
Chemotherapy preparation class

October 20, 2013
Newborn immunizations

November 6, 2013
Maternity tour

November 16, 2013
Childbirth basics

November 25, 2013
Meet our midwives

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Oeacg blueberry crisp

Tailgating the Healthy Way

As the Chargers season is heating up, temperatures are cooling down. Try this healthy, hearty chili recipe at your next tailgating party. At a mere 219 calories per 1 ½ cup serving, this beefy, gluten-free chili will have your guests bolting for more. Get this recipe...

While the chili simmers, send us a photo showing your Chargers spirit for a chance to be part of our social media slideshow celebrating the best fans in pro football! E-mail your image to

flu virus

Squash the Flu Bug

Flu season is here, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. Check out immunization clinic schedules at UC San Diego Health System and other things you can do to prevent the flu bug, like proper hand washing. Read more...

What’s your favorite movie to watch when you’re feeling under the weather? Send your recommendation to and it may be promoted on our social media channels.

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