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UCD leads the way with stem cell therapy on horses

Work with stem cell therapy at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital has allowed horses to overcome debilitating injuries — and may someday contribute to improved health outcomes among humans as well. Dr. Larry Galuppo, the hospital’s chief of equine surgery, leads a team that uses injected stem cells in place of traditional rehabilitative therapies. […]

UCD center takes multidisciplinary approach to poverty research

In recent years, UC Davis, with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has taken on a crucial role in the fight against domestic poverty. Since its inception in 2011, UCD’s Center for Poverty Research has sought to shed light on the struggle of the impoverished in the United States. The […]

Giants stay hot, win their way to Majors City Championship

Much has been written about the importance of a sport teams peaking at the right time. With a 10-2 win over the Brewers on Thursday evening, the Giants of the Davis Little League majors division continued to do just that, taking a National League title — and earning a spot in the City Championship. The […]

Dignity Health breaks ground on new Woodland facility

WOODLAND — Dignity Health Medical Foundation broke ground Monday on a new Woodland facility that will serve patients from that city as well as from Davis and other locales throughout Yolo County. The East Woodland Care Center will fill the empty lot at 2081 Bronze Star Drive in the Woodland Gateway Shopping Center and will offer […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Forum focuses on Wolk’s physician-assisted death bill

“It does not have to be this way,” state Sen. Lois Wolk told community members gathered at the Congregation Bet Haverim social hall in Davis on Sunday. The senator had just finished describing her mother’s painful and ultimately fatal struggle with cancer, which ended when Wolk was 17 years old. On Sunday afternoon, Wolk, D-Davis, […]

June 02, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD grad fights degenerative illness

On Saturday morning, a crowd of bicyclists gathered in the Veterans’ Memorial Center parking lot, helmets and water bottles in hand. They had come to participate in the sixth annual rideATAXIA NorCal, a cycling fundraiser with the purpose of supporting the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance.

Friedreich’s ataxia, or FA, is a degenerative neuro-muscular disorder that affects approximately one in every 50,000 people in the United States, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Innovative game designer continues to push the envelope

Jason Rohrer has made a career out of designing video games that offer a unique and thought-provoking experience to consumers. The independent game designer’s award-winning work has been featured in publications such as Forbes and Esquire and has caught the eyes of many in the gaming industry. Rohrer, a Davis resident, once served as a […]

May 29, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter rolls out electronic health records system

Hospitals around the country are placing increasing emphasis on technology that improves administrative efficiency and accuracy, as well as the overall patient experience. One example of this trend is the implementation of electronic health records, which allow for the storage of patient information in a single secure location that physicians at all connected hospitals can access. […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis man focusing on cannabidiol business

Recent studies suggest that a compound found in cannabis may have a number of important medical applications, particularly for epilepsy and cancer. And a Davis man has plans to make it more affordable to the public. Clint Crary has spent the past six months working to establish two companies — USCBD and Rhya Pharms — which are […]

January 25, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Little improvement seen in fight against tobacco use

The fight against tobacco use in California and the greater Sacramento region gained little ground in the last year, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association. The report, which is published annually and issues grades for all 482 cities and 58 counties in California, gave much of the state the same […]

January 23, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wolk to introduce physician-assisted suicide legislation

The story of Brittany Maynard brought the issue of physician-assisted dying into the spotlight in California last year. Maynard, a 29-year-old California native, moved to Oregon so she could qualify for that state’s Death With Dignity Act after she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Under the law, she was able to receive medication that would hasten […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Red Cross shutters Woodland office as cost-cutting move

2014 marked the end of an era for the American Red Cross in Yolo County. The humanitarian organization, which provides disaster relief, educational programs and other services, officially closed the doors of its Woodland chapter with the arrival of the new year. The move came alongside similar closures in Stockton, Sonora, Auburn and several other […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter pediatrics pilots barcodes on vaccines

A small technological change may pay dividends for patient safety and administrative efficiency in clinical settings, and a local medical practice will have played a role in the advancement. Since the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in 1986, medical professionals have been required to record key information about all vaccines administered to patients. […]

January 11, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

California sees first flu death

The California Department of Public Health confirmed the state’s first flu death of a person under the age of 65 on Friday. Dr. Ron Chapman, state health officer and director of the Department of Public Health, said the victim was an adult resident of Southern California. Chapman also noted that flu activity in California is on the rise, […]

January 11, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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