Let’s get vaccinated, for our families and communities, says UC President Drake
All of us have a role to play in bringing the pandemic to an end. UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., explains why the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way we can protect ourselves and the people we love.
How do our bodies fight off dangerous chemicals?Cells are like night club bouncers, says UC San Diego's Amro Hamdoun: With every substance that a cell encounters, it has to decide which to eliminate and which to let in.
How much sugar are you really eating?In the near future, the Nutrition Facts label on the back of packaged foods will have a new look and more information. UC Davis' Kimber Stanhope explains how this will reveal the amount of sugar that is added to our foods.
Ebola 101An infectious-disease expert at UC Berkeley offers a primer on the deadly Ebola virus.
December 20, 2011Stress, overeating and excessive partying could lead to an unnecessary trip to the emergency room.
March 23, 2011
America's growing sweet tooth is super-sizing waistlines and the nation's health care price tag, warn University of California researchers.
People in the U.S. are eating 21 times more sweet stuff today than the pilgrims and pioneers did, according to data presented by scientists at a symposium on sugar and other sweeteners, sponsored by the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) at UCSF, the UC Office of the President, UC Berkeley and UC Davis.
January 31, 2011
Crystal Denmon was raised by a single parent in South Los Angeles, where gangs were common and graduating from high school was not.
November 4, 2021
The expansion of vaccination against COVID-19 to approximately 28 million children aged 5-11 years across the nation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a significant step forward in the fight against the pandemic.
October 26, 2021
University of California Health joins approximately 40 cross-sector health care organizations committing to collecting, stratifying, and reviewing data about race, ethnicity, language and sex across top metrics and sharing anonymized, aggregate-level information to inform best practices.
October 4, 2021
University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the below statement today (Oct. 4) on the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine awarded to professor David Julius, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco. Julius received the prize jointly with Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D., a UCLA alum and former UCSF postdoctoral fellow, for their research on pain receptors.
July 28, 2021
The hospitals of University of California Health (UCH) once again have been rated among the best in the state and the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals rankings.