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Physician Spotlight – R Loch Macdonald, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, General & Vascular Neurosurgery

posted on July 31, 2019

« The Connection, Summer 2019 University Neurosciences Institute » Why did you become a physician? When I was 9 or 10 somehow I knew I would be a brain surgeon. As a kid, my father was a psychology professor and he had all these books on the brain lying around…

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Offering New Testing and Education For Better Diabetes Management

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« The Connection, Summer 2019 University Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists » University Medicine Associates » Annette Simmons of Clovis had diabetes fatigue. She had pricked her fingers so many times to check her blood glucose that calluses had formed on her fingertips. “You’re just tired,” Simmons said. “You’re tired of…

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UCSF Fresno Toxicologists Provide Higher Level of Care

posted on July 30, 2019

« The Connection, Summer 2019 Nicklaus Bradehoff, MD, Patil Armenian, MD, and Michael Darracq, MD Emergency responders were told the three young men had snorted cocaine, but Nicklaus Brandehoff, MD, a UCSF Fresno toxicologist, had doubts. The patients’ repeated pinpoint pupils and depressed breathing despite treatment made him suspect a…

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Clinical Trials Offer Potential Treatments for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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« The Connection, Summer 2019 University Gastroenterology & Hepatology Associates » Four clinical trials at the UCSF Fresno Liver Program could help people who have scarring of the liver that did not result from alcohol abuse. Scarring of the liver can be caused by several things, including chronic alcoholism, Hepatitis…

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Expanding Care in the Valley for Gynecologic Cancers

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« The Connection, Summer 2019 University Gynecologic Oncology Specialists » While driving to the San Joaquin Valley this spring to assume the directorship of the UCSF Fresno gynecological oncology services, Trung “Tim” Nguyen, DO, MBA, thought about the patients in need of care. Dr. Nguyen was coming to UCSF Fresno…

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