Dr. Rashidi showing the app on his phone

There's an app for that

Hooman Rashidi studies blood disorders and directs the residency program for the UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. But he didn’t begin his career in medicine. His first love was bioinformatics and computer programming—a fascination which took him on a course that married the two disciplines and resulted in must-have learning tools for medical students and residents. READ MOREarrow

Rick Little with Diana von der Heyde

Stem cell recipient finally meets his match

When Diana von der Heyde’s former classmate needed a stem cell transplant, she joined a bone marrow registry, never thinking she would one day save the life of a man more than 5,500 miles away — or that they would meet in person five years later.


Judd Van Sickle with a person exercising in the background

Thinking about getting fit fast? Think again

High-intensity fitness programs are designed to burn fat and build muscle fast by stressing muscles more than other workouts. These workouts, however, have recently been in the news for their links to injuries, including rhabdomyolysis (or rhabdo), a serious condition that occurs when exercise goes beyond muscle stress to potentially permanent muscle damage. READ MOREarrow