World’s Smallest Pacemaker | Focus on Health
The smallest pacemaker in the world is now being placed into some very small patients with help from Pediatric Electrophysiologist Daniel Cortez of UC Davis Health. Learn how an innovative procedure using a pacemaker the size of a vitamin capsule is helping an 11-year old girl with a rare mitochondrial disease live a better life.
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This year’s other worrisome fever
We’ve all heard about this year’s severe flu season, but there’s another “fever” to be aware of that – while not contagious from person to person – has still been a growing source of concern among California public health officials.
Caused by airborne fungal spores, valley fever can be a major irritation for those who contract it – and for some people can lead to serious health complications.
Because valley fever can mimic the flu, everyone should be aware of associated symptoms and prevention measures. To learn more from UC Davis, click here.