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Talk Therapy with ‘Self-Forgiveness’ Focus Eases PTSD in Vets Who Have Killed

Aug 17, 2017
Veterans who have killed in combat and suffer from nightmares, hyper-vigilance to perceived threats, and numbness to people and activities that once made them happy, may be helped by a six-to-eight week talk therapy program.

From Threat to Opportunity: Study Shows Cigarette Makers Shifted Stance on Nicotine Patches, Gum

Aug 17, 2017
A new study reports that tobacco companies have known for decades that, without counseling, NRT hardly ever works, and that consumers often use it to complement smoking.

A Laughing Matter: SF Comedian Looks to Tell the Stories of Dementia Patients, Caregivers

Aug 16, 2017
The Global Brain Health Institute has brought in its first class of Atlantic Fellows. The 32 fellows are taking a range of classes and pursuing projects with the goal of returning to their communities with knowledge and skills to implement changes impacting brain health.

California Demand for Primary Care Providers to Exceed Supply by 2030

Aug 15, 2017
California is expected to face a statewide shortfall of primary care providers in the next 15 years.

Approval of Medical Device Changes Often Based on Low-Quality Research

Aug 15, 2017
Clinical trials that test changes in the design or use of high-risk medical devices are often poorly designed, and can rely on inadequate or potentially biased data.

Hormone Shows Promise as Cognition Enhancer

Aug 8, 2017
Scientists at UC San Francisco have found that administering a fragment of the klotho protein to young, aging or impaired mice rapidly improves their cognitive and physical performance.

Gut Feeling for Probiotics Benefits May Be Overstated, UCSF Study Shows

Aug 7, 2017
A study headed by UCSF researchers fuels the probiotics debate by finding that there is no clear evidence that a supplement of the “friendly” bacteria strain of lactobacillus prevents eczema.

Tiny Cellular Antennae Key to Fat Formation in Muscle

Jul 13, 2017
Scientists at UCSF have shown that cellular antennae called cilia, found on fat-forming cells interspersed in muscle, play a key role in this muscle-to-fat transformation.

UCSF Health Affiliates with Golden Gate Urgent Care

Jul 13, 2017
UCSF Health has signed an affiliation with Golden Gate Urgent Care to collaborate in providing top-quality urgent care in the GGUC’s six Bay Area locations.

Google Searches Could Help Track Cancer Incidence, Mortality

Jul 7, 2017
Google search volume across the United States could help fill in the gaps on cancer incidence and mortality data, according to a new study by scientists at UCSF and the University of Pennsylvania.

Feinstein Urges Safeguarding Medicaid on Visit to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Jul 7, 2017
Sen. Dianne Feinstein toured UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, highlighting the importance of safeguarding Medicaid for the health of children and families across the nation.

Incidents of Smoking Increase Dramatically in Youth-Focused, PG-13 Films

Jul 6, 2017
Youth-rated films, which are designed and marketed as kid-friendly, continue to fill the movie screen with tobacco imagery.

Elevated Rate of Autism Symptoms Found in Children with Tourette Syndrome

Jun 22, 2017
Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UCSF.

Moving Mountains: A Surgeon’s Fight to Legalize HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

Jun 20, 2017
Through years of research and advocacy, Peter Stock, a transplant surgeon at UCSF, helped clear the way for California’s first organ transplants from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients.

Dazed and Confused: Marijuana Legalization Raises the Need for More Research

Jun 20, 2017
Researchers need access to multiple strains of marijuana in order to find out about its potential benefits or harms, but current legislation makes that extremely difficult. As states move ahead with recreational legalization, access is more critical than ever.

Born in the Summer of Love: The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Transformed Drug Addiction Treatment

Jun 7, 2017
In 1967, during the Summer of Love, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic was launched by volunteer physicians from UCSF. They provided non-judgmental health care to the hippies flocking to San Francisco, and would help revolutionize addiction treatment.

UCSF Studies Ambulance Diversion by Race, Health Care for Released Prisoners in Special Journal Issue

Jun 5, 2017
Black heart attack patients suffer higher mortality rates than white patients when ambulances are diverted because hospital emergency rooms are too busy to receive new patients.

Chronic Pain Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Study of Older Adults

Jun 5, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later.

New Treatments and Care for Cancer

Jun 2, 2017
Cancer specialists from UC San Francisco will present new findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s largest clinical cancer research meeting.

Soaring Medical Costs from Bicycle Accidents

Jun 2, 2017
Bicycle use has skyrocketed in popularity, but it’s also led to more accidents, with medical costs from non-fatal bike crashes climbing steadily by $789 million annually, according to a new study by UCSF.

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