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UCSF Study Finds Simplified Systems Intervention Improves Blood Pressure Control in Safety-Net Settings

UCSF News Jul 12, 2018
Study shows that a simplified intervention building on the hypertension treatment algorithm used in KP’s PHASE program can significantly improve rates of blood pressure control in the city’s safety net clinics.

Hospital Quality Improves Over Time with EHRs, Study Finds

UCSF News Jul 10, 2018
An examination of how the adoption of EHRs affected the quality of hospital care between 2008 and 2013 found that mortality rates fell as hospitals learned how to work with the technology.

Staying Safe in the Sun – A Dermatologist Helps Separate Facts from Hype

UCSF News Jul 3, 2018
Sun exposure can boost your mood, but it can also significantly boost your risk of skin cancer. Sarah Arron dispels myths around UV rays and gives you her best advice on skin protection.

FDA Approves Landmark Marijuana-Derived Drug First Tested at UCSF

UCSF News Jun 29, 2018
For the first time, a drug derived from marijuana has bee

The Unbearable Sensation of Being: Living With Sensory Processing Disorder

UCSF News Jun 25, 2018
Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, causes some children to find everyday stimuli excruciating. Scientists are finally shedding light on what causes the disorder and what can be done about it.

Hundreds March with UCSF in 2018 San Francisco Pride Parade

UCSF News Jun 25, 2018
A rainbow-hued contingent from UCSF turned out for the 48th annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.

Patricia O’Sullivan Receives 2018 UCSF Lifetime Mentoring Award

UCSF News Jun 25, 2018
Patricia “Pat” O’Sullivan has been named the 2018 recipient of the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award.

Prop. 47 Lessened Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests

UCSF News Jun 21, 2018
UCSF researchers quantified the effects of Prop 47, which reclassified drug possession offenses from felonies or “wobblers”.

Deaths from Cardiac Arrest Are Misclassified, Overestimated

UCSF News Jun 18, 2018
Forty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half of the remainder are not arrhythmic – the only situation in which CPR and defibrillators are effective.

Opioid Crisis: This Doctor’s Street-Level Views Could Change the Course of the Epidemic

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
A staggering 64,000 people in the United States died in 2016 from drug overdoses – and a study led by UCSF’s Daniel Ciccarone is aiming to get at the heart of of the problem, including by interviewing opioid users.

2018: A Drug Odyssey – The Epic Journey to Better Medicines

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
The journey from discovering and developing effective, precise medications to using them correctly and safely in patients is hardly fast and easy. Nor is it a straight shot. Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy are challenging the status quo every step of the way.

Frequent Use of the ER Fell After the Affordable Care Act

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
The odds of being a frequent user of California’s emergency departments dropped in the two years following the implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act in January 2014.

Binging, Purging and Fasting More Common in Overweight, Obese Young Adults

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
Young adults who are overweight or obese are twice as likely as their leaner peers to binge and purge, use laxatives or diuretics, or force themselves to vomit as a means of controlling their weight.

The Crisis in Our City: Tackling San Francisco’s Dire Homelessness Problem

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
Matthew State, chair of UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry, is playing a key role in an ambitious effort to tackle San Francisco’s dire homelessness problem. He answers some tough questions about the challenge.

Baby Born in World’s First In Utero Stem Cell Transplant Trial

UCSF News May 25, 2018
UCSF researchers have safely transplanted a woman’s stem cells into her growing fetus, leading to the live birth of an infant with a normally fatal fetal condition.

Doctors Fail to Flag Concussion Patients for Critical Follow-Up

UCSF News May 25, 2018
Nationwide study found that more than half of the patients diagnosed with concussion, may fall off the radar shortly after diagnosis, placing in jeopardy treatments for long-term effects.

Risk of Preterm Birth Reliably Predicted by New Test

UCSF News May 24, 2018
Scientists at UCSF have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant.

San Francisco Mayor’s Proposal to Add $4.2M for HIV/AIDS Programs Supports ‘Getting to Zero’ Effort

UCSF News May 23, 2018
Mayor Mark Farrell announced $4.2 million in additional funds for HIV/AIDS programs in San Francisco.

Deep Space Radiation Treatment Reboots Brain’s Immune System

UCSF News May 21, 2018
UCSF neuroscientist identified the first potential treatment for the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic rays.

Women Sometimes Feel Regret After Electing to Freeze Their Eggs

UCSF News May 18, 2018
Most women feel empowered by elective procedures that enable them to bank eggs in case they can’t conceive naturally later in life, but one in six become regretful.