Recent articles by Juliana Bunim

UCSF Study Finds Codeine Often Prescribed to Children, Despite Available Alternatives

April 21, 2014
Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Hosts Free Adult and Children's Dental Screening at Cesar Chavez Festival

April 10, 2014
UCSF will offer free adult and children’s dental screenings at the Cesar Chavez Festival.

Study Identifies Most Common, Costly Reasons for Mental Health Hospitalizations for Kids

March 13, 2014
Nearly one in 10 children are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition, according to a new analysis led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Is Stress Contagious? Study Shows Babies Can Catch It from Their Mothers

February 06, 2014
Babies not only pick up on their mother’s stress, but they also show corresponding physiological changes, according to a UCSF-led study.

Marijuana-Derived Epilepsy Drug in Clinical Trial for Children with Uncontrolled Seizures

February 03, 2014
A new study led by researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is the first to evaluate whether purified cannabinoid is effective in treating severe forms of childhood epilepsy.

New Medical Specialty Aimed at Harnessing Data to Improve Patient Care

December 20, 2013
UCSF has launched a new specialty in Clinical Informatics, addressing the growing need to harness the power of massive quantities of patient data in the era of precision medicine and health care reform.

UCSF First U.S. Medical School to Offer Credit For Wikipedia Articles

September 26, 2013
UCSF soon will be the first U.S. medical school at which medical students can earn academic credit for editing medical content on Wikipedia.

Higher Calorie Diets Shorten Hospital Stays for Teens with Anorexia

September 20, 2013
For adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets currently recommended, according to a study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Giants' Pablo Sandoval Swings By UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

August 27, 2013
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval hit it out of the park when he visited the patients at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital on Aug. 22.

Pediatric Readmission Rates Aren’t Indicator of Hospital Performance

August 26, 2013
A new UCSF study shows that hospital readmissions rates for children are not necessarily meaningful measures of the quality of their care.