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Wandering Minds Associated With Aging Cells

November 16, 2012 A preliminary UCSF study suggests a possible link between mind wandering and aging, by looking at a biological measure of longevity.

Doctors Should Routinely Discuss Life Expectancy with Elderly Patients, Physicians Recommend

December 07, 2011 Doctors should routinely discuss overall prognosis with their elderly patients who have a life expectancy of less than 10 years, or have reached age 85, according to new recommendations by a team of physicians at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

To Prevent Post-Hospital Disability, Focus on Patient Function in the Hospital, Say Physicians

October 25, 2011 To prevent the onset of disability in their elderly patients, hospitals should focus on maintaining and restoring patients’ abilities to carry out activities of daily living while they are still inpatients, according to physicians from the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

Diabetes Public Health: UCSF Study Highlights Need for Better Guidelines

September 13, 2011 A survey of federally funded diabetes prevention and control programs in 57 U.S. states and territories has highlighted the need for better diabetes treatment guidelines that are specifically adapted to different populations. Such guidelines do not currently exist.

Seeing a Health Expert Leads to Higher Rate of Flu Shots

August 09, 2011 As flu season approaches, health care providers need to do more to improve rates of influenza immunizations in lower-income communities, according to new research that identifies the factors that most influence when people obtain flu shots.

U.S. Medicaid Drug Lists Cost More, Deliver Less

June 17, 2011 The U.S. Medicaid program is likely paying far more than necessary for medications and not offering patients the most effective ones available, by ignoring international evidence-based lists of safe and effective medications, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF.

Reforms Needed for Compassionate Release of Prison Inmates

June 02, 2011 The nation’s system of freeing some terminally ill prisoners on grounds of compassionate release is so riddled with medical flaws and procedural barriers that many potentially medically eligible inmates are dying behind bars, say UCSF researchers in a new study.

UCSF Heart Doctors Uncover Significant Bias in Taser(r) Safety Studies

May 06, 2011 The ongoing controversy surrounding the safety of using TASER® electrical stun guns took a new turn today when a team of cardiologists at the University of California, San Francisco announced findings suggesting that much of the current TASER®-related safety research may be biased due to ties to the devices’ manufacturer, TASER International, Inc.

UCSF Study on Multitasking Reveals Switching Glitch in Aging Brain

April 11, 2011 Scientists at UCSF have pinpointed a reason older adults have a harder time multitasking than younger adults: they have more difficulty switching between tasks at the level of brain networks.

Analysis Suggests Cancer Risk of Backscatter Airport Scanners is Low

March 28, 2011 Calculations by researchers at UCSF and the University of California, Berkeley estimate that the cancer risk associated with one type of airport security scanners is low based on the amount of radiation these devices emit, as long as they are operated and function correctly.

UCSF Study Predicts Cholera Epidemic in Haiti will Far Exceed U.S. Projections

March 15, 2011 The cholera epidemic in Haiti this year is projected to be far worse than United Nations’ projections -- perhaps 779,000 cases of cholera between March and November 2011, according to a new study.

Health Policy Experts To Analyze Legal Aspects Of Affordable Care Act

February 11, 2011 David Durenberger and Susan Bartlett Foote will outline a new look at the legal and political issues related to health care reform. Both are guest speakers at the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies seminar series on health reform.

Legal Restrictions Compromise Effectiveness of Advance Directives

January 24, 2011 Current legal restrictions significantly compromise the clinical effectiveness of advance directives, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

Blood Test Predicts Cognitive Decline, and "Cognitive Reserve" Protects Against That Decline, Study Shows

January 18, 2011 Low blood levels of beta-amyloid 42, a protein-like substance, were associated with the risk of significant cognitive decline within nine years in a group of elders, in a study led by Kristine Yaffe, MD, chief of geriatric psychiatry at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

New test can predict complications from kidney disease

December 16, 2010 Cystatin C, a blood marker of kidney function, proved significantly more accurate than the standard blood marker, creatinine, in predicting serious complications of kidney disease, in a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

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