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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.

UCSF Hosts Panel Discussion on Future of Nursing

January 31, 2011 UCSF is holding a panel discussion to provide an overview of a report issued late last year by the Institute of Medicine, which found that the role, responsibilities and education of nurses should significantly change in coming years.

Social Support is Key to Nursing Home Length of Stay Before Death

August 24, 2010 In a study of elderly Americans who moved to a nursing home for their final months or years of life, 80 percent died there within one year, according to an investigation by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

Physicians call for more flexible end-of-life planning

August 16, 2010 Specialists in geriatric medicine at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System call the traditional approach of advance care planning “fundamentally flawed,” and propose a new paradigm.

Landmark Textbook Aims to Improve Clinician, Consumer Understanding of Lesbian Health

February 04, 2010 A landmark textbook focusing on lesbian health, based on extensive research and the clinical experience of its 46 chapter authors, is now available.