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Brief exercise reduces impact of stress on cell aging, UCSF study shows

May 26, 2010 Exercise can buffer the effects of stress-induced cell aging, according to new research from UCSF that revealed actual benefits of physical activity at the cellular level.

Limited health literacy increases safety risks for patients with diabetes

May 19, 2010 People with diabetes who have limited health literacy are at higher risk for hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, CA.

Paleolithic Diet May Help Control Diabetes

May 03, 2010 To fight the “diseases of civilization,” a Paleolithic diet filled with fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, fish and lean meat shows early promise -- but imagine no grains, beans or dairy products.

Stem Cell Researchers Get Advice on Clinical Trials from UCSF Chancellor

April 15, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann recently urged stem cell researchers to focus on the primary goal – making new treatments broadly available to benefit patients.

UCSF Offers Diabetes Education Program to Bay Area Businesses

April 08, 2010 As a public service to the local business community, the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center has launched a program offering free, one-hour diabetes group instruction to employees.

Sugary Drinks Are a Big Contributor to New Diabetes Cases, Researchers Say

March 29, 2010 Talk of taxing sugary drinks may spread in light of a new study that connects soft drink consumption with diabetes.

New study examines progress in meeting international health goals

March 03, 2010 A new study co-authored by a UCSF resident physician and published this week examines why low-income countries are making poor progress in meeting international health goals. Study researcher Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, of the Department of Medicine at UCSF and Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, said findings highlight the importance of looking at the entire health experience of a family, rather than just one or a few diseases.

UCSF Experts Help Shape 10-Year Plan to Prepare for Demand in Dementia Care

March 01, 2010 A panel of experts appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom recently presented an action plan as the approaching “age wave may bring a potential crisis in Alzheimer’s and dementia care” to San Francisco.

UCSF researchers identify a molecular link between thymic tumors and autoimmunity

February 26, 2010 UCSF researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that explains why patients with tumors of the thymus, or thymoma, often develop autoimmune disorders.

Trial Will Test Benefits of Yoga and Stretching among People at Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

January 19, 2010 Researchers hope that gentle yoga and active stretching will prove enjoyable and sustainable for people with metabolic syndrome, while also improving their health.

UCSF/SFGH project for diabetes patients wins award for innovation, quality

December 17, 2009 A UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital project that used a novel communication tool to improve health outcomes among diabetes patients was honored recently with a quality leadership award from the California Health Care Safety Net Institute.

UCSF/SFGH Project for Diabetes Patients Wins Award for Innovation, Quality

December 17, 2009 The Center for Vulnerable Populations has won an award for an automated, multilingual phone tool that improves health outcomes among patients with type 2 diabetes.