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Head-Shaving Event Draws Crowds, Raises Funds for Cancer Research

June 15, 2011 In a bold demonstration of support for the many children with cancer they have treated over the years, several UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital doctors, as well as hospital staff and community members, had their heads shaved bald to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. 

UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings to Children in Bayview

June 13, 2011 Students, residents and faculty from the UCSF School of Dentistry performed dental screenings and applied fluoride varnishes to promote early detection for tooth decay in children in partnership between UCSF, the California State Assembly and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. 

Media Advisory: UCSF Doctors to Participate in Head-Shaving Cancer Fundraiser

June 06, 2011 In a bold demonstration of support for children fighting cancer, several UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital doctors and staff will have their heads shaved bald at a special event to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.

UCSF Child Oncologists to Participate in Head-Shaving Fundraiser

June 02, 2011 In a bold demonstration of support for the many children with cancer they have treated over the years, several UCSF doctors and other staff members will have their heads shaved bald in a special event on June 8 to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.

UCSF Studies Examine Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns for Children

May 25, 2011 Two new studies led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have found some antibiotics may be overused for children with asthma and urinary tract infections.

UCSF Joins Caltech in Creative Problem Solving to Advance Health Care

May 23, 2011 Experts at UCSF and Caltech are pushing the boundaries of creative problem solving to address important clinical problems with the hope that the talent pool at both institutions, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, will advance health care innovation.

Childhood Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Future GI Complications

May 19, 2011 Individuals who are treated for cancer during childhood have a significantly higher risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) complications — from mild to severe — later in life, according to a study led by UCSF.

UCSF Team Discovers Key to Fighting Drug-Resistant Leukemia

May 18, 2011 Targeting a protein that leukemia cells use to stay alive may be the key to fighting drug-resistant leukemia, a discovery that may make cancer drugs more powerful and help doctors formulate drug cocktails to cure more children of leukemia, a team led by UCSF researchers reports.

Sugar as a Potential Health Risk is Getting a Closer Look

May 03, 2011 Sugar is a poison, and conventional thinking about the role of hormones in metabolism is wrong, according to UCSF pediatrician Robert Lustig. His work is gaining attention in the mainstream media. 

Pediatric Neurologist Named Physician-in-Chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

April 21, 2011 Donna Ferriero, who is internationally recognized as an expert in the care of newborns and children with neurological disabilities, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Early Interventions Result in High Rates for Breastfeeding at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

March 24, 2011 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital ranks number four out of hospitals throughout California based on their rates of exclusive breastfeeding, when the infant only receives breast milk, according to a recent report.

Hospitalized Teens Prep for First Annual UCSF Prom

March 23, 2011 Rachel Hale, 16, is planning for prom night, a right of passage that unlike for most of her peers, will take place inside a hospital cafeteria at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on April 15.

Newborn Screening for Deadly Immune Disorder SCID Possible Due to UCSF Research

March 21, 2011 In a live-saving pilot program that may soon become routine in California, SCID, a deadly immune disorder, is being detected at birth, thanks to a screening method developed by UCSF pediatrician Jennifer Puck.

Journals Project Performance Shows Humanity of Hospitalized Teens

March 17, 2011 Teen patients at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital inspired the “100 Journals project,” a theatrical performance by students from San Francisco’s Galileo High School’s drama department.

Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida More Effective Than Operating After Birth

February 09, 2011 Babies who undergo fetal surgery — pioneered at UCSF 30 years ago — to repair spina bifida while still in the womb develop better than babies who have corrective surgery after birth, according to findings from a UCSF-led trial.

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