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Study Shows Digital Divide Among Patients with Diabetes

February 08, 2011 People with limited education and in certain racial/ ethnic minority groups are less likely to use an internet- based patient portal to interact with their health care system, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, CA.

Having Oral Sex Increases Likelihood of Intercourse Among Teens

November 01, 2010 Half of teens who have oral sex during the ninth grade will have intercourse by the end of the 11th grade, and most sexually active teenagers will begin engaging in oral sex and sexual intercourse within the same six-month period, according to findings from a new survey conducted by researchers at UCSF and UC Merced.

Women's race and class impact contraception recommendations, UCSF study shows

October 08, 2010 A woman’s race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status impact whether health care providers recommend one of the most highly effective forms of contraception, a UCSF study confirms. The results also indicate that the interaction of both factors plays a role in clinicians’ decisions.

Patient-provider language barriers linked to worse diabetes control

October 06, 2010 Patients who cannot discuss their diabetes with a doctor in their own language may have poorer health outcomes, even when interpreter services are available, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.

Obesity rates decline for many adolescents but disparities worsen

August 16, 2010 Obesity rates have started to decline and level off for many adolescents, but continue to increase for certain racial and ethnic minorities, according to a new UCSF-led study.

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.

Even a small dietary reduction in salt could mean fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths

January 20, 2010 Reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year, according to a new study. Such benefits are on par with the benefits from reductions in smoking and could save the United States about $24 billion in healthcare costs, the researchers add.

UCSF study finds African-Americans bear disproportionate burden of smoking costs in California

January 12, 2010 African Americans comprise six percent of the California adult population, yet they account for over eight percent of the state’s smoking-attributable health care expenditures and 13 percent of smoking-attributable mortality costs, according to a new analysis by UCSF researchers.

UCSF study finds routine HIV screening in community health centers boosts HIV testing

December 14, 2009 UCSF researchers have that found routinely offering rapid HIV tests to patients in community health centers can significantly increase the number of patients screened for HIV.