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January 21, 2014
Someone with access to firearms is three times more likely to commit suicide and nearly twice as likely to be the victim of a homicide as someone who does not have access, according to a UCSF analysis.
January 15, 2014
Women giving birth in California can face a huge cost difference in their hospital bills, according to a new UCSF study that highlights the need for more price transparency in health care.
March 19, 2013
A UCSF team has developed an ambitious online cardiovascular study using smartphones, with the goal of enrolling 1 million people from all over the world to improve heart health.
September 04, 2012
Pharmaceutical companies now have a guide — the UCSF-FDA TransPortal — to pre-clinical studies they should conduct to identify potentially harmful interactions between existing and new drugs that depend on how the drugs move into and out of cells through protein portals known as transporters.
June 28, 2012
Experts at UCSF say the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s health care law has the potential to significantly improve the nation's health and the education of future health professionals.
June 19, 2012
UCSF Medical Center today became the only institution in the United States to receive a perfect score on the national LGBT Healthcare Equality Index for five consecutive years.
June 14, 2012
Electronic health records (EHRs) are used widely by California physicians, but many of their systems are not designed to meet new federal standards aimed at improving the quality of health care, according to a report from UCSF researchers.
March 20, 2012
Evidence does not support the widely held belief that regions of the United States that spend more on health care and have higher rates of health care use deliver more unnecessary care to patients, or that low-cost areas deliver higher quality and more efficient care, according to a new study.
October 25, 2011
New studies of vitamin supplements, prostate cancer risk in men and mortality in women have yielded disappointing results. Some researchers remain optimistic about identifying dietary and lifestyle interventions that are beneficial to health.
October 19, 2011
A rekindled controversy over the use of PSA screening to help detect prostate cancer highlights the different perspectives physicians may take in framing issues, evaluating studies and deciding on best practices.

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