Sensory processing disorders are more prevalent in children than autism. In a groundbreaking new study, UCSF researchers have for the first time shown a biological basis for the disease in the brain structure.
June 11, 2013
Third-year resident Rhea Boyd, MD, and chief resident Jessica Schumer, MD, created a blog for the Department of Pediatrics to better understand the role social media can play in an academic medical center.
June 11, 2013
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital ranks among the nation's best children's hospitals in nine specialties, according to the 2013-2014 Best Children's Hospitals survey by the U.S. News Media Group.
June 05, 2013
After waiting more than a year for a kidney and liver transplant, 2-year-old Matthew Ouimet now has his two new organs after surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
May 30, 2013
While there's been a steep decline in kids’ consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in California, African-American and Latino children may be replacing soda with 100 percent fruit juice while their white peers are not, according to a new UCSF study.
May 24, 2013
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital opened a new pediatric emergency department on the Parnasssus campus in April to help fill the need for child-focused emergency services in San Francisco.
May 13, 2013
Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that giving small amounts of formula in the first few days of life to infants experiencing high levels of early weight loss actually can increase the length of time their mothers end up breastfeeding.
May 03, 2013
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital recently held its annual teen prom, as part of its programs to ensure that each child's developmental and emotional needs are met during their hospital stays.
April 19, 2013
Adolescence is a unique period of change when many mental health disorders are known to first emerge, yet nearly half of adolescents are lacking coordinated and continuous health care that could identify symptoms early, according to a new UCSF study.
April 15, 2013
For the first time, researchers have linked autism in a mouse model of the disease with abnormalities in specific regions of the animals’ chromosomes.