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July 10, 2014
Violations of privacy are increasing as more adolescents and young adults gain coverage on their parents’ health insurance plans, according to a new health policy report from UC San Francisco.
July 09, 2014
University of California President Janet Napolitano announced July 9 that her choice for the 10th chancellor of UC San Francisco is Sam Hawgood, MBBS, the UCSF School of Medicine dean who emerged from a national search as the top candidate after leading the campus in an interim role.
July 08, 2014
A team led by UCSF scientists has identified eight drugs that may stimulate nervous system repair in multiple sclerosis (MS).
July 03, 2014
The American Heart Association has just selected Barbara Drew, RN, PhD, to be a 2014 Distinguished Scientist.
July 01, 2014
Use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly reduce hospital visits – both inpatient and emergency – and lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, according to research by UC San Francisco.
July 01, 2014
Imagine your tooth falling out at a class reunion, not being able to smile or even carry on a coherent conversation. That’s exactly what happened to a UC San Francisco School of Medicine alumnus two years ago during UCSF’s Alumni Weekend festivities.
June 30, 2014
Lisa Mogannam, a registered nurse in Neurology, was selected to lead a team of her clinical colleagues to ensure that the Mission Bay hospital is patient ready and that the clinicians treating them will have everything in place for the Feb. 1 opening.
June 30, 2014
The pelvic exam has been a standard part of a woman’s annual checkup for decades, yet it serves no clear purpose and may do more harm than good.
June 30, 2014
UC San Francisco researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population.
June 30, 2014
The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D – vital for healthy bones and immune function – is questioned by UC San Francisco researchers in a new study.

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