New research from UC San Francisco shows that an “expressive therapy” group intervention conducted by The Medea Project helps women living with HIV disclose their health status and improves their social support, self-efficacy and the safety and quality of their relationships.
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 25, 2014
In the first national survey of U.S. obstetricians’ attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce their exposures, but only a small minority use their limited time with patients to discuss how they might avoid exposure to toxics.
May 07, 2014
Screening for cervical cancer has become more complex in the last few years, leaving physicians and patients in a quandary: do they test with the traditional Pap smear or do they add a test for human papilloma virus? UCSF ob/gyn Karen Smith-McCune, MD, PhD, weighs in.
April 01, 2014
Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools.
January 29, 2014
UCSF Medical Center will name its new women’s hospital at Mission Bay in honor of Betty Irene Moore, a patient safety pioneer and advocate.
January 28, 2014
The funding will allow the UCSF team to continue to pursue development of the Smart Diaphragm, a wireless monitoring and warning system for early signs of preterm birth.
September 25, 2013
Claire Brindis, director of the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, discusses the changes to health coverage under the Affordable Care Act for women and young adults.
August 06, 2013
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital has one of the highest rates of "exclusive breastfeeding" – new mothers feeding only breast milk and no formula – in California, according to a new state report.
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.