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September 20, 2013
For adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets currently recommended, according to a study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
September 10, 2013
Paying doctors for how they perform specific medical procedures and examinations yields better health outcomes than the traditional “fee for service” model.
August 26, 2013
A new UCSF study shows that hospital readmissions rates for children are not necessarily meaningful measures of the quality of their care.
August 12, 2013
An international study on epilepsy has uncovered 25 new mutations on nine key genes that could pave the way to develop precise therapies for a devastating form of the disorder during childhood.
August 07, 2013
UCSF researchers have developed a two-minute assessment tool to help hospital staff predict a patient’s risk of delirium, a change in mental cognition characterized by severe confusion and disorientation that can prolong hospital stays.
July 31, 2013
Anemia, or low levels of red blood cells, may increase the risk of dementia, according to a new UCSF-led study that found people who were anemic had a nearly 41 percent higher risk of developing the condition than those who were not.
July 29, 2013
A group of scientists convened by the National Cancer Institute and chaired by a UCSF breast cancer expert is proposing a major update of the way the nation approaches diseases now classified as “cancer.”
July 25, 2013
Adenoviruses commonly infect humans, causing colds, flu-like symptoms and sometimes even death, but now UCSF researchers have discovered that a new species of adenovirus can spread from primate to primate, and potentially from monkey to human.
July 25, 2013
UCSF will offer free dental screenings and health education in the Mission District this weekend as part of San Francisco's "Sunday Streets."
July 24, 2013
UCSF researchers are recommending six comprehensive measures to prevent the spread of hepatitis C for the estimated 31,000 young people who may be newly infected each year in the U.S. due to injection-drug use.

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