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June 20, 2012
At the edge of a San Francisco neighborhood that has been riddled with drug addiction for decades, UCSF epidemiologist Kimberly Page, PhD, MPS, leads a research team that provides outreach, screening and prevention programs for drug users, those who are especially vulnerable to hepatitis C infection.
June 20, 2012
Liver cancer is expected to become more common in the United States in coming years. “It’s deadly and it’s preventable,” says UCSF physician and researcher Tung Nguyen, MD.
June 20, 2012
Viral hepatitis chronically infects between 3.5 and 5.2 million people in the U.S. and more than 30,000 in San Francisco, alone — but only about one in three people who are infected know it, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
June 18, 2012
Loneliness can be especially debilitating to older adults and may predict serious health problems and even death, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
June 15, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act this month. The following national experts at UCSF are available to discuss the potential impacts of health care reform:
June 15, 2012
Vitamin D and calcium to prevent bone fractures in healthy, postmenopausal women does not work, at least at low supplemental doses, according to the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
June 14, 2012
Soaring numbers of older, sicker prisoners are causing an unprecedented health care challenge for the nation’s criminal justice system, according to a new UCSF report.
June 08, 2012
Creating specialized hospital units for elderly people with acute medical illness could reduce national health care costs by as much $6 billion a year, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
June 06, 2012
Members of the community gathered Tuesday to celebrate the "topping out" of the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, which will house more than 284 beds, 14 operating rooms as well as an emergency room nearly three times larger than the current one.
June 06, 2012
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, has been appointed to a new state task force established by Governor Jerry Brown to develop a 10-year blueprint for improving the health of Californians.

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