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July 15, 2013
A new UCSF research project is exploring whether singing in a community choir can provide tangible health advantages to older adults.
February 10, 2012
The Second Annual Florence Stroud Black History Month Conference Series presents a special symposium, "Joining Forces: Answering the Call to Serve Military Families.'' The event will focus on the myriad challenges facing members of the military and their families, including post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, and other psychological issues.
November 29, 2011
The nation’s largest for-profit nursing homes deliver significantly lower quality of care because they typically have fewer staff nurses than non-profit and government-owned nursing homes, according to a UCSF-led analysis.
August 09, 2011
As flu season approaches, health care providers need to do more to improve rates of influenza immunizations in lower-income communities, according to new research that identifies the factors that most influence when people obtain flu shots.
August 24, 2010
In a study of elderly Americans who moved to a nursing home for their final months or years of life, 80 percent died there within one year, according to an investigation by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
August 16, 2010
Specialists in geriatric medicine at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System call the traditional approach of advance care planning “fundamentally flawed,” and propose a new paradigm.