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 14, 2012
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 04, 2012
Half of adults over age 65 made at least one emergency department (ED) visit in the last month of life, in a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.
May 31, 2012
African-American and Latino children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to suffer from acute asthma symptoms in their teens than asthma sufferers whose mothers did not smoke, according to a new study led by a research team at UCSF.
May 17, 2012
Viral hepatitis chronically infects between 3.5 and 5.2 million people in the U.S. – 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.
May 11, 2012
After a lifetime of lower wages and time out of the labor market for caregiving, women typically receive less from Social Security than men, with millions of widows and women of color falling into poverty in old age.
May 01, 2012
In a study of patients 65 and older with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), younger patients were more likely to receive treatment than older patients, regardless of overall health and prognosis.
February 24, 2012
Graduate students in the UCSF schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy will offer a range of complimentary health screenings during the Bayview YMCA Health & Wellness Fair this weekend.
February 21, 2012
The ability to anticipate future events allows us to plan and exert control over our lives, but it may also contribute to stress-related increased risk for the diseases of aging, according to a study by UCSF researchers.
February 17, 2012
Dental students and clinical faculty members from the UCSF School of Dentistry Clinic will give free dental care and education during the annual "Give Kids A Smile" program this Saturday, Feb. 17.