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May 25, 2011
Two new studies led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have found some antibiotics may be overused for children with asthma and urinary tract infections.
May 23, 2011
Experts at UCSF and Caltech are pushing the boundaries of creative problem solving to address important clinical problems with the hope that the talent pool at both institutions, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, will advance health care innovation.
May 19, 2011
Individuals who are treated for cancer during childhood have a significantly higher risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) complications — from mild to severe — later in life, according to a study led by UCSF.
May 18, 2011
Targeting a protein that leukemia cells use to stay alive may be the key to fighting drug-resistant leukemia, a discovery that may make cancer drugs more powerful and help doctors formulate drug cocktails to cure more children of leukemia, a team led by UCSF researchers reports.
May 03, 2011
Sugar is a poison, and conventional thinking about the role of hormones in metabolism is wrong, according to UCSF pediatrician Robert Lustig. His work is gaining attention in the mainstream media. 
April 21, 2011
Donna Ferriero, who is internationally recognized as an expert in the care of newborns and children with neurological disabilities, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
March 24, 2011
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital ranks number four out of hospitals throughout California based on their rates of exclusive breastfeeding, when the infant only receives breast milk, according to a recent report.
March 23, 2011
Rachel Hale, 16, is planning for prom night, a right of passage that unlike for most of her peers, will take place inside a hospital cafeteria at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on April 15.
March 21, 2011
In a live-saving pilot program that may soon become routine in California, SCID, a deadly immune disorder, is being detected at birth, thanks to a screening method developed by UCSF pediatrician Jennifer Puck.
March 17, 2011
Teen patients at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital inspired the “100 Journals project,” a theatrical performance by students from San Francisco’s Galileo High School’s drama department.

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