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January 10, 2000
A growing percentage of California’s Medi-Cal patients are receiving medical care within a managed care system, and this policy change has raised concerns about whether “safety-net” health care providers can maintain their market share of these patients.
January 10, 2000
Contrary to popular belief, managed care health plans generally do not give their patients more preventive medical services than non-managed care plans, says a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.  However, the researchers said, certain types of managed care plans score better than others, and have a clear advantage over non-managed care.
January 05, 2000
Kathleen Dracup, RN, FNP, DNSc, FAAN, will be the new dean of the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing effective March 27, 2000, subject to approval from the UCSF Board of Regents, UCSF Chancellor J. Michael Bishop announced recently. Dracup has a long and distinguished career in the field of nursing.  Most recently the Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Acute Care Section within the School of Nursing at UCLA, she has played a leadership role in academics and professional circles for decades.
January 03, 2000
Anti-smoking programs, if effective, would immediately pay for themselves by reducing the number of low birth weight babies and cutting the incidence of heart disease, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. The evidence on low birth weight babies adds to a 1997 report by the researchers projecting significant short-term health care savings from reduced incidence of stroke and heart attacks if smoking is cut just one percent.
January 01, 2000
States should take full advantage of the nationwide state Children’s Health Insurance Program to improve the health of millions of low-income and at-risk adolescents, according to a new report released by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP); the National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Policy Information and Analysis Center for Middle Childhood and Adolescence (the Policy Center), also at UCSF.
December 28, 1999
San Francisco dentist Charles Bertolami, DDS, dean of the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, will donate a day's earnings to help support UCSF School of Dentistry educational programs.
December 28, 1999
Reno dentist J.S. McElhinney, III, DDS, graduate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, will donate a day's dental practice proceeds to help support UCSF School of Dentistry educational programs.
December 28, 1999
San Jose dentist Eugene Sakai, DDS, graduate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, will donate a day's proceeds from his dental practice to help support UCSF School of Dentistry educational programs.
December 23, 1999
A protein recently found to increase blood vessel growth now appears to protect vessels from leaking as well, a potential boon to treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases and for new therapies that grow healthy blood vessels in damaged hearts and limbs.
December 21, 1999
An experimental drug that fights the AIDS virus by attacking the enzymes that enable it to replicate has proved effective in a nationwide clinical study.

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