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August 02, 2013
In an effort to improve health outcomes in San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee has announced the expansion and alignment of three successful community health collaboratives into one body, now known as the San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership.
May 30, 2013
UCSF has long led the way in demonstrating the positive effects of living a healthy lifestyle. Turns out, a healthy lifestyle can not only keep illness at bay, but it may even stop a disease like cancer dead in its tracks.
February 11, 2013
A new study finds that hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved over 10 years if Americans reduced their sodium consumption to the levels recommended in federal guidelines.
October 04, 2012
A new documentary, “Escape Fire,” examines a broken US health care system that’s “designed for quick fixes rather than prevention.” The film also highlights pioneering efforts to transform the system and bring effective, low-cost solutions to the public, including interviews with UCSF researchers Dean Ornish, Elizabeth Blackburn and Peter Carroll.
October 02, 2012
A patient in rural Uganda is diagnosed with tuberculosis but never begins treatment. In Vietnam, someone with infectious TB might never be diagnosed because the health center is too far away. Adithya Cattamanchi, MD, is working to address challenges in Uganda and Vietnam by applying techniques of implementation science.
July 06, 2012
California is preparing to enact provisions of the Affordable Care Act by expanding Medi-Cal coverage and setting up a health benefit exchange. UCSF experts comment.
June 29, 2012
As Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on the health care law is examined, experts are citing concerns about the Medicaid decision, which could end up insuring fewer Americans as states opt out of expansion.
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 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.

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