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September 25, 2001
A shortage of dentists in many communities may contribute to poor access to dental care for many California rural, low-income, and minority residents, according to a new study by UCSF researchers at the Center for the Health Professions.
September 19, 2001
When Governor Gray Davis signed Senate Bill 813 on September 12, he acknowledged what the parents of Northern California children who need expert medical treatment have known for many years: that UCSF Medical Center is home to top-notch child-focused care.
September 13, 2001
The first imaging suite to combine MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) with a cath lab officially opened today at UCSF Medical Center.
September 10, 2001
Failure to explore the potential of products which provide physical protection of the cervix--such as the diaphragm--for preventing the transmission of HIV is depriving women of a promising prevention mechanism that they can control themselves, according to HIV prevention experts.
September 06, 2001
Patients with sickle cell disease experience pain and organ failure when their abnormal red blood cells (erythrocytes) block flow through small vessels... blockage may be initiated by blood cells sticking to blood vessel walls.
August 31, 2001
For-profit nursing homes are much more likely than their non-profit counterparts to be cited for deficient quality, according to a UCSF/Harvard study.
August 30, 2001
Researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology have now discovered a new pathway by which the cell regulates the activity of NF-kB, setting the stage for new therapeutic approaches.
August 29, 2001
Potentially life threatening seizures can be safely treated by paramedics using injections of Valium or similar benzodiazepine drugs en route to the hospital, rather than waiting for hospital staff to administer the drugs.
August 28, 2001
UCSF researchers have identified the most useful dimensions for measuring and reporting nursing home quality.
August 24, 2001
Thoroughly training doctors to perform fine needle biopsies dramatically increases diagnostic accuracy, UCSF researchers have reported.