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July 15, 2010
UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the tenth consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the new 2010-2011 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
July 14, 2010
A commercial brain fitness program has been shown to improve memory in older adults, at least in the period soon after training. The findings are the first to show that practicing simple visual tasks can improve the accuracy of short-term, or “working” visual memory.
July 12, 2010
A new study shows that overweight and obese women who suffer from hot flashes can reduce the severity of their hot flashes if they lose weight through diet or exercise.
July 02, 2010
HIV-infected patients who lost subcutaneous fat as a result of taking first-generation antiretroviral drugs still had strikingly less body fat than non-infected controls five years after switching to newer medications, according to a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
June 22, 2010
UCSF Children’s Hospital has received a $100 million gift to help fund the construction of its new home at the UCSF Mission Bay campus near downtown San Francisco. The gift is a private donation from San Francisco residents Lynne and Marc Benioff, and is both the largest gift the donors have ever made and the largest gift ever granted specifically to the UCSF Children’s Hospital.
June 15, 2010
A UCSF study examining the oral health of rural Hispanic families found that untreated tooth decay in mothers almost doubled the odds of tooth decay in children.
June 11, 2010
It is well-known that vitamin D is essential for strong and healthy bones. However, in an article in the online “In Press” section of “Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism,” a San Francisco VA Medical Center physician reviews recent scientific literature suggesting that the vitamin may also play a role in preventing cancer, fighting infection, and controlling or preventing auto-immune disease.
June 07, 2010
A single dose of radiation administered during surgery is as effective for patients with early forms of breast cancer as standard radiation therapy that can take as long as six weeks, according to new research findings.
June 03, 2010
UCSF Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in eight specialties and is one of the top-ranked facilities in California, according to the new 2010-11 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
May 21, 2010
Special event with 400 San Francisco high school athletes to increase community awareness of the importance of cardiac screening in young people.

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