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August 24, 2000
Older women with high estrogen levels are less likely to suffer cognitive decline, says a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
August 15, 2000
Sexuality is both an important and confusing part of adolescence. It is also a subject parents and others often do not want to talk about-sometimes going so far as to deny that teenagers have sexual lives.
August 14, 2000
University of California, San Francisco faculty at the Center for Health and Community (CHC) have received two grants to assist the UCSF School of Medicine in a radical redesign of the medical school curriculum. The CHC is taking the lead to add emphasis on culture and behavior to the curriculum, a change that UCSF faculty hope will enhance students’ educational experiences and better prepare them for the world of medicine, said Nancy Adler, PhD, director of the CHC and chair of the curriculum committee.
August 10, 2000
Young women who have an advance provision of emergency contraception are more likely to use it when they need it, but its availability does not appear to increase risky sexual behavior, according to a new study by University of California, San Francisco researchers.
August 10, 2000
Women who have undergone a hysterectomy have a substantially higher risk of developing urinary incontinence later in life compared to women who have not had a hysterectomy, according to a University of California, San Francisco study.
August 10, 2000
UCSF researchers have identified the protein that transports the chemical signal to the neurotransmitter glutamate's launch site in nerve cells, offering a possible new target for treating such diseases as Alzheimer's disease.
August 09, 2000
A new job education program in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley will reach a milestone this Friday, August 11, when its first class is graduated in a special ceremony. Called HealthTech/Gateway to Health Careers, the program is designed for unemployed and low-income adults of the Visitacion Valley neighborhood and focuses on training in health technology fields, career counseling, and job placement.
August 07, 2000
Two University of California, San Francisco breast cancer advocates will climb the legendary Mt. Fuji in mid-August as part of the national Breast Cancer Fund’ s campaign to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. Both women, Helen Louise (H.L) Ittner and Elisa (Bambi) Schwartz, have intensely personal reasons for wanting to make the trek up the revered, volcanic mountain in Japan that stretches more than 12,000 feet into the sky.
August 01, 2000
The UCSF Center for Health and Community (CHC) will officially be launched at an inaugural symposium on Thursday, September 14 with the help of the nation’s top doctor, Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD. The theme of the event is “Surgeon General’s Warning: Social Disparities Are Hazardous to Your Health.” “This symposium provides a forum to examine why marked health disparities persist in the United States,” said Nancy Adler, PhD, director of the Center for Health and Community.
August 01, 2000
UCSF Medical Center is offering a screening test for early detection of lung cancer, a disease that claims about 157,000 lives in the United States each year—more than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.