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May 17, 2004
Results of a preliminary study suggest that a treatment called LEA29Y works as well as the standard therapy, cyclosporine, to prevent acute kidney transplant rejection, with less potential for long-term harm to the organ and the patient, and better functioning of the transplanted kidney.
May 14, 2004
UCSF Medical Center has opened the new UCSF Spine Center, which brings together specialists with expertise in treating adult and pediatric spinal disorders.
May 13, 2004
A new imaging center for breast cancer detection will celebrate its dedication and grand opening today, May 13, at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center.
May 12, 2004
As the warmer months arrive, oil-filled lamps and torches begin to light up patios and backyards, and people use lighter fluids for charcoal barbecues. Consumers often fail to ensure that oil and lighter fluid containers are properly sealed and out of children's reach.
May 12, 2004
About breast cancer and underserved San Francisco women: * Women in the Bay Area at large are twice as likely as those diagnosed at SFGHMC to have their cancer caught early. * Fewer than 15 percent of new breast cancer cases at SFGHMC are diagnosed as a result of breast screening. * Breast cancer—the most common cancer among Bay Area and US women—killed 833 women in the Bay Area in 2000 and was diagnosed in 4500 more. The new Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center at SF General Hospital Medical Center will:
May 12, 2004
Hospitalists -- the physicians who focus specifically on managing the care of hospitalized patients -- have a positive impact on end-of-life care, according to clinician researchers at UCSF Medical Center.
May 11, 2004
The human heart confounds logic by starting to beat before it is fully formed -- a developmental oddity shared by all vertebrate hearts
May 11, 2004
Public health experts will tackle the complexities of breast cancer and the medically underserved in a day-long symposium May 14 at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio of San Francisco.
May 07, 2004
## Lectures and Learning ## Thursday, June 10 INTEGRATIVE PSYCHIATRY: HOLISTIC HEALING FOR THE MIND: A noontime lecture presented by Sudha Prathikanti, MD. Noon. Bring a lunch. Free. The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF, 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353-7700. www.ucsf.edu/ocim.
May 06, 2004
A new imaging center for breast cancer detection will celebrate its dedication and grand opening on May 13 at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center.

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