A 24-year-old Salinas man who mistakenly ate “Death Cap” mushrooms and was saved by a 4 am Christmas Day liver transplant at UCSF Medical Center went home to his family on Saturday, January 4. Family members gathered from afar to help him, his wife—and a new baby on the way—to enjoy a combined Christmas and New Year’s celebration kept waiting for his recovery.
January 07, 2003
January 06, 2003
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can reduce diabetes by 35 percent in women with coronary disease, according to a study of more than 2000 women. The authors do not recommend the use of hormones for disease prevention, but instead encourage further study of the effects of estrogen and progestin hormone therapy on metabolic complications.
December 19, 2002
Established in December of 1982 before a cause for AIDS was known, UCSF’s AIDS Specimen Bank has received over 184,000 deposits-characterizing the biologic history of HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay area-and has supplied over 200,000 specimen portions to researchers worldwide.
December 18, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco, (UCSF) School of Medicine recently announced that Joan Voris, MD, has accepted the position of associate dean for UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program effective December 1, 2002. Voris succeeds Deborah Stewart, MD. Earlier this fall Susan Wall, MD, was appointed senior associate dean for UCSF Fresno and Graduate Medical Education. Wall serves as the primary liaison between the Fresno Program and UCSF School of Medicine Dean’s Office.
December 18, 2002
Two new faculty members and an infusion of $21 million in federal funds at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center are contributing new energy to its pursuit of excellence in cancer treatment, research and education.
December 16, 2002
Exercise-induced cardiac ischemia, or reduced blood flow to the heart, is associated with high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)-a marker of inflammation-in people with coronary heart disease, according to a new study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). The finding adds to the evidence that inflammation is associated with cardiovascular disease.
December 13, 2002
Researchers have discovered that molecules in aging bones are unable to remain in step with one another during the complex molecular dance that results in healthy bones. The missteps by aging cells responsible for bone formation trigger cells that tear down bone. The result is the thinning of the bones characteristic of osteoporosis, according to preliminary research by Bernard Halloran, PhD, of the Laboratory for Human Aging and Bone Research at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
December 10, 2002
On December 11, 2002, the University of California, San Francisco, Fresno (UCSF Fresno) Latino Center for Medical Education and Research will host a lecture titled Latino Health in California-Challenges and Opportunities by David Hayes-Bautista, PhD, founder and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. His major research areas include Latino demographics, health policy, culture, identity and behavior, and culturally effective health care delivery.
December 10, 2002
Helping to rid households of a toxic but little known hazard, UCSF and the City of San Francisco have launched a program enabling residents to exchange mercury thermometers for safer digital versions at no cost. The program’s first permanent site opened recently at the UCSF Bookstore at 500 Parnassus Avenue.
December 09, 2002
Holidays can be fun, but they can be hazardous too, particularly for small children and pets. California Poison Control System experts offer a few tips to help keep young children and pets safe around holiday plants and decorations in the home. ## Holiday Plants - Potentially Poisonous Depending on Amount