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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
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 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 09, 2002
Young people suffering from depression are more likely to lose their jobs or experience a decline in their incomes than those who are not depressed, according to a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). “Our study shows that symptoms of depression are associated with subsequent unemployment and loss of family income among working young adults,” said Mary A. Whooley, MD, a physician in General Internal Medicine at the SFVAMC and assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF.
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
December 06, 2002
On January 8, 2003, Sunnyside High School will make applications available for the highly competitive Doctor’s Academy Program. The Doctor’s Academy Program is a four-year high school preparatory program geared for students interested in a career in the health services professions.
December 02, 2002
December 02, 2002
Former US Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders, MD, will present a talk on women’s reproductive rights on Tuesday, December 3 at 9 am at UCSF in HSW 300. Elders, now a distinguished professor of public health at the University of Arkansas, was sworn into office in September of 1993 as the first African American woman to be named Surgeon General. * EVENT: Joycelyn Elders, MD, in a public talk * TIME: 9 am - 10 am * DATE: December 3 * PLACE: UCSF Health Sciences West * 513 Parnassus Avenue,  Room 300
November 25, 2002
The Interfaith Council of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute will sponsor a concert of remembrance and hope at St. Francis Lutheran Church by J. Wingate Greathouse and friends.  The performance will be followed by reflections on the rapidly escalating global HIV/AIDS epidemic by Thomas J. Coates, PhD, UCSF professor of medicine and director of UCSF’s AIDS Research Institute.