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January 07, 2005
An annual survey by Men's Fitness magazine ranks Seattle as the "fittest city" in the US. Honolulu, Colorado Springs, San Francisco and Denver rounded out the top five. The magazine each yar compares 50 cities by weighing factors, including fast food restaurants per capita, TV watching, air quality and parks. In Seattle, for example, sporting goods stores and gyms outnumber fast food joints. Houston was named the "fattest city" for the fourth time in five years, followed by Philadelphia, Detroit, Memphis and Chicago.
January 06, 2005
Only one in four people stick to a diet for a full year, finds a study of 160 overweight adults assigned to weight-loss programs. All four diets in the study - Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers and the Zone -- worked well for weight loss and heart disease reduction risk - but only in the people who could follow their diet closely for a year. Overall, successful dieters lost an average of 10 to 20 pounds after one year, and one in 10 dieters lost more than 25 pounds. The study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
January 06, 2005
Vicki McCulley tore up her knee 17 years ago while hotdogging on a swing. But after years of pain and walking like a crab, she is back in action, thanks to a procedure at UCSF.
January 05, 2005
A government study links air pollution to lower birth weight. Researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics studied more than 18,000 full-term infants born in California in 2000 and found among women with the least exposure to fine-particle pollution, 8.5% had a baby who was small for gestational age. That compares with 9.2% of women with the highest pollution exposure. The study appears in the journal Pediatrics.
January 05, 2005
Young women showed no reduction in their use of contraceptives, nor any other changes in their sexual behavior when provided with easier access to the "morning after pill," according to a UCSF study.
January 05, 2005
Cynthia Jensen, a charge nurse in the Intensive Care Nursery at UCSF Children's Hospital, was honored in late December as the winner of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
January 04, 2005
Young, urban women showed no reduction in their use of contraceptives, nor any other changes in their sexual behavior when provided with easier access to the so-called "morning after pill," also known as emergency contraception (EC), according to UCSF researchers.
January 04, 2005
A campaign, launched by a group on the Laurel Heights campus, aims to raise $10,000 in five days for tsunami and earthquake victims.
January 03, 2005
The Community Outreach Internship Program is recruiting departments for its ninth year of training community residents for jobs at UCSF.
January 03, 2005
Deborah Greenspan, interim chair of the Department of Orofacial Sciences at the UCSF School of Dentistry, has been elected vice president of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

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