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September 20, 2012
Secondhand smoke is accountable for 42,000 deaths annually to nonsmokers in the United States, including nearly 900 infants, according to a new UCSF study.
August 06, 2012
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have discovered that an FDA-approved anti-epileptic drug reverses memory loss and alleviates other Alzheimer’s-related impairments in an animal model of the disease.
June 18, 2012
Loneliness can be especially debilitating to older adults and may predict serious health problems and even death, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
June 15, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act this month. The following national experts at UCSF are available to discuss the potential impacts of health care reform:
June 14, 2012
Soaring numbers of older, sicker prisoners are causing an unprecedented health care challenge for the nation’s criminal justice system, according to a new UCSF report.
June 08, 2012
Creating specialized hospital units for elderly people with acute medical illness could reduce national health care costs by as much $6 billion a year, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
June 04, 2012
Half of adults over age 65 made at least one emergency department (ED) visit in the last month of life, in a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.
May 31, 2012
African-American and Latino children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to suffer from acute asthma symptoms in their teens than asthma sufferers whose mothers did not smoke, according to a new study led by a research team at UCSF.
May 17, 2012
Viral hepatitis chronically infects between 3.5 and 5.2 million people in the U.S. – more than 30,000 in San Francisco, alone – but only about one in three people who are infected know it, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
May 11, 2012
After a lifetime of lower wages and time out of the labor market for caregiving, women typically receive less from Social Security than men, with millions of widows and women of color falling into poverty in old age.

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