Screening for cervical cancer has become more complex in the last few years, leaving physicians and patients in a quandary: do they test with the traditional Pap smear or do they add a test for human papilloma virus? UCSF ob/gyn Karen Smith-McCune, MD, PhD, weighs in.
February 05, 2014
CVS Caremark, the nation’s largest pharmacy health care company, and UCSF's Steven Schroeder say selling tobacco products is “clearly antithetical” to the role of pharmacies.
August 02, 2013
In an effort to improve health outcomes in San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee has announced the expansion and alignment of three successful community health collaboratives into one body, now known as the San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership.
May 30, 2013
UCSF has long led the way in demonstrating the positive effects of living a healthy lifestyle. Turns out, a healthy lifestyle can not only keep illness at bay, but it may even stop a disease like cancer dead in its tracks.
March 05, 2013
A UCSF team has developed a tool that can help determine – and perhaps influence – senior citizens’ 10-year survivability rates by assessing their health risks.
February 11, 2013
A new study finds that hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved over 10 years if Americans reduced their sodium consumption to the levels recommended in federal guidelines.
October 04, 2012
A new documentary, “Escape Fire,” examines a broken US health care system that’s “designed for quick fixes rather than prevention.” The film also highlights pioneering efforts to transform the system and bring effective, low-cost solutions to the public, including interviews with UCSF researchers Dean Ornish, Elizabeth Blackburn and Peter Carroll.
October 02, 2012
A patient in rural Uganda is diagnosed with tuberculosis but never begins treatment. In Vietnam, someone with infectious TB might never be diagnosed because the health center is too far away. Adithya Cattamanchi, MD, is working to address challenges in Uganda and Vietnam by applying techniques of implementation science.
July 06, 2012
California is preparing to enact provisions of the Affordable Care Act by expanding Medi-Cal coverage and setting up a health benefit exchange. UCSF experts comment.
June 29, 2012
As Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on the health care law is examined, experts are citing concerns about the Medicaid decision, which could end up insuring fewer Americans as states opt out of expansion.