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June 13, 2011
Heart attack patients die at a higher rate when their nearest emergency room is so overtaxed that the ambulance transporting them is dispatched to another hospital, according to a new study led by scientists at UCSF.
June 10, 2011
UCSF, in partnership with the California State Assembly and San Francisco Board of Supervisors, will offer free children’s dental screenings in conjunction with the Bayview Opera House Sunday Streets Family Health and Wellness Fair.
June 10, 2011
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who visited a VA integrated care clinic were much more likely to undergo initial mental health and social work evaluations than veterans who visited a standard VA primary care clinic, according to a study led by a San Francisco VA Medical Center researcher.
June 07, 2011
A 10-month study of healthy honey bees by UCSF scientists has identified four new viruses that infect bees, while revealing that each of the viruses or bacteria previously linked to colony collapse is present in healthy hives as well.
June 06, 2011
Results of a multicenter Phase 2 clinical trial on a new brain cancer vaccine tailored to a patient’s own tumor show that the vaccine was safe and less toxic than conventional treatments and that it could extend survival for people with recurrent glioblastoma – a deadly type of brain cancer.
June 06, 2011
In a bold demonstration of support for children fighting cancer, several UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital doctors and staff will have their heads shaved bald at a special event to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.
June 02, 2011
The nation’s system of freeing some terminally ill prisoners on grounds of compassionate release is so riddled with medical flaws and procedural barriers that many potentially medically eligible inmates are dying behind bars, say UCSF researchers in a new study.
May 27, 2011
In the first major study exploring the connection between vitamin D and multiple sclerosis in African Americans, a team of scientists at UCSF has discovered that vitamin D levels in the blood are lower in African Americans who have the disease, compared to African Americans who do not.
May 24, 2011
A study of 1,455 U.S. men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer has found a link between brisk walking and lowered risk of prostate cancer progression, according to scientists at UCSF and the Harvard School of Public Health.
May 20, 2011
When an independent senior health program implemented new recommended diabetes blood sugar guidelines, episodes of severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) tripled among frail elderly patients, according to a study led by Sei J. Lee, MD, a geriatrician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

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