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February 22, 2011
Volunteering may contribute to good health among older Americans by reducing social isolation – but only among elders who do not already decrease their isolation by driving regularly, according to a San Francisco VA/UCSF study.
February 17, 2011
Asthma may have a surprising relationship with the composition of the species of bacteria that inhabit bronchial airways, a finding that could suggest new treatment or even potential cures for the common inflammatory disease, according to a new UCSF-led study.
February 15, 2011
Patients newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and their families, need guidance from physicians on planning for the patient’s progressive loss of ability to handle finances, say San Francisco VA-UCSF investigators.
February 15, 2011
Yoga and tai chi rooms and a meditative garden exist alongside exam rooms at the newly opened Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, which offers the best of modern medicine with established healing practices from around the world.
February 11, 2011
David Durenberger and Susan Bartlett Foote will outline a new look at the legal and political issues related to health care reform. Both are guest speakers at the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies seminar series on health reform.
February 08, 2011
People with limited education and in certain racial/ ethnic minority groups are less likely to use an internet- based patient portal to interact with their health care system, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, CA.
February 03, 2011
The UCSF School of Dentistry will offer free cleanings, exams, dental sealants and fluoride treatments as part of the nationwide “Give Kids a Smile Day.”
February 01, 2011
A new study led by Kristine Jaffe at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF, finds different results with estrogen therapy and dementia, depending on when a woman takes the hormone.
January 31, 2011
UCSF is holding a panel discussion to provide an overview of a report issued late last year by the Institute of Medicine, which found that the role, responsibilities and education of nurses should significantly change in coming years.
January 24, 2011
Current legal restrictions significantly compromise the clinical effectiveness of advance directives, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

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