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August 09, 2011
As flu season approaches, health care providers need to do more to improve rates of influenza immunizations in lower-income communities, according to new research that identifies the factors that most influence when people obtain flu shots.
August 09, 2011
Elderly women who suffer from sleep apnea -- characterized by disrupted breathing and sleep and a reduction in the intake of oxygen -- are about twice as likely to develop dementia in the next five years as those without the condition, according to a multi-center study led by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.
August 08, 2011
A scientist at the Gladstone Institutes has discovered how gene regulation can make hearts beat out of sync, offering new hope for the millions who suffer from a potentially fatal heart condition.
August 08, 2011
San Francisco General Hospital trauma surgeon Rochelle Dicker, who has treated many pedestrians who ended up in the emergency room after being struck by vehicles, is working with city officials to help make the streets of San Francisco safer.
August 04, 2011
Mary Blegen, director of the Center for Patient Safety in the UCSF School of Nursing, describes the importance of interprofessional teamwork to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
August 03, 2011
A new and simple risk score may aid physicians in gauging the likelihood that a common drug will cause a hemorrhagic stroke or other major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation, potentially allowing wider but safer use of the effective drug.
August 03, 2011
Scientists have known for years that when vampire bats tear through an animal’s skin with their razor-sharp teeth, their noses guide them to the best spots – where a precise bite will strike a vein and spill forth nourishing blood. But nobody knew exactly how bats knew where to bite – until now.
August 02, 2011
UCSF's Molly Cooke has won an inaugural award recognizing the best articles in medical professionalism for her paper titled "Cost Consciousness in Patient Care - What is Medical Education's Responsibility," which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
August 01, 2011
A new collaboration has begun between the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula that will enhance patient care and access to clinical trials.
July 29, 2011
Seeking to improve care for people with brain tumors, neuro-oncologists at UCSF Medical Center are beginning to look beyond the patient to engage a patient’s family, friends and other caregivers.

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