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July 08, 2011
When John Maa’s mother died, it was an unexpected loss for which he was unprepared. As a man, it was the most difficult day of his life.  But as a son, it was the most frustrating.John Maa, MD
July 07, 2011
An analysis of heart disease and stroke statistics collected in 192 countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that the relative burden of the two diseases varies widely from country to country and is closely linked to national income, according to researchers at UCSF.
July 07, 2011
Of all the various types of doctors who see patients admitted to hospital wards or emergency departments, neurologists are among those who admit the largest number of patients with the widest variety of conditions, spurring the growth of a new medical speciality known as “neurohospitalists” – neurologists who focus on treating patients exclusively in the hospital.
July 07, 2011
Andrew Auerbach, associate professor in the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine, was recently named the new editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Hospital Medicine, the leading publication in the field first reported in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article co-authored by UCSF’s Bob Wachter, professor and chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine.
July 06, 2011
UCSF Medical Center has reduced hospital readmissions for older heart failure patients by nearly a third, thanks to a program designed to identify ways for hospitals to improve patients' transitions to their homes.
July 05, 2011
Mammograms should not be done on a one-size fits all basis, but instead should be personalized based on a woman’s age, the density of her breasts, her family history of breast cancer and other factors including her own values, according to a new study.
July 05, 2011
A rigorous study of nearly 400 twins has shown that environmental factors have been underestimated, and genetics overestimated, for their roles in autism-spectrum disorders.
July 01, 2011
Former NFL players Harris Barton and Ronnie Lott recently presented a check for $2.5 million on behalf of Champion Charities to UCSF’s Brain Tumor Research Center to support its mission to eradicate brain disease.
July 01, 2011
Daphne Stannard’s story mirrors an important shift in nursing: the tightening connection between the ivory tower and the practice setting or, as the nurse researcher puts it, “diminishing the dichotomy between academia and service.”
June 30, 2011
UCSF Medical Center today became the only institution in the United States to receive a perfect score on the LGBT Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for five consecutive years.

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