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September 14, 2012
Mental health professionals, who often are tasked with evaluating and managing the risk of violence by their patients, may benefit from a simple tool to more accurately make a risk assessment, according to a recent study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco.
September 11, 2012
For two decades, asthma treatment for millions of people with a milder form of the disease has consisted of daily inhaled steroid medicine to reduce inflammation. Now, a new study has found that asthmatics who take the low-dose medication as a daily routine do no better than those who turn to their inhalers only when they have symptoms.
September 05, 2012
Neurosurgeon Mitch Berger will be among UCSF physicians and scientists appearing September 20 at Dreamforce 2012 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, leading separate sessions that address one theme: “Innovating to Improve Health Outcomes.”
September 04, 2012
Pharmaceutical companies now have a guide — the UCSF-FDA TransPortal — to pre-clinical studies they should conduct to identify potentially harmful interactions between existing and new drugs that depend on how the drugs move into and out of cells through protein portals known as transporters.
August 29, 2012
Despite nearly three decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate the disease entirely by 2014.
August 28, 2012
A multi-center study of intensive care units (ICU) led by UCSF faculty has received a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant of $2.1 million. The study of ICUs, including two at UCSF, aims to better understand the nature of team-based care and patient involvement in ICU settings.
August 28, 2012
Scott Reeves, PhD, director of UCSF’s Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education, takes the national spotlight in Washington, DC, this week as co-chair of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop that aims to improve health care.
August 24, 2012
More than 300 children and their families joined former Olympians, UCSF doctors, nurses, social workers and others at the 17th annual picnic to celebrate the work of the Organ Transplant Service at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
August 22, 2012
UCSF researchers found that poor HIV-infected individuals living in San Francisco are significantly more likely to visit emergency rooms and to have hospital stays if they lack access to food of sufficient quality and quantity for a healthy life.
August 16, 2012
It’s become common practice for the roughly 6 million Americans per year who go to emergency rooms with chest pain: Get a stress test or cardiac CT (computed tomography) scan before discharge.

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