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March 22, 2012
Radiation exposures to the people in Japan from meltdowns at three Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactors in the wake of last year’s devastating earthquake and 45-foot tsunami have been less than what people were exposed to in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster a quarter century ago, according to two experts who spoke at UCSF.
March 22, 2012
Friday, March 23, marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, which set in motion a series of reforms that will roll out over the course of four years and grant 32 million more Americans insurance coverage. Next week the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear three days of arguments related to the legal challenges to the health care reform law.
March 21, 2012
Public scrutiny and the threat of government regulation are leading to a decline in industry-sponsored funding of accredited continuing medical education (CME) for physicians, and this decline represents an opportunity to make CME more relevant, cost-effective and less open to bias, physicians say.
March 21, 2012
A new study raises hopes that physicians may be able to use MRI to predict the course of dementias and that researchers may use these predicted outcomes to determine whether a new treatment is working.
March 20, 2012
Evidence does not support the widely held belief that regions of the United States that spend more on health care and have higher rates of health care use deliver more unnecessary care to patients, or that low-cost areas deliver higher quality and more efficient care, according to a new study.
March 20, 2012
Nearly 93, Emma Kahn recently marked her 47th anniversary serving as a volunteer at UCSF Medical Center, where she has logged more than 7,600 hours helping patients.
March 19, 2012
Stuart H. Altman, PhD, professor of national health policy at Brandeis University, will talk about "Power, Politics and Universal Health Care," at a seminar at UCSF on March 22.
March 16, 2012
Art at UCSF Mission Bay is featured as the third episode on UCTV Prime, a new YouTube original channel from the University of California. The series, “Naked Art,” began with a tour of the public art collection at UC San Diego and continued with a piece about UCLA’s Murphy Sculpture Garden.
March 15, 2012
The UCSF departments of psychiatry and pediatrics and UCSF Global Health Sciences hosting a multidisciplinary symposium about Japan one year after the catastrophe, featuring first-hand details from many who responded to the disaster last year.
March 15, 2012
Scientists have gained insight into how second-hand tobacco smoke damages the earliest stages of human embryonic development.

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