UCSF family practice nurse Lisa Thompson is calling attention to the dangers of rustic stoves – which use biomass fuels such as wood, coal, animal dung and crop residue – and result in harmful pollutants adversely affecting people in developing countries.
June 17, 2011
A team of researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new web portal this month that summarizes findings for a range of prevention and treatment interventions designed to reduce the risk of death and disease in the developing world.
June 16, 2011
The public is invited to attend a community health fair on June 18, offering opportunities to interact with representatives from many of the great programs and services at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and featuring presentations about health, live music and neighborhood food.
June 16, 2011
For doctors confronting the AIDS epidemic, past ambitions always boiled down to two main goals: prevention, or finding ways to protect people not yet exposed to HIV, through vaccines, safe sex education or other means; and treatment, or discovering effective drugs and providing them to people with HIV/AIDS, helping them live longer.
June 15, 2011
In a bold demonstration of support for the many children with cancer they have treated over the years, several UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital doctors, as well as hospital staff and community members, had their heads shaved bald to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.
June 14, 2011
Elena Portacalone, a UCSF PhD candidate in Medical Sociology, has dedicated hours to interviewing elderly residents as part of her ethnographic fieldwork to learn more about the living conditions and quality of life this often neglected – but growing – segment of society.
June 10, 2011
The UCSF School of Dentistry recently established the Global Oral Health program, whose members hosted an inaugural symposium on May 23. Leaders of major health initiatives from around the world participated.
June 08, 2011
Doctors and other health care professionals packed into San Francisco General Hospital’s Carr Auditorium for the June 7 medical grand rounds, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first AIDS report to the US Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.
June 07, 2011
San Francisco General Hospital's internationally renowned Ward 86, one of the oldest and largest HIV/AIDS clinics in the United States, has from the start of the epidemic led efforts to understand HIV and develop treatments that make it possible for patients to manage the disease.
June 06, 2011
Thanks to life-saving treatment, in a few years most people in the United States living with the AIDS virus, HIV, will be more than 50 years old. But even among the successfully treated, HIV, is associated with chronic inflammation, and higher rates of chronic diseases of aging. Inflammation may be a driver of aging, some scientists believe, and HIV patients may be vulnerable to accelerated aging as a result.