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December 09, 2002
Young people suffering from depression are more likely to lose their jobs or experience a decline in their incomes than those who are not depressed, according to a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). “Our study shows that symptoms of depression are associated with subsequent unemployment and loss of family income among working young adults,” said Mary A. Whooley, MD, a physician in General Internal Medicine at the SFVAMC and assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF.
December 06, 2002
On January 8, 2003, Sunnyside High School will make applications available for the highly competitive Doctor’s Academy Program. The Doctor’s Academy Program is a four-year high school preparatory program geared for students interested in a career in the health services professions.
December 02, 2002
Former US Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders, MD, will present a talk on women’s reproductive rights on Tuesday, December 3 at 9 am at UCSF in HSW 300. Elders, now a distinguished professor of public health at the University of Arkansas, was sworn into office in September of 1993 as the first African American woman to be named Surgeon General. * EVENT: Joycelyn Elders, MD, in a public talk * TIME: 9 am - 10 am * DATE: December 3 * PLACE: UCSF Health Sciences West * 513 Parnassus Avenue,  Room 300
December 02, 2002
CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS ARE DROPPING OUT OF MANAGED CARE, ACCORDING TO UCSF RESEARCHERS
November 25, 2002
The Interfaith Council of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute will sponsor a concert of remembrance and hope at St. Francis Lutheran Church by J. Wingate Greathouse and friends.  The performance will be followed by reflections on the rapidly escalating global HIV/AIDS epidemic by Thomas J. Coates, PhD, UCSF professor of medicine and director of UCSF’s AIDS Research Institute. 
November 25, 2002
The City and County of San Francisco and UCSF have established a free mercury thermometer exchange program for the community.  The program has been instituted to reduce mercury thermometer use because of the dangers of mercury which is a bioaccumulative and toxic pollutant.  UCSF’s Millberry Union Bookstore will be the permanent location for the public to exchange mercury thermometers for free digital thermometers.  The MU Bookstore is open Monday-Friday from 8 am-6 pm and Saturday from 10 am-5 pm.
November 25, 2002
Another menopausal myth is challenged: Women with existing coronary disease do not realize improvement in their cognitive function as a result of taking the most common form of hormone replacement therapy, a UCSF study has found. Investigators followed more than 1000 women from ten US test sites for four years. Half took a placebo; the other half took hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Although other, smaller studies have shown an improvement, in the UCSF study the women who received HRT performed no better on standard tests of cognitive function than those who received placebo.
November 21, 2002
No cases of HIV transmission through unprotected receptive oral sex were found by researchers at UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in a new study.  The study looked at men who have sex with men and who exclusively practice oral sex as the receptive partner.
November 21, 2002
New Clinic at Children's Center at Langley Porter offers help for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
November 21, 2002
A $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to use towards the purchase of the latest in brain-imaging equipment has been received by the San Francisco VA Medical Center. The new high-field MRI/MR spectroscopy system will be the centerpiece of a new center for the imaging of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Gulf War syndrome and more, said Michael Weiner, MD, who will serve as the new center’s director.

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