Q&A: Medical Student’s Sugary Idea Could Become Law

By Leland Kim on February 26, 2014

A UC San Francisco medical student thought of an idea that is now a bill, and could one day become law in California. Tom Gaither, a first year student at the UCSF School of Medicine, suggests putting the following warning label on sugary beverage containers that have 75 or more calories per 12 ounces: “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.”

UCSF Group Hosts Presentation on Health Care Challenges for People with Disabilities

By Bruce Flynn on January 22, 2014

Mary Lou Breslin, a nationally recognized expert on disability advocacy, will be the featured speaker at a presentation about health disparities among patients with disabilities at 12 noon, on January 24, in Cole Hall. She will also talk about barriers to care, as well as highlight some models that are working well.