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Master's Student Chosen for Prestigious Policy Fellowship

December 22, 2009 UCSF School of Nursing master’s student Alfredo Mireles was selected for a prestigious, 11-month fellowship with the California state government.

Nurse Practitioners, Midwives Play Integral Roles in Primary Care

December 21, 2009 Health care reformers know there won’t be enough primary care physicians to meet the need. Nurse practitioners and midwives are ready, willing and able to fill the gap.

UCSF Nursing Dean Discusses Cardiac Care Study

December 18, 2009 Kathleen Dracup, dean of the UCSF School of Nursing, talks about her study which found a gap between patient knowledge and behavior when responding to cardiac symptoms.

UCSF/SFGH Project for Diabetes Patients Wins Award for Innovation, Quality

December 17, 2009 The Center for Vulnerable Populations has won an award for an automated, multilingual phone tool that improves health outcomes among patients with type 2 diabetes.

New Research on CT Radiation Exposures, Risks, Fuels Growing Concern

December 17, 2009 The use of computed tomography (CT) scans in medicine to diagnose disease, and in many cases save lives, has exploded in recent decades.

For the Most Painful Headaches, a Simple, Drug-Free Treatment Usually Works

December 16, 2009 Treatment of excruciatingly painful cluster headaches with pure oxygen often relieves pain within 15 minutes, according to a study led by a UCSF headache expert.

Study Explores Disease Concepts in Amazonian Tribal Culture

December 15, 2009 A UCSF researcher takes a novel approach to understanding how indigenous healers diagnose and treat disease, and finds many similarities to Western medical concepts.

Magazine Names UCSF's Maa One of Country's Leading Advocates for Health Care Reform

December 14, 2009 John Maa says doctors must play a larger role in the effort to improve U.S. health policy and practice.

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