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First Anniversary of Health Care Reform Highlights Increased Interest in Primary Care

March 23, 2011 One year ago today, (March 23) President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, setting in motion a series of reforms that over the course of four years will grant 32 million more Americans insurance coverage.

Experts Allay Fears About Radiation Exposure

March 17, 2011 The UCSF School of Pharmacy-administered California Poison Control System and state health officials are urging calm along the West Coast in response to Japan’s nuclear crisis and telling people not to take iodide medication.

UCSF Study Predicts Cholera Epidemic in Haiti will Far Exceed U.S. Projections

March 15, 2011 The cholera epidemic in Haiti this year is projected to be far worse than United Nations’ projections -- perhaps 779,000 cases of cholera between March and November 2011, according to a new study.

Spotlight: Madalene Mandap

February 16, 2011 UCSF School of Pharmacy student Madalene Mandap, who co-chairs the LGBT Student Association, recently won the grand prize in a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s video competition for best video combating the flu.

Health Policy Experts To Analyze Legal Aspects Of Affordable Care Act

February 11, 2011 David Durenberger and Susan Bartlett Foote will outline a new look at the legal and political issues related to health care reform. Both are guest speakers at the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies seminar series on health reform.

UCSF Conference to Honor African-American Nurse

February 08, 2011 The UCSF community is invited to attend a conference to honor the late pioneering nurse Florence Stroud during Black History Month on February 11.

Aging, Chronic Disease and Telomeres Are Linked in Recent Studies

February 03, 2011 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn is not ready to predict how long you will live. But she and her UCSF colleagues are exploring a feature within cells that is a kind of hourglass for aging.

Walter Miller Receives Duke's Distinguished Alumnus Award

February 02, 2011 Walter Miller, professor of pediatrics at UCSF and chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, received Duke University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2010.

UCSF Community Members Take Part in First Wellness Expo

January 31, 2011 Many members of the UCSF community converged at the Milberry Union to participate in UCSF’s first-ever wellness expo.

Schizophrenia: Early Diagnosis, Treatment Key, But Stigma Remains

January 26, 2011 Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference for patients with schizophrenia. Unfortunately, diagnosis often is delayed for months or years.

Legal Restrictions Compromise Effectiveness of Advance Directives

January 24, 2011 Current legal restrictions significantly compromise the clinical effectiveness of advance directives, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

Blood Test Predicts Cognitive Decline, and "Cognitive Reserve" Protects Against That Decline, Study Shows

January 18, 2011 Low blood levels of beta-amyloid 42, a protein-like substance, were associated with the risk of significant cognitive decline within nine years in a group of elders, in a study led by Kristine Yaffe, MD, chief of geriatric psychiatry at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Studies Find Inequalities in Trauma Care Are Widespread

January 17, 2011 African Americans, the foreign-born, and the near-poor are more likely to encounter barriers to being treated at a trauma center, according to new research reports by UCSF emergency medicine physician and researcher Renee Hsia, and her colleagues.

New test can predict complications from kidney disease

December 16, 2010 Cystatin C, a blood marker of kidney function, proved significantly more accurate than the standard blood marker, creatinine, in predicting serious complications of kidney disease, in a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

UCSF "fountain of youth" pill could restore aging immune system

December 13, 2010 UCSF researchers have identified an existing medication that restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health as people age.