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UC Researchers Advise Healthy California for All Commission

Researchers at the University of California will serve as expert policy guides for the Healthy California for All Commission, which has been charged by the governor and state legislature with developing a path toward universal health coverage in California, including a possible single payer system.

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UCSF to Launch Unique Neurology Clinic Specializing in Difficult-to-Diagnose Cases

Patients with ambiguous neurological symptoms, but no diagnosis, frequently go from specialist-to-specialist over a protracted period of time. The new clinic’s goal is to fast-forward the time lapses between appointments by enabling pre-diagnostic screening and expert consultations to take place in a single visit.

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New Video Series Supports Dementia Caregivers in Latin America

The Global Brain Health Institute and the Alzheimer Research Center (Havana)—in collaboration with the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, Cuba Platform; and the Medical University of Havana—announced the launch of a new Spanish language video series for dementia caregivers, “Conversando con los Cuidadores.”

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UCSF Expands Its Childcare Services with New Location

The new location is at the crow’s nest, atop the City Center Shopping Complex at 2675 Geary Blvd. The expanded center offers 170 spaces for UCSF children, 54 more spaces than the previous Laurel Heights center.

Inside of new child care center with shelves of blocks

How a Single Blood Test May Provide a ‘Head-to-Toe’ Health Check

UCSF physician Peter Ganz and colleagues at Colorado-based SomaLogic Inc., are developing what they call “liquid health check” technology – a single blood test capable of painting a detailed portrait of a person’s current health and future disease risks.