The California Department of Health Care Services has approved the use of a screening tool for Medi-Cal patients that helps pediatricians identify Adverse Childhood Experiences that can lead to increased health risks in patients. It is the only tool of its kind to qualify for pediatric Medi-Cal payments.
In a breakthrough with important implications for the future of immunotherapy for breast cancer, UCSF scientists have found that blocking the activity of a single enzyme can prevent a common type of breast cancer from spreading to distant organs.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic is dominated by unusual gene mutations not often observed in previously studied CF populations. Majority of Dominican patients had no detectable mutations at all in the gene that is thought to drive 95 percent of CF cases.
A monthly, 40-minute phone call from a non-clinical professional may suppress or reverse the trajectory of depression so frequently experienced by family members caring for patients with dementia at home.