Researchers found that when default settings, showing a preset number of opioid pills, were modified downward, physicians prescribed fewer pills. Fewer pills could improve prescription practices and protect patients from developing opioid addictions.
Scientists from UCSF, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have concluded an independent review of the appropriateness of the radiation testing protocols used by the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Navy to assess radiation contamination at the Hunters Point Shipyard.
In this interview, Keith Yamamoto, PhD, Director of UCSF Precision Medicine, explains why UCSF is considered a leader in the field and describes the "machine" created to fuel new insights and innovation.
Pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21, but a new study has found that millions of young women are unnecessarily undergoing the tests.