When women's health researchers analyzed Medi-Cal data to see how two long-term contraceptives performed in the real world, they were surprised to find IUDs work at least as well as tubal ligation, while causing fewer side effects.
Spending time under the sun may raise the risk for skin cancer, but a new study led by UCSF and the Australian National University shows that for children and young adults, sun exposure may protect against multiple sclerosis.
A new UCSF study shows maintaining ties with friends and family reduces seniors’ risk of moving into a nursing home. Elders with someone to count on are more likely to remain in their homes in a health crisis.
Experts now believe it’s most effective to treat the whole family when traumas occur. UCSF researchers plan to develop a “Whole Family Wellness” intervention that integrates resources from Medi-Cal clinics with outside agencies and test it over a three-year period.
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.
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.
Tobacco conglomerates that used colors, flavors and marketing techniques to entice children as future smokers transferred these same strategies to sweetened beverages when they bought food and drinks companies.