UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is the first hospital in the West to administer a newly approved gene therapy to treat beta thalassemia with gene therapy, reducing the need for lifelong blood transfusions.
Manvir, a young cancer patient, worked with the UCSF Benioff Oakland Braddock Emotional Support Team (BEST) to alleviate his emotional and physical pain from his treatments. A new gift will help expand BEST behavioral and mental health services to young cancer patients and their families.
The UCSF Stad Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative & Integrative Medicine treats young patients holistically by combining state-of-the art Western medicine with integrative medicine like acupuncture and hypnosis. The center is expanding with a new clinic in Walnut Creek.
With the help of a $33.7 million state grant, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and ZSFG plan to introduce new inpatient and outpatient mental health services for San Francisco youth.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has debuted a new installation called The Grove by local artist Walter Hood. The piece is the first of several community art installations that are part of ongoing upgrades and expansions to the hospital.
UCSF researchers developed an approach to measure an over-the-counter allergy medication’s effectiveness in repairing brain damage from multiple sclerosis (MS), making it possible to also assess future therapies for the disorder.
As mental health needs rise in California, the UCSF Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Portal (CAPP) helps educate and train primary care physicians and pediatrics to provide support to patients with psychiatric needs.
UCSF’s analysis of previously secret industry documents reveals that the chemical industry suppressed knowledge of health harms caused by PFAS exposure, mirroring tactics used by the tobacco industry and highlighting the need for stricter regulation and precautionary principles in chemical regulation.
UCSF Benioff Oakland’s pediatric Sleep Lab has seen a rise in sleep apnea cases in children, emphasizing the need for diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in kids to prevent long-term health complications. The clinic offers state-of-the-art technology for observing and treating sleep disorders, benefiting both children and their parents by improving overall health and well-being.