A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death.
"Brain health” dietary supplements are “pseudomedicine” and health care providers should discourage patients from pursuing them, say neurologists at UCSF, in a JAMA opinion piece.
The UCSF Department of Dermatology is holding its annual free skin cancer screening clinic for the public.
Researchers need access to multiple strains of marijuana in order to find out about its potential benefits or harms, but current legislation makes that extremely difficult. As states move ahead with recreational legalization, access is more critical than ever.
A program that was developed through UCSF's School of Pharmacy has taught hundreds of San Francisco city workers stress management through workshops.
A diet and exercise program that included mindfulness training resulted in participants having lower metabolic risk factors compared to those who underwent the same program without the training, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
Actress Goldie Hawn's recent visit to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco highlighted the benefits of mindfulness in patients managing pain and stress.
Freya Magnusson applauds the efforts of UCSF to integrate natural medicine as a complementary approach to total wellness, at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, the Pediatric ICU and other inpatient settings.