A hunched back, called hyperkyphosis, affects 40 percent of people over age 65, and it increases disability and the risk of falls and fractures. A new study by UCSF researchers shows that targeted physical therapy can help straighten the spine and boost a patient’s self-esteem.
Bicycle use has skyrocketed in popularity, but it’s also led to more accidents, with medical costs from non-fatal bike crashes climbing steadily by $789 million annually, according to a new study by UCSF.
UCSF Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier hospitals for the 14th consecutive year, ranking as the eighth best hospital in the country in the 2015-2016 Best Hospitals survey from U.S. News & World Report.
For most people, losing your voice is a minor inconvenience. But when San Francisco Giants' sideline reporter Amy Gutierrez, better known as "Amy G," lost her voice during a homestand, she contacted the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center.
In a triumph of the human spirit and life-saving health care, Angelica Galang, 23, is now attending law school after UCSF neurosurgeon Philip Weinstein removed a five-inch tumor in one of the most complex spinal surgeries of its kind.
UCSF dermatologist Vera Price and her former fellow, Paradi Mirmirani wrote a book to help residents better understand and treat Cicatricial alopecia, a group of rare disorders that cause permanent hair loss.