Health care providers must have detailed discussions with their older adult patients to better determine their true life expectancy, according to researchers at UCSF and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
In Mali, a new approach to patient care aims to decrease the nation's childhood mortality rate.
In 1975, UCSF started a medical training program in Fresno to provide medical training and care to the Central Valley. Now, in its 40th anniversary year, it is established as the region's largest provider of graduate medical education.
UCSF Imaging Center and UCSF Women’s Health Primary Care launched a new Montgomery Street clinic on September 2.
Medications commonly used to treat dementia could result in harmful weight loss, and clinicians need to account for this risk when prescribing these drugs to older adults, a new UCSF study says.
Recognizing that patients’ experiences of childhood and adult trauma are common and have a direct impact on their health, UCSF clinical researchers and Positive Women’s Network-USA have developed and are reporting a new primary care model.
Carla Perissinotto, MD, MHS, is a Geriatrician who helps people live longer, more comfortable, more fulfilling lives. She works with elderly patients through UCSF Care at Home, which provides medical care to home bound older adults.
As UCSF celebrates the successful opening of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, there's excitement also brewing at its other clinical care campuses.
With advances in technology and better understanding of people, the health sciences are constantly pushing toward more effective treatments and cures. The question is, where will we see the next breakthroughs in 2015?
Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that a nurse-led intervention program designed to reduce readmissions among ethnically and linguistically diverse older patients did not improve 30-day hospital readmission rates.