News & Events

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Clinical Outcomes at 1 Year Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Holmes DR, Jr, Brennan J, Rumsfeld JS, et al. Clinical Outcomes at 1 Year Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.JAMA. 2015;313(10):1019-1028. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1474.
The UCSF Institute for Health & Aging Presents Advance Care Planning (ACP) to Improve Community-based Palliative Care Wednesday March 18th, 2015, 3-5 PM, 3333 California St, Laurel Heights Campus, Auditorium San Francisco. RSVP by March 1st - More info: Yana.Peselev@ucsf.edu
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Mass Fatality Preparedness Among Medical Examiners/Coroners in the United States: a Cross-Sectional Study. Robyn RM Gershon, Mark G Orr, Qi Zhi, Jacqueline A Merrill, Daniel Y Chen, Halley EM Riley and Martin F Sherman. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1275 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1275
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Industry documents discovered by UC San Francisco researchers reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the NIH in the 1960s and ‘70s to develop a federal research program focused on approaches other than sugar reduction to prevent tooth decay in American children.
Please join us for the 5th Annual UCSF School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium on Monday, May 4th, 2015.  The theme of this year’s symposium will be Sugar, Nutrition and Oral Health. The UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies is pleased to co-sponsor this year’s event.
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A look at key policy changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that have the potential to improve health care services for adolescents as well as to draw attention to challenges yet to be addressed. Authors: Kathleen P. Tebb, Erica Sedlander, Sara Bausch, Claire D. Brindis.
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A summary of an exploratory study of insurers and health plans designed to assess their readiness to implement the requirements of SB 138, California’s confidential health information privacy law. Authors: Jan Malvin, PhD, Sara Daniel, MPH, Claire D. Brindis, DrPH.
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For years, parents have insisted that giving kids a big dose of sugar can amp them up, but the science failed to confirm their instincts.  Now, scientists are once again asking whether sugar could play a role in the growing number of new ADHD cases. By Anisha Patel, MD, UCSF
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Laura Schmidt, PhD, a professor at UC San Francisco and principal investigator of SugarScience.org, comments on a BMJ investigation that shows corporate money can distort science -- despite the best intentions of researchers, peer-review oversight and rigorous journal publishing standards.
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The ACC’s NCDR, which gathers clinical data on heart disease cases nationwide encourages cardiologists to monitor their own practice patterns. “Doctors can explore their own procedure volumes, but they seldom do,” says ACC cardiologist Dr. Ralph Brindis.