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The UC/Hastings UC Consortium now offers an online master's degree in Health, Policy, and Law. David Faigman, Dean at UC Hastings College of the Law, answers questions about the degree and the seemingly endless career possibilities it affords.
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Community Catalyst, National Partnership for Women and Families, and PICO were funded by to design and test models of consumer engagement in institutional decision-making. In this video, patients and providers tell their stories about issues they face obtaining and providing health care.
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Laura A. Schmidt, PhD, MSW, MPH, Laurie M. Jacobs, PhD, and Joanne Spetz, PhD. Young People’s More Permissive Views About Marijuana: Local Impact of State Laws or National Trend? Read More: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303153 Video: https://youtu.be/GV-4p4-ycgI
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Online telemedicine services have exploded in recent years. However, Jack Resneck, a dermatologist with UCSF, and lead author of a study published in JAMA says, “Some services failed to ask simple, relevant questions of patients leading them to repeatedly miss important diagnoses."
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A new national analysis by James Lightwood and Stanton A. Glantz provides strong evidence that a 10 percent decline in smoking and cigarette consumption per smoker in the U.S. would be followed a year later by an estimated $63 billion reduction in total national health care costs.
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Adam J. Schoenfeld, MD; Jason M. Davies, MD, PhD; Ben J. Marafino, BS; Mitzi Dean, MS, MHA; Colette DeJong, BA; Naomi S. Bardach, MD, MAS; et al. (2016, May) Variation in Quality of Urgent Health Care Provided During Commercial Virtual Visits. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(5):635-642.
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Please join us for an award celebration and reception honoring Dr. Brindis and her outstanding contributions to faculty mentorship at UCSF. Award Celebration and Reception Tuesday June 21, 2016
 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
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Andrew Bindman was named Director of AHRQ, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is a Professor of Medicine, Health Policy, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at UCSF and also actively participated in the policy process that resulted in federal health reform through the passage of the ACA.
The Institute for Health & Aging Presents: The End of Life Option Act: A Report from a UCSF-led Response Task Force May 10, 2016 Laurel Height, UCSF 3-6PM Please RSVP by May 3.
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Many school districts are spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on heavily marketed water filters. Anisha Patel, MD is concerned about high-tech water stations or a reliance on bottled water or filters, which could be teaching children that tap water is not safe to drink.