| June 14, 2013
The scientific community at UCSF reacts positively to the Supreme Court’s ruling about patenting genes. Daniel Dohan, PhD, assoc. professor at PRL-IHPS says, “The law in this area has seemed more and more untenable. Genes have been around for billions of years; patenting them was incongruous."
| May 29, 2013
A congressional report by the RAND Corp. shows that programs which try to get employees to become healthier have only a modest effect. Janet Coffman, PRL-IHPS, reported that employees participating in work-based wellness programs did not lower their blood pressure, or maintain weight loss.
| May 28, 2013
Dr. Joanne Spetz from the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, discussed trends in the nursing labor market based on the latest findings. This two-day webinar reviewed trends in nursing program enrollment and the overall nursing workforce in the state.
| May 23, 2013
Dr. Joanne Spetz, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, PRL-IHPS, offers a unique perspective on the nurse workforce. She outlines factors that impact the current and future state of the nurse workforce and identifies changes in education and public policy that could moderate the nurse supply/demand cycle.
| May 21, 2013
A growing body of evidence indicates where you live can make a big difference in how you're treated for certain ailments. A report released from the California HealthCare Foundation looks at treatments for breast cancer, prostate cancer and certain back conditions.
| May 20, 2013
The workshop on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of Young Adults was at the National Academy of Sciences Building. The workshop brought together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and young adults themselves to discuss the latest research findings. (Video Archive)
| May 9, 2013
Joanne Spetz, PRL-IHPS says research shows that nurse practitioners are more likely to practice in settings that serve Medicaid patients, and are somewhat more likely to practice in rural communities. "Nurse practitioners can be trained much more quickly than a physician and are less expensive."
| May 8, 2013
Since March 23, 2010, all health insurance plans must cover a set of preventative services. Dr. Andy Bindman, UCSF, says, "The federal government has said that every health insurance plan needs to cover certain services and make them available to consumers with no co-pay or deductible."
| April 24, 2013
According to Ralph Brindis, MD, a study suggests a fascinating paradox between epidemiologic evidence of a protective effect of modest to moderate alcohol use versus the potentially adverse effect of chronic binge alcohol drinking for the development of cardiovascular disease.
| April 24, 2013
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