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The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician organization, announced the election of Jack Resneck Jr., M.D., a dermatologist from San Francisco, Calif., to the Board of Trustees.
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Allyn Taylor, Emily Parento, Laura Schmidt, The Increasing Weight of Regulation: Countries Combat the Global Obesity Epidemic. Recent global trends in obesity-related legislation & makes the normative case for an updated global governance strategy. SSRN Top-Ten most downloaded papers.
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The Source for Competitive Healthcare is an independent, nonprofit initiative of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy that serves as a multi-disciplinary resource for information and analysis about healthcare cost and competition.
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Michelle Ko, Jack Needleman, Kathryn Pitkin Derose, Miriam J. Laugesen, and Ninez A. Ponce. The effects of racial residential segregation on U.S. urban public hospital closures and an examination of the segregated and poorer communities that face disadvantages in access to care.
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Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH, of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UC San Francisco, co-chaired a session of the SCAI conference which demonstrated a radiation detector that emits audible beeps to warn of unsafe levels of radiation.
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Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH, of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UC San Francisco, co-chaired a session of the SCAI conference, which presented the results of a single-arm trial of the Diamondback 360° orbital atherectomy system.
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Lawrence B. Oresanya, MD; William L. Lyons, MD; Emily Finlayson, MD. A discussion of treatment goals with older adults considering surgery by defining treatment goals for patients and reviewing the evidence relating risk factors to adverse outcomes.
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James G. Kahn MD MPH, Professor of Health Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health at UCSF. DALYs can be thought of as a measurement of the gap between current health status and an ideal health situation where the entire population lives to an advanced age, free of disease and disability.
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In a new JAMA Pediatrics article, authors at the UCSF Center for Tobacco Research and Education, Lauren Dutra, Sc.D. and Stanton Glantz, Ph.D. (also faculty at PRL-IHPS), show that the use of e-cigarettes does not discourage, and may encourage, conventional cigarette use among U.S. adolescents.
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In April 2013, GHECon formed in response to the intersection of two trends: one global and one local. With the enthusiastic support of Global Health Sciences and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, GHECon's mission focuses on locally-tailored “precision health policy.”