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JAMA recently published a study showing that eating added sugar increases a person’s risk for death from cardiovascular disease. Laura Schmidt, PhD, Professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF, believes added sugar has empty calories carrying significant health risks.

PRHE 2013 Year in Review

| January 31, 2014
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At the start of this New Year, PRHE would like to take this opportunity to tell you about our accomplishments in 2013. It was a fantastic year for our program, punctuated by many successes and many milestones, achieved by working together with you.
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Early diagnosis thanks to medical imaging can be lifesaving. But there is distressingly little evidence of better health outcomes associated with the current high rate of scans. There is, however, evidence of its harms. Commentary by Rita Redberg, MD, MS & Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, Professors, UCSF
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For the more than half million women who give birth at California hospitals every year, medical costs are difficult to predict. “Even for an uncomplicated childbirth, we see a staggering difference in what hospitals charge,” said Renee Y. Hsia, MD, an assoc. professor of emergency medicine, UCSF.
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The “Drink More Water” song encourages healthy beverage intake among 2-5 year old children. It was commissioned by the Division of General Pediatrics and Philip R. Lee Institute of Health Policy Studies at UCSF. For more information please visit: http://healthybeveragesinchildcare.org/
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Claire D. Brindis, DrPH Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. “Mission in a Minute,” is a series of videos with a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and scholars talking about their work, its importance, and how it connects with the overall mission of UCSF.
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Improving transition from paediatric to adult cystic fibrosis care: programme implementation and evaluation. Megumi J. Okumura, Thida Ong, Diana Dawson, Dennis Nielson, Nancy Lewis, Martha Richards, Claire D. Brindis, Mary Ellen Kleinhenz.
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Patients' DNA may show dangerous physical or behavioral responses when some medications are taken. "In the future people will get genotyped so they can have a list of drugs that should be avoided," says Kathryn Phillips, UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine.
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The Disconnect Between the Guidelines, the Appropriate Use Criteria, and Reimbursement Coverage Decisions. Richard Fogel, MD, Andrew Epstein, MD, N.A. Mark Estes III, MD, Bruce Lindsay, MD, John DiMarco, MD, PhD, Mark Kremers, MD, Suraj Kapa, MD, Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH, Andrea Russo, MD
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Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH answers questions from the MedPage Today about his views on the medical profession. Dr. Brindis, an interventional cardiologist, retired from Kaiser, and is now a clinical Professor of Medicine at PRL-IHPS. He was also past president of the American College of Cardiology.