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Medical societies endorse tiered certification for U.S. heart-valve care

April 22, 2019
  Medical societies endorse tiered certification for U.S. heart-valve care.https://www.mdedge.com/cardiology/article/199255/interventional-cardiology-surgery/medical-societies-endorse-tiered New publication in @JACCJournals by Rick A. Nishimura, Patrick T. O’Gara, Joseph E. Bavaria, Ralph G....

Many Nurse Practitioners Cannot Provide Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction

April 09, 2019
At least six states with high opioid abuse rates also have strong work restrictions that hinder nurse practitioners (NPs) in prescribing medication that can help treat the problem, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. 

Opinion: Why single-payer would improve California health care

April 09, 2019
—How to achieve universal health insurance in California? In our super-progressive, supermajority Democratic state, that’s the health policy question of the day. Not if we should lead the way on universal coverage, but how. Recently, UC Berkeley economists proposed a solution, dubbed California...

Public Housing Smoking Cessation Study at UCSF

April 04, 2019
In this podcast about a Smoking Cessation Study at UCSF, Dr. Justin White, Assistant Professor of Health Economics in the UCSF School of Medicine, at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF talks with Dr.

UCSF Faculty Service Milestone Celebration 2019

April 04, 2019
Photo of Ralph G. Brindis, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Cardiology and Affiliated Faculty member at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, and Claire Brindis, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies from the Faculty Service...

How to use market adjustment to retain top nursing talent

March 25, 2019
Attracting and retaining talented nurses creates an ongoing challenge for nurse recruiters and HR professionals, especially during a nursing shortage. Pulling out all the stops to stay ahead of the game and remain fully staffed is essential. One strategy for nurse recruiters and HR professionals to...

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March 25, 2019
"[email protected]" Discusses the single payer health care proposal for California. Guests: Robert Field, Andy Bindman, Professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF. Produced by [email protected], The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Recorded on 5-31-2018

Tobacco companies hook kids on sugary drinks

March 15, 2019
Tobacco conglomerates that used colors, flavors and marketing techniques to entice children as future smokers transferred these same strategies to sweetened beverages when they bought food and drinks companies starting in 1963, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

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