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Sugary Drink Ban Tied to Health Improvements at UCSF Medical Center

November 01, 2019
A workplace ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages led to a 48.5 percent average reduction in their consumption and significantly less belly fat among 202 participants in a study by researchers at the UC San Francisco.  Elissa Epel, PhD, lead author of the 10-month study that looked at...

PRL-IHPS Faculty Julia Adler-Milstein is among four UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2019

October 21, 2019
Four UC San Francisco faculty members are among the 100 new members and 10 international members elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Election to the NAM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding...

30th Annual Health Economics Conference

October 19, 2019
30th Annual Health Economics Conference (Oct 17-18, 2019) The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (PRL-IHPS) at the University of California, San Francisco hosted the 30th Annual Health Economics Conference (AHEC) on October 17-18, 2019. PRL-IHPS collaborated with the University of...

Meeting the needs of patients post-Roe v. Wade

September 27, 2019
The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health cosponsored an event with the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, ANSIRH, and the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, to bring together national and UCSF leaders on reproductive health and justice to discuss how our...

Depression, Anxiety, and Emergency Department Use for Asthma

September 27, 2019
A study by Naomi Bardach, MD, associate professor in the department of pediatrics at UCSF and core faculty member of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, shows that 25% of patients with asthma have depression, anxiety, or both. That is a high number. Their higher emergency...

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