How to Choose and Initiate a Novel Agent for Patients With CVD and Diabetes

April 22, 2020
While researchers originally explored sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor agonists for their impact on blood glucose, the two classes of agents were unexpectedly found to have cardiovascular benefits. In this podcast, Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH,...

Ensuring and Sustaining a Pandemic Workforce

April 15, 2020
Erin P. Fraher, Ph.D., M.P.P.; Patricia Pittman, Ph.D.; Bianca K. Frogner, Ph.D.; Joanne Spetz, Ph.D.;  Jean Moore, Dr.P.H.; Angela J. Beck, Ph.D., M.P.H.; David Armstrong, Ph.D.; and Peter I. Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N.

Patient and clinician perspectives on a patient‐facing dashboard

April 14, 2020
Patient and clinician perspectives on a patient‐facing dashboard that visualizes patient reported outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis.

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Finally Make Telemedicine Mainstream in the U.S.

April 13, 2020
As of March 3, more than 92,000 people worldwide have been sickened by the virus that causes COVID-19, including more than 100 in the U.S. As both numbers trend upward, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that increased person-to-person spread in U.S. communities is...

Bay Area doctors are educating the public and becoming social media stars

April 13, 2020
Word that the Bay Area may be flattening the coronavirus curve swept across the nation this week thanks in part to a few UCSF physicians who’ve become social media stars of sorts, taking to Twitter to help educate the public about the frightening and evolving outbreak while adding commentary and a...

In California’s battle against the coronavirus, we have a new class of superheroes

April 01, 2020
Our savvy governor is preparing for a worst-case scenario, which means not only adding a potential 50,000 patient beds to existing care capacity, but also boosting the number of health care professionals who can assist and treat the escalating number of patients. Even with the

What the evidence says about Medicare for All and other single-payer healthcare plans

March 25, 2020
Single-payer health care — in which the government pays citizens’ medical bills — is a divisive issue this campaign season. Such a system is, in the popular mind, more or less synonymous with socialism, but the idea has been around since health insurance went mainstream during World War II.

California’s Psychiatry Workforce Challenges

March 23, 2020
Author(s): Janet Coffman Date: Mar. 02, 2020 In his 2020 State of the State address, California Governor Gavin Newsome called for the state’s counties to spend Mental Health Services Act funds more quickly to assist the 1 in 6 California adults who suffer from mental illness and the 1 in 13...

Nursing Students Call for Emergency Licenses

March 23, 2020
"Hospitals have essentially just kicked out all nursing students," she said. "They don’t want to risk exposing us. It makes sense. But at the same time, I need to finish those hours so I can graduate on time." Some educators say nursing students near the end of their programs should be offered...