Department of Emergency Medicine Designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma Care

November 22, 2017
The UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine has been designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma Care. It is the first such designation in the US, and one of only two in the world specifically dedicated to building emergency care systems. To be...

Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

By Elizabeth Fernandez on November 21, 2017
The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry's interests, according to a new UC San Francisco study. In a study published Nov. 21, 2017 in PLOS Biology,...

What's Next for the Affordable Care Act?

November 21, 2017
Separating fact from rhetoric as we compare the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, with the GOP replacement plan. Jane McMillan looks at the proposed plan with Professor of Medicine Dr. Andrew Bindman. Dr. Bindman has practiced, taught and done research affiliated with San Francisco General, and is...

Despite ACA Cost Protections, Most Adolescents Skip Regular Checkups

November 21, 2017
Fewer than half of kids ages 10 to 17 were getting routine annual physical exams, according to a recent UCSF study. “Most adolescents are pretty healthy, but a lot of them are headed for trouble with obesity” and mental illness and substance use, said Sally Adams, a research specialist on...

Soaring Drug Prices: Consumer and Clinician Perspectives and Policy Options

November 14, 2017
Drug prices in the United States are twice what they are in the United Kingdom and are much higher than in all other developed countries. In addition, drug prices are rising faster than prices for general consumer products or even other health care products. In this panel, Lisa Gill from Consumer...