Michael Cabana appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

February 22, 2019
  Congratulations to Michael Cabana, MD, MPH, chair of pediatrics and national asthma expert, on his appointment to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force! Cabana's work with the Task Force will serve children's health by making evidence-based recommendations on preventive services. Dr. Cabana is...

The average sticker price for U.S. childbirth: $32,093

February 01, 2019
The U.S. is the most expensive country in the world to give birth. But most hospitals won’t tell patients how much delivery and care costs until after the baby is born. Why it matters: The average sticker price for childbirth in the U.S. is $32,093, and even insurance doesn’t take care of all of it...

State Preemption to Prevent Local Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

January 25, 2019
The beverage industry is using a strategy called preemption that poses a serious threat to the ability of localities to levy a soda tax on sugary beverages which reduces consumption and generates revenues to promote public health. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read more:

Dr. Margot Kushel, MD, and Susan Chapman, new directors of the National Clinician Scholars Program

January 20, 2019
UC San Francisco is partnering with the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP), an interdisciplinary research consortium for physicians and nurses, to drive innovation and improvements in health equity and health care.Dr. Margot Kushel, MD, of the School of Medicine, and faculty member of the...

California Gets to Know Its New Governor

January 11, 2019
Andrew Bindman appears as a guest on KCBS In Depth. This week in California politics kicked off with the inauguration of the state’s new governor, Gavin Newsom. And as the week progressed Newsom has been laying out his priorities with a series of appearances and releases culminating in a near two-...