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The Long Haul: Early Insight into Long COVID

By UCSF Magazine on April 05, 2022
In early April 2020, a few weeks after San Francisco officials issued their first stay-at-home order of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cliff Morrison, MSM, MSN, showed up for work at one of the behavioral health facilities he administers. He had barely begun his day when he suddenly spiked a temperature of...

Applying a Population Lens to Population Health

By The New England Journal of Medicine on February 23, 2022
The public health field focuses on population health, but it can be challenging to summarize the health of an entire national population: populations, after all, are composed of myriad subpopulations, each with its own health profile. Improving population health requires having clear goals and...

Blood Pressure Control May Lead to More Mobility

By UCSF News on February 22, 2022
Patients with new spinal cord injuries whose blood pressure is maintained within a newly defined range during surgery may stand a better chance of regaining some mobility and functionality – even in patients with the most devastating injuries – according to a new study by researchers at UC San...

TV Series Highlighting 'Unsung Heroes' of Medical Field

By EIN News on January 05, 2022
Dr. Alan Wu, lauded professor of laboratory medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, sought-after speaker, and lab director at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, is adapting the stories from his six books into a TV series.

Trauma surgeon M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, honored for inspiring women in surgery

By Mirage News on November 20, 2021
CHICAGO (October 24, 2021): This evening M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, San Francisco, California, received the 2021 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award during the virtual Convocation ceremony that is a highlight of the College’s Clinical...

Urgent Need for Addiction Treatments in Emergency Departments

By UCSF News on November 08, 2021
An increasing percentage of emergency visits and hospitalizations in the United States before the pandemic involved patients with alcohol and other substance use disorders, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers. The authors say hospitals need to develop better ways to identify and...

UCSF Leads Effort to Improve Racial Equity in Kidney Medicine

By UCSF News on October 15, 2021
As medical institutions around the country intensify efforts to eliminate structural racism from their systems and practices, UC San Francisco faculty have been at the forefront of this pursuit in kidney medicine.

Mission District Mural Highlights COVID's Impact

By KTVU Fox 2 on October 15, 2021
A new mural in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood is a gift from health care workers to the community they serve. The artwork highlights how people's lives were impacted by the pandemic. The mural is a collaboration between artists and health care workers. It's on a building on York Street off...

Lab Director and Author to Create TV Series Highlighting 'Unsung Heroes' of the Medical Field

By EIN Presswire on October 13, 2021
Dr. Alan Wu, lauded professor of laboratory medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, sought-after speaker, and lab director at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, is adapting the stories from his six books into a TV series.

Hospitals Face Urgent Need for Addiction Treatment in Emergency Departments

By UCSF News on October 13, 2021
An increasing percentage of emergency visits and hospitalizations in the United States before the pandemic involved patients with alcohol and other substance use disorders, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers. The authors say hospitals need to develop better ways to identify and...

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