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Growing voice against gun violence: trauma surgeons

By San Francisco Chronicle on May 30, 2018
Less than two hours after Tuesday’s shooting rampage at YouTube’s San Bruno campus left three people wounded and the shooter dead, Dr. Andre Campbell walked out of the emergency room at San Francisco General Hospital, looking weary and ill-tempered.

How to Control Bleeding

By New York Times Magazine on April 18, 2018
“Apply pressure where the blood is coming out,” says Christopher B. Colwell, the chief of emergency medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. You may need to remove or rip open some of the victim’s clothing to access the injury. “Grab a shirt, a towel, a fabric bag —...

Using Art to Tackle Diabetes in Youth

By New York Times on April 09, 2018
Type 2 diabetes was once known as adult-onset diabetes. But now that term is outdated: Increasingly it is a disease that begins in childhood.

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Devastating Fall, A Climb Back to Health

By UCSF News Center on April 09, 2018
Patients – And the Researchers Studying Them – Face a Steep Ascent

What Doctor's Should Ignore

By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF on April 04, 2018
Science has revealed how arbitrary racial categories are. Perhaps medicine will abandon them, too.

San Francisco Moves Toward Zero New HIV Infections with Help from UCSF

By UCSF News on December 01, 2017
When San Francisco’s Getting to Zero collaboration first announced its mission to achieve zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-associated deaths and zero HIV stigma in San Francisco, the aims were considered a moonshot. Three years later, these goals don’t seem so distant.

We Stand With You: UCSF Health Launches Campaign to Reinforce Inclusiveness

By UCSF Campus News on May 22, 2017
UCSF Health is rolling out a campaign to underscore the health system’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The campaign was initiated amid recent concerns about potential discrimination or immigration issues that have arisen among patients and their families, as well as staff.

Research's Impact on Care at ZSFG

By UCSF YouTube on December 14, 2016
UCSF neurosurgeon Geoffrey Manley's leading-edge research on traumatic brain injury at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center made the difference between life and death for Crystal Corral after a devastating car crash. Learn how research at ZSFG impacts lives in San Francisco...

Patients Finally Move Into New Facility at SF General

June 06, 2016
About 160 patients were transferred to the San Francisco General Hospital’s new acute care and trauma facility on May 21, leaving behind the hospital’s dark and cramped 1970s-era main building. Hospital staff carefully transported patients on gurneys through the bridge that connects the older...

Huge studies peer inside brain, blood to unlock mysteries of concussion

February 01, 2016
LOS ANGELES — An image of a concussed brain fills the computer screen, with shredded nerve cells lit up in red and orange. As Dr. Christopher Giza watches, the brain rotates. A time-lapse film shows the damaged cells cooling to green and blue as they slowly heal. This advanced imaging technique...

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