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Cost of Physician Board Recertification Fuels Questions About How Best to Achieve Better Outcomes for Patients

Many physicians are pushing back against or debating new requirements for maintaining medical board certifications, which affect more than 250,000 physicians nationwide.
30-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Mild Hypothermia in Deceased Organ Donors Significantly Improves Organ Function in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Mild hypothermia in deceased organ donors significantly reduces delayed graft function in kidney transplant recipients when compared to normal body temperature, according to UCSF researchers and collaborators, a finding that could lead to an...
24-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

For Prostate Cancer Patients, Risk-Specific Therapies Now More the Norm

After decades of overtreatment for low-risk prostate cancer and inadequate management of its more aggressive forms, patients are now more likely to receive medical care matched to level of risk, according to a study by researchers at UC San...
24-Jul-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Fail to Sway Smokers

Smokers who successfully lowered their nicotine intake when they were switched to low-nicotine cigarettes were unable to curb their smoking habits in the long term, according to a study by researchers at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital and...
21-Jul-2015 7:00 PM EDT

UCSF Medical Center Ranked Eighth Best Hospital in the Nation

UCSF Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier hospitals for the 14th consecutive year, ranked as the eighth best hospital in the country, according to the 2015-2016 America’s Best Hospitals survey from U.S. News & World Report.
21-Jul-2015 6:00 PM EDT

UCSF Medical Center Named One of 2015’s “Most Wired” Hospitals

UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco have been named one of HealthCare’s Most Wired™ for 2015, in recognition of the focus on security and patient engagement through information technology.
15-Jul-2015 3:00 PM EDT

Postmenopausal Women With Depression or Urinary Incontinence Experience Vaginal Symptoms Affecting Daily Life

Special efforts should be made to identify and treat depression and urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women with vaginal symptoms, according to UC San Francisco researchers, as these two common conditions not only tend to co-exist with vaginal...
13-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Extra Heartbeats Could Be Modifiable Risk Factor for Congestive Heart Failure

Common extra heartbeats known as premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) may be a modifiable risk factor for congestive heart failure (CHF) and death, according to researchers at UC San Francisco.
2-Jul-2015 2:00 PM EDT

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