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
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
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 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 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
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