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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals will ‘Be Gold’ in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Each year, nearly 16,000 U.S. children and teens are diagnosed with cancer. But only 4 percent of federal cancer research funding is earmarked to develop new treatments and cures for children battling this heartbreaking disease – an amount that is...
17-Sep-2018 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Shows L-Glutamine Decreases Sickle Cell Pain Crises, Hospitalizations

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland clinical researchers, in conjunction with other sickle cell centers and scientists at Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc., have demonstrated that therapy with L-Glutamine reduced the frequency of pain episodes in...
26-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel Nutrition Bar Improves Asthma Symptoms in Obese Teens

A pilot clinical trial by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) researchers has found that targeted nutrient therapy can improve lung function in obese individuals with asthma, without requiring weight loss. The...
25-Jul-2018 3:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Notes & Words Rocks the Fox Theater

Dave Grohl, frontman of rock band Foo Fighters, joined renowned authors for the ninth annual Notes & Words on Saturday, May 12, at the historic Fox Theater. This one-night-only event raised more than $1.8 million for our Oakland campus.
22-Jun-2018 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pioneering Gene Therapy by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Researchers Demonstrates Therapy Can Eliminate Life-Long Need for Transfusions in Patients with Incurable Blood Disorder

Interim results of clinical trials by investigators at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago reveal that a majority of the 22 patients in two Phase 1/2 studies followed for two years...
18-Apr-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Study Spotlights Preschoolers With Severe Obesity

A new study by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland researcher Dr. June Tester examined national data on preschool-aged children from 1999 to 2014 to highlight characteristics of children with the highest degree of obesity and found a strong...
5-Mar-2018 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Researchers Find “Park Prescriptions” Can Reduce Stress Among Low Income Patients

A study by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland researchers, has found that “park prescriptions” provided by physicians to their low-income patients can help reduce stress and improve physical well-being in patients and their families.
20-Feb-2018 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study of Elite NBA Players Re-Affirms Positive Impact of Playing Multiple Youth Sports

A study by UCSF Benioff's Children’s Hospitals sports medicine researchers finds that among elite NBA athletes, those who participated in multiple sports in high school had fewer injuries and longer careers, on average, than players who played...
1-Dec-2017 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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