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  1. Feds spending $5 million to discourage hipsters from smokingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | HeraldNet

    The federal government spent millions of dollars in recent years to discourage tobacco use among hipsters through a program that recommends 'styling your sweet mustache' and listening to music 'no one else has heard of' as good alternatives to smoke breaks. The National Institutes of Health has awarded $5 million to the anti-smoking campaign since 2011, with the money going toward social events, ads, posters, T-shirts, social media and more.

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  2. Many nursing home residents die, don't walk after lower extremity revascularizationRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Medical News Today

    Many nursing home residents who underwent lower extremity revascularization died, did not walk or had functional decline following the procedure, which is commonly used to treat leg pain caused by peripheral arterial disease , wounds that will not heal or worsening gangrene , according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine . Lower extremity revascularization is often performed so patients with peripheral arterial disease can maintain the ability to walk, which is a key component of functional independence.

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  3. Diabetes and brain calcification: How fake sugar industry science...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | NewsTarget.com

    ... saw in the tobacco industry in the same era," Stanton A. Glantz, an anti-tobacco activist and researcher at UC San Francisco , who coauthored the paper, said. "Our findings are a wake-up call for government officials...to understand that the sugar ...

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  4. Head of Nature Conservancy nominated for DLNR postRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | KITV-TV

    Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday his nomination to lead the Department of Land and Natural Resources and his choices for the Board of Education. Suzanne Case has been chosen to take the helm at the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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  5. Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | MedicineNet

    Surgery to reopen blocked arteries in the legs of frail nursing home residents rarely gets them back on their feet, a new study shows. In fact, many elderly people who undergo the expensive procedure either lose more physical function or die within a year of the surgery, according to a review of Medicare claims data by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco .

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  6. NIH spends $5M on hipster campaign to prevent smokingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Star Tribune

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded $5 million to the anti-smoking campaign since 2011, with the money going toward social events, ads, posters, T-shirts, social media and more. Some of the messaging knocks "neoconservative political candidates," criticizing them for taking major donations from the tobacco industry.

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  7. Big Data, Social Media and Patient Engagement Keynotes Reflect...Read the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Freshnews

    Senior executives in clinical development and operations from the world's top pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies will be joined by experts in medical innovation to deliver keynote presentations on a range of emerging technological and patient-centric issues at the 24th Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials conference in Boston, MA, taking place April 22-24, 2015.

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  8. Why Nurses Need TwitterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Switched

    Co-authored by Candace W. Burton, PhD, RN, AFN-BC, AGN-BC, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, assistant adjunct professor at the University of California, San Francisco. As scientists, early and mid-career academics, practicing nurses, and educators, we don't have a lot of free time.

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  9. Emergency Departments See Rising Rate of Patients With Chronic Conditions, Lower Rate of InjuriesRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | P&T Community

    The rate of emergency department visits in California for non-injuries has risen while the rate of visits for injuries has dropped, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, that documents the increasing amount of care provided in EDs for complex, chronic conditions. The research shows the growing importance of non-trauma cases in the ED, the authors said, and it provides an opportunity to better understand the health of people as well as shifting patterns of care, especially among vulnerable populations.

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  10. Setting Limits for Testing BrainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | The Atlantic

    "As humans, we can identify galaxies light-years away. We can study particles smaller than an atom," President Barack Obama said in April 2013, "But we still haven't unlocked the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears."

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  11. ER visits for injuries fallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | The Hill

    ... by 0.7 percent. In contrast, visits for non-injuries rose by 13.4 percent. Dr. Renee Hsia, a professor at UC San Francisco, and her co-authors wrote that the trend reflects the changing nature of emergency rooms. "These trends point out the ...

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  12. For Some Elderly, Unclogging Leg Arteries Doesn't Improve MobilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | News Max

    For nursing home residents, surgery to improve blood flow to the legs yields only limited improvements in mobility, according to a new study. Knowing that so-called lower extremity revascularization may not improve mobility allows doctors, patients and families to have more realistic discussions about outcomes of the operation, said Dr. Emily Finlayson, the study's senior author from the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.

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  13. Voalte Clinical Workflow Solutions Selected by UCSF Medical CenterRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Digital Post Production

    Voalte , the leader in healthcare communication technology, today announced that UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, part of the University of California, San Francisco, used Voalte Clinical Workflow Solutions to plan and implement the Voalte smartphone solution for clinical communication and alarm and alert notification. Voalte Clinical Workflow Solutions provides expert services to optimize clinical workflow and communication based on a comprehensive smartphone platform.

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  14. Dual therapy's 1-2 punch knocks out drug-resistant lung cancerRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Medical News Today

    Capitalizing on a rare opportunity to thoroughly analyze a tumor from a lung cancer patient who had developed resistance to targeted drug treatment, UC San Francisco scientists identified a biological escape hatch that explains the resistance, and developed a strategy in mice for shutting it down. In experiments that combined the drug the patient had taken with a second compound that blocks off this newly discovered resistance pathway, the researchers were able to durably wipe out cancer cells in mice implanted with cells from the drug-resistant tumor.

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  15. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Welcomes Clara K. Chiu to the Firm's Intellectual Property PracticeRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | PRWeb

    Chiu focuses her practice on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent prosecution and counseling. She works with clients across a wide range of industries, including machinery, material composition, consumer electronics, mobile applications, data processing and biotechnology devices.

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  16. National MS Society Invests $28 Million in New Research to Stop...Read the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | PressReleasePoint

    Diet, gut bacteria, myelin repair trials and patient-centered wellness programs are among the new leads being explored to move us closer to a world free of MS The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has committed $28 million to support an expected 84 new MS research projects and training awards. These are part of a comprehensive research strategy aimed at stopping MS, restoring function that has been lost, and ending the disease forever - for every single person with MS.

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  17. HIV can lodge quickly in brain after infectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Science Blog

    HIV can establish itself in the brain as soon as four months after initial infection - a finding that dampens hopes of an impending cure for a disease that afflicts more than 35 million people. Within two years of infection, a genetically distinct version of HIV replicates in the brains of as many as one in four patients, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and University of North Carolina report March 26 in the journal PLOS Pathogens.

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  18. An apple a day won't keep the doctor away but maybe the pharmacistRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Turns out, an apple a day won't keep the doctor away but it may mean you will use fewer prescription medications, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine . The apple has come to symbolize health and healthy habits.

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  19. CreAgri Reaffirms Its Commitment to Neuroprotection and Alzheimer's...Read the original story

    Mar 30, 2015 | Freshnews

    Confirming its investment in the area of brain inflammation and neuroprotection, CreAgri welcomes German University of Darmstadt's announcement on the launch of the research project NeurOliv with the support of the German government. Directed at developing functional foods for patients with Alzheimer's or just as way to protect and prevent the brain from aging, the NeurOliv consortium research leverages the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of olive polyphenols, especially hydroxytyrosol.

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  20. More From Pilots and Doctors on the Germanwings CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | The Atlantic

    ... hopefully, the culture of aviation safety has caught up. Here's what happened. I finished my residency at UC San Francisco and, not wanting to be tied down by the responsibilities of a family practice, began to practice emergency medicine. The group ...

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