UC San Francisco Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services for Natividad Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2015 | 24-7 Press Release

    TACOMA, WA, November 03, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sound Physicians, a health care organization focused on improving quality and lowering cost throughout the acute episode of care, announced today an agreement to provide hospitalist services for Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA. Natividad Medical Center is a 172-bed acute care hospital owned and operated by Monterey County.

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  2. Poverty screening recommended during child-wellness visitsRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2016 | Columbia Daily Herald

    For generations, a visit to the pediatrician involved the familiar tongue depressor, a stethoscope, and some vaccinations. But if a professional pediatrics organization has anything to do with it, it will soon also involve a new question: "Do you have difficulty making ends meet at the end of the month?" On Wednesday, the American Academy of Pediatrics, which represents 64,000 pediatricians, announced new recommendations to screen for poverty in a bid to reduce its health effects.

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  3. Gene explains why some are sleepy and sadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    University of California researchers have found a genetic explanation for why some chipper early birds turn glum in the wintertime. Scientists at UC San Francisco made the discovery by studying DNA, the body's genetic blueprint.

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  4. Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria in StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | HON

    A combination drug therapy widely used to treat malaria in adults also protects pregnant women and their fetuses from the disease, according to a new study. Malaria is a leading cause of premature birth, low birth weight and death among infants in Africa, the researchers said.

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  5. Study: Fat fuels triple negative breast cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Big News Network.com

    A drug that disrupts the ability of certain breast tumors to use fat as an energy source was found to successfully treat cancer in mice, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco found the drug etomixir, developed to treat heart failure, to stop the growth of triple-negative breast cancer implanted in mice, suggesting a more effective method for battling the disease.

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  6. Low cost, 25 min TB-test could help reduce tuberculosis death rate...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Medical News Today

    A low cost, easy to use, urine test to diagnose tuberculosis among patients with HIV could help reduce the TB death rate of HIV-positive patients in hospital, according to a new study published in The Lancet . In Africa, nearly 40% of all adult deaths related to HIV or AIDS are due to tuberculosis, but almost half of the TB cases remain undiagnosed and untreated before death.

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  7. New Treatment Regimen Cuts Severity of Drug-Resistant Malaria in PregnancyRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2016 | Infection Control Today

    A two-drug preventive treatment greatly reduces the severity of malaria during pregnancy, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The treatment provides an alternative for many parts of Africa where the malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium falciparum has grown resistant to standard treatment.

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  8. Artemisinin Combination Therapy Prevents Malaria in PregnancyRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2016 | Newswise

    Pregnant women can be protected from malaria, a major cause of prematurity, low birth weight and death in infants in Africa, with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine , an artemisinin combination therapy that is already widely used to treat malaria in adults, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and in Uganda. The study, published March 10, 2016, in the New England Journal of Medicine, is among the first to show that artemisinin combination therapies like DP, which are effective against drug-resistant parasites, can be used to prevent malaria in pregnancy.

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  9. DNA offers new way to find antibodies and diagnose diseaseRead the original story

    Mar 8, 2016 | Chemical & Engineering News

    Thyroglobulin antigen tethered to two different DNA sequences is added to samples containing thyroglobulin antibodies . The antigen binds the antibodies at two sites, bringing the tethered DNA strands close together.

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  10. Omicia, Inc. Implements ACMG Variant Scoring And Classification...Read the original story

    Mar 8, 2016 | BioSpace

    Omicia Inc. will launch its new ACMG-scoring module for the Opal Clinicala interpretation and reporting software platform at the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Tampa, March 8-12th. This functionality provides an intuitive interface and workflow for clinical testing labs to systematically assess the disease-causing potential of genetic variants using the evidence-based classification system defined in the 2015 Standards and Guidelines for the Interpretation of Sequence Variants .

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  11. Unwanted price to hospitalistsa growth -- more liability suitsRead the original story

    May 20, 2013 | American Medical Association

    Medical liability insurers said they are noticing an alarming uptick in lawsuits against hospitalists - the majority involving allegations of misdiagnosis. , a newsletter of the Physician Insurers Assn.

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  12. Is your EHR ready for the ADA?Read the original story

    Apr 1, 2013 | American Medical Association

    After twisting her ankle, Anne Taylor visited a Maryland health care clinic, where she was given a computer tablet and asked to fill out her medical history electronically. But Taylor could not perform the task.

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  13. Low-income patients interested in e-communicationRead the original story

    Mar 11, 2013 | American Medical Association

    Many low-income patients say they would like to communicate electronically with their physicians but are unable to do so because of insufficient technology at their physicians' practices. surveyd 416 patients from six San Francisco Dept.

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  14. Can mindful eating help lower risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Medical News Today

    Given the high stress levels, extended periods of screen time and regular social outings many Americans experience day-to-day in environments where high-calorie foods are readily available, it can be easy to fall into the habit of mindless eating - where we're too distracted to pay attention to how much, what and why we're eating. Research suggests that practicing mindfulness - or taking the time to bring awareness to present-moment experiences with an open attitude of curiosity and non-judgment - can be effective in allowing us to make more thoughtful food choices and recognize when we are hungry, satisfied or full.

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  15. Mindful Eating Lowers Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes, Say Alt Medicine ProponentsRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2016 | Scientific Blogging

    Can "mindful" eating - taking the time to bring awareness to present-moment experiences with an open attitude of curiosity and non-judgment - lower the risk of Type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease? Yes, say alternative medicine proponents, because in the modern world of science and technology, with extended periods of screen time and regular social outings, it can be easy to fall into the habit of mindless eating - where we're too distracted to pay attention to how much, what and why we're eating. Jennifer Daubenmier, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, suggests that the impact of mindful eating could be great.

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  16. San Francisco Dentist, Dr. Ben Amini, is Now Offering Snore Guards for Treatment of Sleep ApneaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | 24-7 Press Release

    San Francisco sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Ben Amini, announces that he is now offering Snore Guard anti-snoring appliances for treatment of snoring and mild sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common condition that is increasingly being resolved with dental treatments rather than with CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure.

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  17. Simultaneous Scanning: Improving Image Quality & Allowing Better Informed DecisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 | 24-7 Press Release

    The PET/MRI, a recently-developed hybrid imaging modality, offers the convenience of two scans, the PET and the MRI, in one. The benefits reach far beyond convenience and reduced radiation.

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  18. Mindful eating could improve heart health, glucose levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Medical News

    Given the high stress levels, extended periods of screen time and regular social outings many Americans experience day-to-day in environments where high-calorie foods are readily available, it can be easy to fall into the habit of mindless eating - where we're too distracted to pay attention to how much, what and why we're eating. Research suggests that practicing mindfulness - or taking the time to bring awareness to present-moment experiences with an open attitude of curiosity and non-judgment - can be effective in allowing us to make more thoughtful food choices and recognize when we are hungry, satisfied or full.

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  19. More than a fourth of hospital readmissions preventable, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | McKnightsonline.com

    Improved discharge directions and communication between patients and providers could prevent up to 27% of hospital readmissions, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco reviewed 1,000 hospital readmissions that occurred within 30 days of discharge, and found that 269 of those cases were potentially preventable.

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  20. Families share challenges, joys of transgender pregnanciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | CBS News

    Darcy A. always knew he wanted to have a child. Biologically born female, Darcy came out as a lesbian at the age of 12 and then as a transgender male at 18. "I always knew that I would have a partner who did not have sperm and figured we would both carry children," he told CBS News.

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