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Walgreens, UCSF to Help Manage Prescriptions — Walgreens and UCSF are teaming up to explore innovative new models of patient care, with the goals of improving care, reducing medication errors and cutting costs. Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Can a Dermatologist Diagnose With a Smartphone Selfie? — Photos and a patient's health information appear to be as good as an in-person exam when it comes to diagnosing skin conditions in hospital inpatients, according to a new study. UCSF dermatologist Dr. Lindy Fox commented on the promise of teledermatology in a story from Fox News.
IED Shockwaves Inject Hidden Damage in Troops, Study Claims — Exposure to shockwaves from an improvised explosive device (IED) — even without being hit — puts veterans at increased risk for future neurological problems, says a new study from the Institute of Medicine. Dr. S. Andrew Josephson, a UCSF neurologist and study coauthor, spoke about the findings to NBC News.
Disruptions: For a Restful Night, Make Your Smartphone Sleep on the Couch — For a good night's sleep, kick your smartphone out of the bedroom, advises UCSF sleep medicine specialist Dr. David Claman. Claman has noticed an uptick in insomnia cases related to the devices among 20- and 30-somethings. Read more in The New York Times.
Epidurals May Make Labor Longer Than Originally Thought — Epidurals may lengthen the pushing stage of labor more than originally thought, according to a new study led by UCSF perinatologist Dr. Yvonne Cheng. Read more from Reuters.
Researchers Watch As Our Brains Turn Sounds Into Words — A project by UCSF researchers and a handful of volunteers — patients who were undergoing surgery for epilepsy — has uncovered new information on how the brain makes sense out of sounds. Learn more from National Public Radio.
Tanning Beds Used By More Than a Third, Study Finds — A survey of past research found that more Americans use tanning beds than previously thought. More than 35 percent of American adults report ever having used a tanning bed, along with 59 percent of college students. Learn more in USA Today.
New UCSF Women's Hospital Named for Wife of Intel Co-Founder — The new women's hospital at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will be named the UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital, in honor of a generous grant made to the hospital by Bay Area philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore. Read more in the San Jose Mercury News.
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