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Your Brain On Pregnancy — UCSF psychiatrist Dr. Louann Brizendine, author of The Female Brain, discussed how pregnancy affects women's brains in each trimester, in Shape Magazine.
Drugs Prevent Migraines For A Third Of Patients — Migraines are both disabling and common, but good treatment options are lacking. Clinical trials of two new drugs are showing great promise. Read more in Forbes.
House Calls Are Making a Comeback — Palliative care teams are reviving an old medical tradition — the housecall — to provide better care and cut costs. Read more in The New York Times.
UCSF Team Develops Early-Warning System for Preterm Labor — A UCSF team is developing the first early-warning system for preterm labor, the main cause of death for newborns worldwide. Learn more in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Random Start Ovarian Stimulation Gives Cancer Patients Hope — Research by Dr. Mitchell Rosen, director of the UCSF Fertillity Preservation Center, has found that ovarian stimulation treatment does not need to be timed to follow a woman's menstrual cycle. The findings allow women newly diagnosed with cancer to quickly take steps to preserve their future fertility before beginning treatment. Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Infection a Major Reason for Revision Knee Replacement — A growing rate of total knee replacement patients are needing revision surgery, most commonly due to infection, according to a new study led by Dr. Kevin J. Bozic, an orthopedic surgeon at UCSF Medical Center. Learn more at dailyRx.
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.
Compiled by UCSF Public Affairs