Category Archives: UC San Francisco

Healthy Bones & Joints

8232Bone and joint problems are among the most common medical maladies, affecting more than 1.7 billion people worldwide. Whether it’s due to an accident or fall, a workplace, sports, and war-related injury, or caused by disease, one out of every two Americans head to the physician’s office seeking help for musculoskeletal problems.

In this new Mini Medical School series from UC San Francisco, Bones and Joints: Injury, Repair and Keeping Them Healthy, you’ll learn more about common issues in bone and joint injuries, and get an in-depth glimpse at what’s being done to improve patient care and outcomes.

Pain Management: Explore pain management options for the common orthopaedic conditions of low back pain and knee osteoarthritis.

The Skeleton: The skeleton is remarkably engineered to provide structural support, protect vital parts and facilitate movement. Discover bone biomechanics and how we can leverage the properties of bone to better engineer skeletal repair.

Trauma: Learn about trauma and bone injuries in North America and internationally. See what research is being done to improve care of patients with bone injuries.

Diabetes: Diabetes complications include limb disorders. Find out about preventative measures for diabetic foot care, and diabetic amputation.

Spine, Neck and Lower Back Injuries: Doctors from UCSF department of Orthopaedic Surgery look at injuries to the spine, neck and lower back.

A Look Inside the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute: Meet some of the of UCSF Orthopaedic Department surgeons, as they review the educational programs, basic research, clinical research and outreach programs at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Explore all episodes of Bones and Joints: Injury, Repair and Keeping Them Healthy.

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Winning The War On Women’s Cancer

8232Gynecologic cancer can be a devastating disease that either directly or indirectly affects nearly every person in our society. Learn about recent discoveries and advances that are not just changing our understanding of these cancers but also creating more effective treatments.

Winning the War on Women’s Cancer – Introduction to Women’s Cancers
Learn about the risk factors, prevention, and treatment of gynecologic cancers: ovarian cancer, uterine (endometrial) cancer, and cervical cancer.

Genetics of Gynecologic Cancers
Find out what you need to know to make the best decisions about managing complex genetic information.

Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
Preoperative procedures for surgeries such as hysterectomy and ovarian cancer surgery.

Gynecologic Cancer Prevention
Learn about the risk factors, symptoms and prevention of cancers such as ovarian, uterine, and cervical.

Gynecologic Cancer Treatment
Explore treatments, other than surgery, to treat gynecologic cancer: radiation, cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted treatments, and immunotherapy.

Sexual Health & Survivorship of Gynecologic Cancer
Surviving gynecologic cancer means follow-up care and regaining sexual health. Learn how often to be seen and what tests are needed.

Click here to watch the whole series from UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public.

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Leading Cancer Experts and Advances in Care

8232Cancer is a major public health problem worldwide and is the second leading cause of death in the United States. In 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease. But the number of people living beyond a cancer diagnosis is rising every year as medical knowledge increases.

Join the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s team for a series of discussions highlighting the latest advances in cancer research by UCSF’s distinguished physicians and scientists.

Engineering Immune Cells to Recognize and Kill Cancer
Find out how scientists are using immune proteins to mobilize immune cells to fight cancer.

Preventing Cancer: Genetics, Lifestyle, and Environment
Genetic testing, expanded screening, along with behavioral and lifestyle changes, may be the key.

Immunotherapy: Unleashing the Body’s Natural Defense Systems to Fight Cancer
Learn how immunotherapy research is leading to more precise treatments based on individual biology, tumors, and immune system response.

Personalizing Cancer Care and Treatment
Find out how genome-based analysis is providing critical information about the precise cancer type and giving clues about which therapy may be effective.

Patient-Centered Care in the 21st Century
What does patient-centered care look like in practice? How does it differ from the health care that most of us receive? What will it mean for patient health?

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Poisonings, Overdoses, and Toxic Exposures

8232There are things in our environment that we know are dangerous like venomous snakes and poisons, and then there are substances that seem innocent but can be toxic, especially to children.

This new series from UCSF explores common medications, herbal therapies, and household chemicals that can make our lives healthier, more convenient, and better but when used incorrectly, either intentionally or inadvertently, they can become life-threatening poisons and toxins.

Learn about the latest designer and adulterated street drugs, toxic land and marine creatures, common household ingestions, misbegotten uses of herbal medications, and the way that we use the laboratory to solve poisoning mysteries.

Get more information on how to reduce your exposure to known toxins and how to safeguard yourselves from substances that have to potential to harm.

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The Kids are All Right – Adolescent Health Care

8232With middle-of-the night-feedings, toddler tantrums, and elementary school behind you it’s time to face the teen years when our children really grow into the people they will become.

Adolescence, the years from puberty to adulthood, is a time of change and intense growth – physically, emotionally and intellectually. UCSF’s Mini Medical School for the Public takes you on a journey through the teen topics of eating behavior (including obesity), smoking and substance use, adolescent development, sexual activity, depression and bullying, chronic disease, and includes an update on health care policy concerning adolescents. Come and learn from the world’s foremost physicians and researchers in their various fields of expertise concerning the younger population!

28886Adolescent Depression and Anxiety with Josephine Lau, MD
Why are mental health disorders more prevalent during adolescence? Dr. Josephine Lau, UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, looks at symptoms, prevalence and treatment of adolescent depression and anxiety.

28887How to Talk to Teens: A Developmental Approach with Carolyn Bradner Jasik, MD
Dr. Carolyn Bradner Jasik describes trends in adolescent risk‐taking behavior and the impact on health. She reviews typical adolescent development and highlights research on the developing brain, and the important role of risk taking in brain remodeling.

28888Maximizing Health Care for Underserved and Marginalized Youth with Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD
Dr. Marissa Raymond-Flesch, UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, focuses her research on access to care for adolescents and young adults with a particular interest in improving reproductive health access for minority and border communities.

28906Eating Disorders Part 1: How to Prevent, Identify, and Intervene Early with Sara Buckelew, MD, MPH
Research shows that early detection and prompt intervention may prevent as many as two‐thirds of patients from developing a more serious eating disorder. Dr. Sara Buckelew discusses how to identify an eating disorder, early intervention and prevention.

And coming soon:

Eating Disorders Part 2: Recent Advances in Treatment with Daniel Le Grange, PhD
UCSF’s Daniel Le Grange looks at the prevalence and mortality of eating disorders. He discusses inpatient and outpatient treatment and the role of the family.

Contraceptive Choices for Teens and Young Adults: Treatment of Menstrual Issues In Addition to Birth Control with Loris Hwang, MD
Dr. Loris Hwang, UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, looks at what to consider in choosing a contraceptive method for a teen or young adult. She explains what medical conditions are treated using hormonal contraception and which methods are most effective.

Watch all of the programs in The Kids Are All Right: Adolescent Health Care.

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