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UCSF Medical Center

For more than 100 years, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Children's Hospital have provided world-class medical expertise, pioneering treatments and compassionate care for patients facing complex medical conditions. Doctors at UCSF not only have access to the latest technologies, but they are often the doctors who develop them. They are consistently ranked one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. As health care becomes increasingly specialized, UCSF strives to combine the highest quality medicine with personalized, enlightened service. UCSF Medical Center is part of the University of California, San Francisco, one of the 10 campuses of the University of California.

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Will Heart Failure Be Optional in the Near Future?

How have left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) improved quality of life for millions of people living with heart disease? A UCSF expert explains their benefits and how they work.


Treating Tobacco Dependence As a Chronic Disease

Quitting smoking can be tough, but it can also add many years on to your life. Suzanne Harris discusses treating tobacco dependence as a chronic disease and using combination therapies for greater chances of success.


Treating Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (AML-M3)

What is Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL)? UCSF expert Dr. Lloyd Damon focuses in on a very rare, but curable, subtype of AML disproportionally afflicting the Latino population.


Lack of Exercise: Public Health Problem #1 for Children?

Is lack of exercise the number 1 public health issue for kids? Dr. Mona Luke-Zeitoun, a pulmonologist and clinical instructor in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at UCSF’s School of Medicine helps us understand why physical inactivity is part of a much bigger problem for children in the 21st century.


Understanding Gender Non-conforming/Transgender Youth

What if a young person tells you that they’re “in the wrong body," that their inner sense of who they are as male or female, doesn’t match their body? Dr. Stephen M. Rosenthal, Professor of Pediatrics, Program Director for Pediatric Endocrinology, and Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, explains some of the work and research that goes on at his center to address pre-adolescent and adolescent gender concerns.


Serum Free Light-Chain and Bone Marrow Biopsy in Myeloma

UCSF expert, Dr. Thomas Martin, discusses various methods used to assess whether the myeloma is withdrawing.


Maintenance Therapy in Myeloma: When Is It Recommended?

Dr. Thomas Martin and Dr. Robert Orlowski weigh in on maintenance therapy clinical trial results and various treatment approaches pre- and post-transplant


Understanding Reconstructive Breast Surgical Options

After a mastectomy or lumpectomy, what are the available options in breast reconstruction? UCSF plastic surgeon, Dr. Hani Sbitany explains.


Following the Rise in Oral Cancer and Treatment

Dr. Steven Wang from UCSF Medical Center discusses the rise in oral cancer and the complex but promising treatment options for patients. Patient Christine Schulz shares her story.


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