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Born in the Summer of Love: The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Transformed Drug Addiction Treatment

UCSF News Jun 7, 2017
In 1967, during the Summer of Love, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic was launched by volunteer physicians from UCSF. They provided non-judgmental health care to the hippies flocking to San Francisco, and would help revolutionize addiction treatment.

UCSF Studies Ambulance Diversion by Race, Health Care for Released Prisoners in Special Journal Issue

UCSF News Jun 6, 2017
Black heart attack patients suffer higher mortality rates than white patients when ambulances are diverted because hospital emergency rooms are too busy to receive new patients.

Chronic Pain Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Study of Older Adults

UCSF News Jun 5, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later.

New Cancer Treatments and Care to be Highlighted at 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting

UCSF News Jun 3, 2017
Cancer specialists from UCSF will present new findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s largest clinical cancer research meeting.

Soaring Medical Costs from Bicycle Accidents

UCSF News Jun 2, 2017
Bicycle use has skyrocketed in popularity, but it’s also led to more accidents, with medical costs from non-fatal bike crashes climbing steadily by $789 million annually, according to a new study by UCSF.

Research Reveals How RNA Gums Up Cell Nucleus in Huntington’s, Other Neurodegenerative Disorders

UCSF News Jun 2, 2017
UCSF researchers have drawn a link between genetic abnormalities in neurodegenerative diseases and the formation of RNA foci, work the scientists said may open avenues to the development of new drug treatments.

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