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Contraceptive Game Changer: How Patients Can Benefit From the OTC Birth Control Pill Video

Contraceptive Game Changer: How Patients Can Benefit From the OTC Birth Control Pill

Family physician Montida Fleming, MD, who played a role in norgestrel (Opill)'s road to FDA approval, presents what providers need to know about this soon-to-be-available option, from mechanisms of action to the data on efficacy and safety.

New Keys to Cancer Care: How 2023 Findings Impact Treatment Decisions Video

New Keys to Cancer Care: How 2023 Findings Impact Treatment Decisions

These four collaborative talks from UCSF and John Muir Health specialists shine a light on recent study results that should inform treatment planning for patients with a variety of GI, breast, lung and blood cancers.

Unconscious Bias in Patient Care: Harms and Paths to Healing Video

Unconscious Bias in Patient Care: Harms and Paths to Healing

While physicians intend to treat all their patients with equal respect and compassion, studies show that favoritism and other implicit attitudes can emerge, especially in times of stress, affecting medical decisions and care quality.

Streamline Your Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Expert on Diagnostic Tactics and Effective Care Video

Streamline Your Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Expert on Diagnostic Tactics and Effective Care

In just 20 minutes, orthopedic surgeon Lauren Shapiro, MD, MS, presents what clinicians need to know to identify CTS, from symptoms to simple in-office strength and screening tests, providing criteria for when to pursue electrodiagnostic studies.

Better Management of Lung Nodules: Cutting-Edge Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tools Video

Better Management of Lung Nodules: Cutting-Edge Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tools

Interventional pulmonologist Diana H. Yu, MD – who performed the first robotic bronchoscopy at UCSF – presents the case for more aggressive lung screening in California and throughout the country, then offers an exciting look at the latest ...

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Adult Acquired Buried Penis: Improving Patient Outcomes News

Adult Acquired Buried Penis: Improving Patient Outcomes

Adult-acquired buried penis (AABP) is a condition in which excess or abnormal surrounding soft tissue covers the penis, resulting in sexual and urinary dysfunction. While it’s associated with obesity, AABP does not typically subside with weight loss.

Is Regenerative Medicine the Next Generation of Infertility Treatment? News

Is Regenerative Medicine the Next Generation of Infertility Treatment?

Failed or canceled frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles often occur in patients with thin endometrial linings. Existing treatments to increase lining thickness, such as hormone therapy, are not always effective, leaving some patients with ...

How a Cutting-Edge Genetic Test Helps Ill Newborns, Pregnant Moms News

How a Cutting-Edge Genetic Test Helps Ill Newborns, Pregnant Moms

UCSF is first in Northern California to offer rapid test in-house for faster and more accurate diagnosis of rare genetic conditions.

Why Has Progress in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Taken 30 Years? News

Why Has Progress in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Taken 30 Years?

UCSF expert examines the past and future of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Tiny, Focused Shocks Help Many Patients Overcome Heart Arrhythmia News

Tiny, Focused Shocks Help Many Patients Overcome Heart Arrhythmia

Pulsed field ablation uses a series of tiny electrical pulses to destroy the tissue causing the arrhythmia. The procedure takes an hour or less, compared to three or four hours for conventional treatment.

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