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Jabs for Joints and Tendons: Hurting Patients Want PRP and Stem Cells – But Do They Work? Video

Jabs for Joints and Tendons: Hurting Patients Want PRP and Stem Cells – But Do They Work?

Patients with aching knees, elbows and other common musculoskeletal problems hope that platelet-rich plasma or stem cell injections could bring relief – and they have lots of questions.
Screening for Cervical Cancer: New Evidence on Options and Outcomes Video

Screening for Cervical Cancer: New Evidence on Options and Outcomes

Gynecologic oncologist Megan Swanson, MD, MPH, deciphers recent changes to cervical cancer screening guidelines and uses the data to illuminate the relative value of test options – Pap smears, detection of high-risk HPV strains, or both tests together.
The Misery of Everyday Back Pain: Primary Care Keys to Better Outcomes Video

The Misery of Everyday Back Pain: Primary Care Keys to Better Outcomes

Pain specialist Conor W. O’Neill, MD, director of the UCSF Nonoperative Spine Program, presents a straightforward approach to assessing low back pain in primary care, including how to efficiently rule out serious causes and how to recognize the multiple factors – biological, psychological and social – that contribute to pain.
Guide to Early Pregnancy Problems: How to Explain Options and Navigate Discussions Video

Guide to Early Pregnancy Problems: How to Explain Options and Navigate Discussions

In early pregnancy, common issues range from bleeding to ectopic attachment to miscarriage, and patients need accurate information and gentle guidance. Here’s help with delivering news and sharing decisions, including how to answer questions on specific management choices and whether a problem now signifies future pregnancy difficulties.
Pop Goes the Knee: Primary Care Diagnosis and Management of the Most Common Injuries Video

Pop Goes the Knee: Primary Care Diagnosis and Management of the Most Common Injuries

Orthopedic surgeon Elly LaRoque, MD, presents a guide to the knee problems frequently seen by PCPs, including tips on distinguishing complaints by typical histories and physical exam findings.
Gender-Affirming Health Care Video

Gender-Affirming Health Care

Addressing the needs of gender-expansive patients is basic health care, yet many PCPs aren’t sure where to begin.
Protecting Children’s Mental Health: Ready Resources for PCPs Video

Protecting Children’s Mental Health: Ready Resources for PCPs

Mental health issues are common in pediatric patients, with rates rising during COVID, yet modern time constraints make it challenging for primary care providers to meet these needs. Fortunately, child psychiatry access programs are designed to be an efficient way to consult with experts, who can give tailored, practical guidance in minutes.
Get Current on COVID: The Evidence on Vaccine Efficacy and Strategies for Immunocompromised Patients Video

Get Current on COVID: The Evidence on Vaccine Efficacy and Strategies for Immunocompromised Patients

A panel of experts answers all the current questions on breakthrough infections, who needs boosters, whether to keep recommending masks, and the future of variants, with a spotlight on meeting the needs of the immunocompromised, such as organ transplant recipients and cancer patients. Bonus: what to know about molnupiravir to treat COVID-19.
When a Child’s Cancer Resists Treatment: The Potential of Immunotherapy Video

When a Child’s Cancer Resists Treatment: The Potential of Immunotherapy

This encouraging presentation from pediatric hematologist-oncologist Michelle Hermiston, MD, PhD, director of UCSF’s pediatric immunotherapy program, focuses on relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer.
Detecting Less-Detectable Infections: A New Genetic Technique Using Plasma Video

Detecting Less-Detectable Infections: A New Genetic Technique Using Plasma

Metagenomic next-generation sequencing can pinpoint pathogens causing infections in patients with immune function challenges and complex conditions, potentially saving lives as well as lowering care costs.
Understanding Obesity: Essentials of Screening and Management in Primary Care Video

Understanding Obesity: Essentials of Screening and Management in Primary Care

Weight management specialist Diana Thiara, MD, presents an update on obesity care, with guidance on using screening tools, having sensitive discussions, and selecting treatments – from dietary modifications to surgery.
Looking at Vision and Brain Injuries: How to Discern Connections and Optimize Care Video

Looking at Vision and Brain Injuries: How to Discern Connections and Optimize Care

Certain vision problems may be linked to a past traumatic brain injury, but it’s not always obvious. Neuro-optometrist Mark Wu, OD, discusses how to diagnose such issues, with tips on what to ask about symptoms.
Sensitive and Smart Sexual Health Care: Meeting the Needs of Adolescents Now Video

Sensitive and Smart Sexual Health Care: Meeting the Needs of Adolescents Now

Adolescent medicine specialist Javay Ross, MD, discusses key questions and how to ask them; offers time-saving tips on taking histories, screening appropriately and prescribing wisely; and explains how to guide patients to their best birth control options.
Cancer Syndromes in Children: An Expert on Screening and Surveillance Video

Cancer Syndromes in Children: An Expert on Screening and Surveillance

Genetic testing and early intervention can have benefits ranging from preserving vision – as in the case of retinoblastoma – to preserving lives. Jennifer Michlitsch, MD, discusses how to identify patients at risk, take informative family histories, and ensure care reflects the needs and values of individual families.
Burnout Interventions to Benefit Individuals and Systems Video

Burnout Interventions to Benefit Individuals and Systems

Sunita Mutha, MD, discusses common symptoms, the many negative consequences for the health care field, and proven interventions.
In Utero Therapy for Serious Genetic Disorders: Saving and Improving Children’s Lives Video

In Utero Therapy for Serious Genetic Disorders: Saving and Improving Children’s Lives

Early fetal therapies have the power to change everything for babies and families affected by alpha thalassemia major or lysosomal storage diseases.
Contraceptive Counseling: Simple Techniques for Complicated Patients Video

Contraceptive Counseling: Simple Techniques for Complicated Patients

With rates of both chronic illness and maternal mortality rising in the U.S., reproductive planning is an essential part of primary care. Offering a variety of approaches to these discussions, OB-GYN Tania Basu Serna, MD, MPH, breaks down contraceptive options and explains how to help individuals make the best choices for their lives.
Window of Opportunity: The Potential Payoff of Early Fetal Ultrasound Video

Window of Opportunity: The Potential Payoff of Early Fetal Ultrasound

Perinatologist and medical geneticist Mary E. Norton, MD, discusses the value – and clarifies the limitations – of fetal ultrasound as early as 11 weeks.
COVID Update: Experts Answer Questions on Boosters, Everyday Risks and What the Future Holds Video

COVID Update: Experts Answer Questions on Boosters, Everyday Risks and What the Future Holds

An expert panel mines the latest data to discuss the COVID-related issues on patients’ minds
Strategies for Chronic Pain in Kids: Using Ketamine to Advantage Video

Strategies for Chronic Pain in Kids: Using Ketamine to Advantage

Pediatric anesthesiologist Stephen Long, MD, discusses treating pain from long-term conditions, such as sickle cell disease.
Menopause Management: New Strategies That Improve Women’s Lives Video

Menopause Management: New Strategies That Improve Women’s Lives

OB-GYN and reproductive health specialist Michael Policar, MD, MPH, offers an evidence-based guide to easing the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
Knotty Problems of the Neck: A Guide for Primary Care Video

Knotty Problems of the Neck: A Guide for Primary Care

Endocrine surgeon Wen T. Shen, MD, MA, offers guidance on everything from physical exams to presurgical workups, including key factors in risk assessment, when to order imaging (and what type), and how to pick up on hyperparathyroidism, an underdiagnosed disorder with wide-ranging symptoms.
Minimally Invasive Heart Repair: The Future Is Now Video

Minimally Invasive Heart Repair: The Future Is Now

Three UCSF specialists shine a light on the rapidly evolving world of minimally invasive heart surgery, giving the evidence on risks and outcomes.
Optimizing the Health of Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Guide for Primary Care Video

Optimizing the Health of Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Guide for Primary Care

Hematologist-oncologist Robert Raphael, MD, director of the Pediatric Survivorship Program, lays out keys to protecting these patients’ physical as well as mental health.

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