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Is asthma more dangerous for adults?

Yes, asthma is more dangerous for adults:  the death rate for adult-onset asthma is substantially higher than the death rate for childhood asthma.  It might be that adults either ignore asthma sympt

Apr 22 2020 | 0 | status: publish
Pilates for Rehab

Pilates uses many of the same principles that help injured athletes recuperate. Pilates focuses on control of movement in order to prevent further injury to the body.

Apr 21 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Assessing the benefit of surgery for older patients

Dr. Rita F. Redberg is a cardiologist who practices general and preventive cardiology at UCSF Health. She is also interested in how to promote high-value health care, an approach that emphasizes deliv

Apr 19 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Pros and cons of a tummy tuck

If you have loose, droopy skin around your stomach, you may have thought about a tummy tuck.  Especially after childbirth or massive weight loss.

Apr 15 2020 | 0 | status: publish
The origin of fetal surgery

Dr. Michael R. Harrison performed the first open fetal surgery in the world at UCSF in 1981.  Operating on a fetus was an amazing accomplishment at that time and it was done to correct a dangerously

Apr 15 2020 | 0 | status: publish
Helping the elderly before and after surgery

More than a third of all surgeries in U.S. hospitals—inpatient and outpatient procedures combined—are now performed on people age 65 and over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prev

Apr 15 2020 | 0 | status: publish
The Stigma of Disease

In a small town in the San Francisco bay area, a couple concealed their AIDS diagnosis for years.  That was in 1990. The father of two had been in the Governor’s cabinet and the mother was a well-k

Apr 12 2020 | 0 | status: publish
Are you being over-billed for surgery?

Surgery is stressful enough but what happens when you receive your bill and it’s thousands of dollars more than you expected?  That’s what happens to a lot of people. For example, you might check

Apr 11 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Can having a pet help your health?

Numerous studies have indicated that animals are wonderful for helping to relieve stress, anxiety, and many other psychological and physical problems. Animals are great at showing their love, concern,

Apr 10 2020 | 1 | status: publish
What is the difference between an MRI and an X-ray?

X-rays are good for showing bone fractures and an MRI is good for soft tissue injuries. When an X-ray doesn’t show something obvious, an MRI is great for looking closer for something not shown in th

Apr 07 2020 | 0 | status: publish

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