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Dark Chocolate Can Promote Heart Health

Giving chocolates on Valentine's Day is a billion-dollar business in the United States, but besides delighting our taste buds, dark chocolate actually has health benefits for the body, a UCSF cardiologist says.


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Reducing Sodium in Diet Would Save Many Lives

A new study finds that hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved over 10 years if Americans reduced their sodium consumption to the levels recommended in federal guidelines.


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Air Pollution Exposure Linked to Low Birth Weight

An international study led by UCSF found that mothers who are exposed to particulate air pollution emitted by vehicles, urban heating and coal power plants are significantly more likely to bear children of low birth weight.


Patient Care

UCSF-Safeway Pharmacy Alliance Aims to Help Customers Quit Smoking

February 12, 2013

The UCSF School of Pharmacy has partnered with Safeway Inc. to help Safeway customers quit smoking, by connecting them with specially trained pharmacists to learn about smoking-cessation programs and other resources.


Gene Invaders Are Stymied by a Cell’s Genome Defense

February 13, 2013

UCSF researchers have discovered a molecular machine that helps protect a cell’s genes against invading DNA that contributes to inherited human disease and death.


Guiding Medical Students on the Path to Success

January 28, 2013

A UCSF School of Medicine program is developing a network of advisors, who are related to each other in a meaningful and complementary way, to help students succeed in their coursework and make the right career choices.

UCSF and Precision Medicine

UCSF is convening some of the world’s foremost thought leaders for a two-day summit to chart the course of precision medicine, an emerging field aimed at delivering care that's preventive, targeted, timely and effective.

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