The Game Changer: New Test Helps Doctors Find Hidden Prostate CancerNew technology is making it easier for doctors to detect prostate cancer in men and could prove to be an effective treatment for the disease.
COVID Vaccine Efforts: How Far Away Is the Light at the End of the Tunnel?Six million vaccine shots delayed by the winter storm. Claims of possible herd immunity by spring. Worries that health officials haven't been upbeat enough about the vaccine. It was a week of swirling pandemic headlines, some of them seemingly contradictory.
COVID Long-Haulers Find Relief Among Fellow Sufferers on Road to RecoveryAbout 10 percent of patients experience lingering misery after they no longer test positive for COVID-19. They're the "long-haulers" and doctors at UCSF established an online support group for them that is the first of its kind in the nation.
COVID: Chase Center Eyes Concerts In Fall; Health Experts Hopeful For Herd Immunity Later This YearWith COVID-19 vaccine efforts ramping up, the Chase Center in San Francisco is eyeing a return to live concerts as soon as this fall.
COVID Study: Food, Agriculture, Construction Workers Top List Of Most At Risk Of COVID DeathA University of California, San Francisco study of the jobs at most risk for death from COVID-19 shows line cooks, machine operators, agricultural workers and construction laborers at the top of the list.
COVID: Bay Area Doctors Hopeful For Urgent Action On Pandemic From Biden AdministrationAction on the COVID-19 pandemic from President Joe Biden can't come soon enough for Bay Area doctors, as California faces issues with its vaccine rollout and a new threat from a variant of the coronavirus.
COVID Learning: Bay Area Doctors Sign Letter Calling For California Schools To Reopen Feb. 1Thirty UCSF health care professionals - from infectious disease experts to adolescent health specialists - are calling for a reopening of California schools as early as February 1.
Coronavirus Surge: Zuckerberg SF General At 'Level Red' As COVID Patient Numbers Reach Record LevelsAs of Monday, 63 COVID-19 patients are inside Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, 13 of those in the critical care unit. These new numbers have pushed the hospital to ‘surge level red.'
Frightening California COVID-19 Surge Continues Amid Promise of More VaccinesCalifornia is the epicenter of the worst surge in COVID-19 infections. Now the best hope is the vaccine. Elizabeth Cook has details on plans to speed up the vaccination process.
UCSF Health Expert Proposes Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine by LotteryUCSF Dept. of Medicine chairman Dr. Bob Wachter said California should consider a lottery system as a more equitable way to coordinate coronavirus vaccinations.
COVID Vaccines: UCSF Medical Center Says 10,000 Frontline Staff Received Vaccine; Begins Distributing 2nd DosesUCSF Medical Center announced Wednesday that they have vaccinated nearly 10,000 frontline staff from COVID-19 and have begun distributing second doses.
Missing Medically At-Risk Man Was Heading To UCSF, Last Seen Boarding BusSan Francisco police are asking the public to help find a man with medical conditions who has been missing from his home in the Parkmerced area since Monday.
UCSF Seeks To Rebuild Hospital, Add 1,200 Homes On Parnassus Campus In Proposed Agreement With CityOfficials with UCSF and the City of San Francisco announced Monday a proposed community benefits package, which includes new housing, as it seeks to rebuild the aging hospital on its Parnassus Heights campus.
UCSF Study: Temperature-Tracking Ring May Detect COVID InfectionA temperature-monitoring ring may be able to determine when the wearer has been infected with the coronavirus, even when symptoms of the infection are subtle, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco and UC San Diego.
COVID Vaccines: Hospitals Across California Prepare To Get First DosesAs California reported a record of nearly 35,500 positive coronavirus cases on Friday, there's a glimmer of hope: The state is awaiting the first batch of coronavirus vaccine.