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March 2016 General Pediatrics Update

Check out an update from March 2016 in the General Pediatrics division!

March 2016 Newsletter

 

Got gas? Blame it on your bacteria

A recent blog post from the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics..read more

 

February 2016 General Pediatrics Update

Check out recent updates in the General Pediatrics division!

February 2016 Newsletter

 

Water Dispensers, Cups, Encourage School Children to Drink More, Study Shows

School children drink more water if the traditional water fountain is replaced by a dispenser with..read more

 

Water First: A Toolkit for Promoting Water Intake in Community Settings

When schools and community organizations promote the intake of water as an alternative to sugary..read more

 

New Video “Share the Love, Share the Water” Educates Public about Healthy Beverage Choices

On October 1, 2015, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Center for Vulnerable..read more

 

2015 Year Book of Pediatrics features commentaries from UCSF general pediatricians

On January 1, 2015, the 2015 Year Book of Pediatrics was published and featured several..read more

 

UCSF Physician Receives Award to Research Childhood Obesity Prevention

On April 17, 2015, Anisha I. Patel , MD, MSPH was awarded an intramural Young Investigator Award..read more

 

“Drink More Water” Song Encourages Healthy Beverage Intake

The “Drink More Water” song was commissioned by the Division of General Pediatrics and Philip..read more

 

Technology a Fundamental Change in Child Development

According to a recent survey conducted by Common Sense Media, more than a third of children under..read more

 

Should Your Child Be in a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials can provide invaluable information about the safety and effectiveness of new..read more

 

Innovative ‘Pay for Performance’ Program Improves Patient Outcomes

A recent study conducted by UCSF and the New York City Department of Health and Hygiene has found..read more

 

Pediatric Readmission Rates Aren’t Indicator of Hospital Performance

Readmission rates of patients to the same hospital within 30 days have been used as a potential..read more

 

Infant Car Seat Safety- UCSF Pediatric Resident featured on CBS Consumer Watch

Research shows that 70% of car seats are improperly installed.  University of California, San..read more

 

Our Protective Microbiome

What really makes up the human body? Are we more microbial than human? How does this protect us..read more

 

Tiny Bit of Formula Promotes Breastfeeding

In the United States, while roughly three-quarters of mothers attempt to breastfeed, only thirty..read more

 

Early Formula Use Helps Some Mothers Breastfeed Longer

Researchers have found that giving formula in the first few days of life can increase breastfeeding..read more

 

California Asthma Surveillance Report

In honor of World Asthma Day, California Breathing Asthma Program is pleased to announce the..read more

 

Suzanna Martinez, PhD Receives APA Young Investigator Award

On January 31, 2013, Suzanna Martinez, PhD, a first-year general pediatrics fellow, was named a..read more

 

Good Sleep Habits

Many parents have concerns about their child’s sleep. From infancy to adolescence, the concerns..read more

 

Genes and Health - Moving Beyond Race

Work on asthma at the University of California–San Francisco is going beyond current concepts of..read more

 

UCSF Wellness Lecture at the JCCSF - February 12, 2013 Do Probiotics Work for Kids?

“Do Probiotics Work for Kids? Colic, Allergies and Diarrhea”

Michael D. Cabana, MD, MPH,..read more

 

Congratulations to the 15 Northern California Practices on becoming Asthma Champions!

These practices strive to maximize their care for children and families with asthma. As asthma..read more

 

As Asthma Rates Rise, Researchers Look at Effective Medicines for Children

APRIL and OCELOT are two related studies being conducted at UCSF to closely examine the..read more

 

Wall Street Journal article: Probiotics’ Benefits May Be More Than a Gut Feeling

Probiotics, believed to help with digestion, are increasingly being studied to treat wide-ranging..read more

 

Many California schools out of compliance with state and federal drinking water access laws

A new study, conducted by UCSF’s Anisha Patel, looks at free drinking water access in meal service..read more

 

My Asthma Wallet Card

This handy wallet card developed by the NIH is for patients.  It includes information on common..read more

 

For healthier kids, get a cat or dog, study suggests

Kids who grow up with cats or dogs tend to get fewer respiratory infections during their first year..read more

 

New Pediatric Reference Book Authored by UCSF Pediatricians

On June 15, 2012, the book The Pediatrics Mentor: Pediatrics Clerkship & Shelf Exam Companion was..read more

 

APPUC I Featured on NHLBI Website

APPUC I is now featured on the NACI in Action webpage. 

Check out the video.

 

 

San Francisco General Hospital Asthma Clinic featured on NBC Bay Area News

On January 18, 2012, NBC Bay Area News featured the San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) Pediatric..read more

 

New American Lung Association Report

“Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics is part of the American Lung..read more

 

New Study!

We are pleased to announce the LIMB study!

Advances in genetics have greatly increased our..read more

 

PACK Study Featured in BABY Magazine

BABY Magazine recently featured the PACK study in the Fall 2011 issue. The article features the..read more

 

CHIPPER Website Launched

Children Helping Pediatric Practice, Education & Research (CHIPPER) at UCSF’s Department of..read more

 

APPUC Study Releases New Cultural Competency Module for Asthma Care Practitioners

The APPUC Study released a cultural competency module for asthma health care providers. The program..read more

 

4th annual participant fun day

The 4th annual participant fun day in the park was a huge success! Thanks to all our families for..read more

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